Woolmers is a wonderful estate which had been in the same family for 6 generations, all male owners had the same Christian name of Thomas. The last Thomas VI, and direct descendant of the original owner, (Thomas I), died in the late 1990s, an only child and unmarried and with no children. The estate is now managed by a family trust made up of relatives to Thomas VI.
The wool shed is stunning, and is still in use today with the benefit of electric shears, as opposed to the Sawbees of old. Examples of the old blades and shears hang on the walls. I have included photos of some of the shears and the controversial wide comb shears, introduced by those pesky Kiwis a few years ago.
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