A good name for a pub where you could down a few pints and enjoy your bread and cheese lunch. But this shovel was obviously an implement that worked very hard for its keep in days gone by. It looks a bit decrepit, broken and worn but we assume, probably quite wrongly, that it was used by the miller for shovelling and bagging up grain or flour. Maybe he used it for filling bags or simply cleaning the flour mill.
We'll never know.
One thought was that it was made of wood so that it wouldn't strike sparks in the dusty atmosphere. Anyway it was important enough to be kept in its working environment as a memento of how things used to be done and that will do for us.