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    A record breaking day!

    We had a fantastic day last Sunday with the first of our Open Days for 2012. We had a record breaking 115 visitors! It was lovely to welcome back old friends and to make lots of new ones. We had a long day on Saturday clearing away our clutter to enable access to the altar, as a new feature this…

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    Door finds its home.

    The house ‘end’ of the church is becoming more defined as the partition wall has become plaster boarded. Its great to see the details within the wall, such as the window and door reveals, emerging. The door that we got from a salvage yard a couple of years ago has constantly been in the way, so its a relief for…

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    The Living Room progresses.

    Focus has shifted downstairs, now that Owen has settled into his room and the upstairs floor cleared to be filled with tower scaffolds for lime plastering. We had a festive ‘Partition Wall Erecting Party’ when Darren, Chris, Steve and Tim very kindly gave up a day (and a long one at that) of their Christmas holiday to create the main…

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    A little bit finished!

    Finally we have a finished room! Its all very exciting, especially for Owen who has vacated ‘The Hut’ and moved in! It took a while to do all the finishing touches like skirting boards, hanging and painting doors, but its all been worth it as we’re really pleased with the finished result. Its wonderful to see all our ideas come…

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    A busy summer…

    The last pieces of the giant jigsaw puzzle of the downstairs floor have been completed by Karl relaying the Minton encaustic tiles. They originally surrounded the Font. We have compacted the original design to fill in the gap in the centre and kept to laying the tiles diagonally. We are thrilled with the results and it makes an interesting feature…

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    Powis Castle garden party

    We were given the opportunity to have a stand at Powis Castle garden party to celebrate the Royal Wedding. It was a lovely day organised by The National Trust and Welshpool Town Council. We displayed information and photos on the historic connection between Powis Castle and Christ Church, as well as the explaining all the work we’ve done here. We…