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    Up in the belfry there is a signature of possibly one of the original church builders. We spent the afternoon re-pointing the walls up there. It is so exposed that the mortar inside the walls gets washed away. There is evidence of a lot of previous re-pointing work up there. Image of the Week #82

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    Christ Church, the Town Hall and St Mary’s – and The Flash leisure centre! Taken from the top of Maesgwasted field. If you look closely you can see the old brickworks in Buttington. Image of the Week #79

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      Early spring sunshine… and warmth, oh joy! The tower needs this to help dry it out as it is soaking up in the belfry. Image of the Week #77

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    Image of the Week #9

    Beautiful autumn sunshine and blue skies… the Image of the Week just had to be an outside shot. The detailing on the tower really stands out in this light. West face of the tower.

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    Image of the Week #7

    The stairs in the base of the Tower, which lead up to the Gallery in the Nave. It has stone steps cantilevered out of the wall, with metal spindles and hand rail. This inspired us in the design of our new staircase.

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    Image of the Week #6

    This one’s for Owen, our eldest son who spotted the colours of these trees earlier this week when we were up in the tower. He has just arrived in Canada, on an exchange trip, and is no doubt enjoying the Canadian fall. We are all missing him terribly but are also very proud of his brave adventuring spirit! He has…

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    Repointing

    This weekend was dedicated to doing some much needed repointing on the tower parapet wall. The top of the tower is the most exposed part of the building, getting the worst of the weather from all directions. Sons #1 and #2 worked very hard helping to carry all the equipment and buckets of lime mortar up to the top of…

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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…