5th July

The Roof without tiles showing the plaster from the ceiling below
Trudi Hughes, Historic England. Peter Rawlings, Architect. Les Hopton, the contractors, Valiant.
A J Francis H Wood 1966
Builders mark on rafter
The 2 panels of Wattle and daub on the first floor
More open spaces
Tony Francis with his model of the Lych Gate

Serious work started on the roof this week with all the tiles removed and although it was basically sound discussion went on about adding insulation yet still keeping it looking (almost) the same in the end.

The signatures of H Wood and A J Francis were discovered from the 1966 re-roofing. Tony Francis will be known to many villagers for his carpentry work and we have in the museum a model he made of the Lych Gate in Mill Street,  which you can slot together as the original was.

A lot more of the old cement plaster has been removed from between the beams. We are keeping two older wattle and daub panels but they will probably have to be plastered over to preserve them.



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