History of the Malt Shovel at Wirksworth Moor in the county of Derbyshire. Research is augmented with photographs, details of licensees, stories of local folklore, census data, newspaper articles and a genealogy connections section for those studying their family history.



 

Malt Shovel
Malt Shovel

Some History of this Pub
More to follow on the Malt Shovel Inn at Wirksworth Moor. In the meantime I have posted some photographs.

The Malt Shovel Inn at Wirksworth Moor [2003]

More to follow on the Malt Shovel Inn at Wirksworth Moor. In the meantime I have posted some photographs.

Bar of the Malt Shovel Inn at Wirksworth Moor [2003]

More to follow on the Malt Shovel Inn at Wirksworth Moor. In the meantime I have posted some photographs.

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More to follow on the Malt Shovel Inn at Wirksworth Moor. In the meantime I have posted some photographs.

Interior of the Malt Shovel Inn at Wirksworth Moor [2003]

More to follow on the Malt Shovel Inn at Wirksworth Moor. In the meantime I have posted some photographs.

The Malt Shovel Inn at Wirksworth Moor [2010]

More to follow on the Malt Shovel Inn at Wirksworth Moor. In the meantime I have posted some photographs.

Interior of the Malt Shovel Inn at Wirksworth Moor [2010]

More to follow on the Malt Shovel Inn at Wirksworth Moor. In the meantime I have posted some photographs.
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Related Newspaper Articles
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Licensees of this Pub
1856 - James Sanders

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Genealogy Connections
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Inn Sign
Inn Sign of the Malt Shovel Inn at Wirksworth Moor [2003]

This sign dates from 2003 and is a nice simple Malt Shovel signboard. The Malt Shovel sign generally, but not always, indicates that a malthouse was used nearby or, indeed, behind the pub itself. The huge wooden shovels were used in the traditional floor malting process to turn the barley. The raw grain is allowed to partially germinate by steeping it in water. But just as any seedlings start getting ideas above their station, they are whisked off to the brewery because, at this stage, they have the perfect combo of sugars and proteins to give the malt flavour beer drinkers lust for.

Drink Marston's Pedigree

Quotation
Nikita Khrushchev

"I once said, 'We will bury you,' and I got into trouble with it. Of course we will not bury you with a shovel. Your own working class will bury you.
Nikita Khrushchev

Links to other Websites
Wirksworth Heritage Centre

John Smith's Milk Maid Stout

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Marston's Light Bitter Ale

Newspaper Articles
"Mr. James Sanders. landlord of the Malt Shovel Inn, Wirksworth Moor, charged Mary Ellen Winson, his servant, with having robbed him. The prisoner was a girl of about 19, and prosecutor had taken her into his service without a character in consequence of having previously known her father, who was a reputable labouring man. During the time she was in Mr. Sanders' employ he missed frequently small sums of money, amounting in the aggregate to about two pounds, and suspicion falling on his servant he on Monday morning, the 7th inst., at eight o'clock, placed a marked shilling in his bedroom in such a way that it might be seen, and at half past eight he found it was gone. Tomlinson, the keeper of the Wirksworth lock-up was sent for, who apprehended Winson, and observing her take something from her pocket he opened her hand and found a marked shilling, which prosecutor now identified as the one he had placed in his bedroom, and on being searched by Mrs. Tomlinson at the lock-up, 16 papers of tobacco of the value of 1s. 4d. were found in the folds of her dress, which she admitted to have taken from her master's cellar, saying she intended the tobacco for her mother, and meant to pay for it out of her wages. The choice of summary jurisdiction or a jury was offered to the prisoner, who chose the former, and was convicted and sentenced to two months' imprisonment with hard labour."
"Robbing an Employer"
Derby Mercury : January 16th 1856.

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Marston's Pedigree Pale Ale

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Beer and Pipe Smoker

Bar Parlour Stained Glass

Tap Room Etched Glass

Cheers!

Pub Drinkers between the Wars

Rural Drinkers outside the Pub

The Young Barmaid by Charles Sillem Lidderdale

Drinking Celebrations

Le Bock by Picasso [1901]

Beer is Best

Best Room and Snug

Edwardian Barman

Bar Etched Glass

Drinking in the Snug

Barman

Wartime Drinkers

Victorian Barmaid

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Publican

Public Bar Stained Glass
 

Woman Serving Beer

Brewery Buildings