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St Mary’s Church Pew Platforms Project progress #12

w/c Tuesday April 3:  With work to remove the skeletons from the porch held up awaiting  clearance of proceudres by the Diocesan Advisory Committee, the completion of the paths is also held up, leaving them a bit messy! The carpet … Continue reading

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St Mary’s Church Pew Platforms Project progress #11

Monday March 26: Sun and 12oC.  Filling drainage trench with stone.  Rear platform oak edging trim being fitted to walls and pillar bases. [1623.jpg] Pew prayer fronts put in place on rear platform. Tuesday: The framework from the doorway to the nave centre … Continue reading

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St Mary’s Church Pew Platforms Project progress #10

Monday March 19: 2oC, snow from weekend slowly going. The porch outer paving stone lifted and moved with A frame gantry to lie west of the large inner slab. Drainage trench and new piping continued with archaeologist Kamil removing and … Continue reading

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St Mary’s Church Pew Platforms Project Progress – report #9

Monday, March 12: Galvanised steel sections were delivered and a start made on laying out the rear platform structure. The organ loudspeakers were disconnected from the top of the vestry cupboard.     Tuesday: Archaeologist Tim discovered a full skeleton … Continue reading

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Badby bird notes for February 2018 –

For the last month we have had a flock of about a dozen siskins regularly sitting in the plum tree in our front garden. They make a great deal of noise and pay regular visits to the bird feeders. There … Continue reading

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St Mary’s Church Pew Platforms Project – Report no. 8

Monday, March 5: With the snow going fast and while passing lifting straps below the remaining large slab in the porch, it was found to have a hewn edge under the wall, not smoothly tapered like the other sides.  John … Continue reading

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St Mary’s Church Pew Platforms Project – Report no. 7

Monday, February 26: Electrician fitted two  radiant heaters to each of the SW wall and Chancel and they are working.  NICEIC inspected the installation work.  Making a temporary internal porch to keep stone dust out of church when work starts on porch … Continue reading

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St Mary’s Church Pew Platforms Project – Progress report #6

Monday Feb 19: CE and NE pits cleared of timber and debris. Recovered and new oak platform side rails cut and treated with Sika wood preservative and fitted on waterproof membranes to CE pit. The pillar nearest the kitchen is … Continue reading

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St Mary’s Church Pew Platforms Project – Progress report #5

Monday Feb 12: SE pew platform re-boarding completed. Tuesday: lift, move and settle the font in its new SE position.  The difference in levels between the new oak rail and the eroded floor slabs in this part of the south … Continue reading

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