Earlier today I had the great pleasure of sharing the story of our family’s restoration journey here at Christ Church to a large audience of 85 members of Welshpool’s U3A. The feedback was wonderful with many comments of admiration and gratitude for our efforts to restore one of Welshpool’s landmark buildings. Many thanks to Welshpool U3A for having me!
A chalk inscription under the old gallery pew seats. From the sawmill perhaps – customer name and cost? Any guesses welcomed! (We’re thinking R G ??? Mont? (Montgomeryshire?) £ s d ) Image of the Week #179
:: thinning the boundary hedge : painting in the Apse : an indoor Easter egg hunt :: :: a higher than normal perspective of the nave : seasonal decorations : allotment tidying :: :: leaving Easter treats at the fairy door in the woods : installing skirting boards : painting walls ::
Daffodils, primroses, hawthorn and elder leaf buds on the March nature table.
‘Ascension’ One of the stained glass windows in the Apse. The marks of the crucifixion on the hands and feet caught my eye. Image of the Week #178
A Victorian glass filter on this view of the churchyard from one of the Apse windows. Cherishing these views as I hope not to be standing up here again for quite some time! Image of the Week #177
Spring has sprung in the churchyard with primroses popping up everywhere. And the first bumble bee and butterfly of the year has been spotted. Image of the Week #176
A glimpse of the town while cleaning the central stained glass window in the Apse. One of the perks of high level work is seeing the views that only past builders and craftsmen have seen (actually that is the only perk!). Image of the Week #175
:: skirting completes the landing : tidying the garden : half term adventures :: :: apse restoration begins : before cleaning the stained glass : (too) high up :: :: ‘champing’ : installing the loft ladder : spring comes to the churchyard ::