2002, Well well well

Well well well

Much work was required to reinstate the 70m long red brick path and storm water gulley which extends from the North West corner of the cottage to beyond the end of the Back Sheds. As usual every single brick had to be removed and cleaned while the new foundations were prepared. This was a punishing and lengthy task as it required constant bending down. Thankfully John is quite a short fellow, making him the obvious candidate for the job.

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2002, The ? House

The ? House

The glass house above the Melon House had been partially cleared during the process, enough to reveal some of its features. What ever this building was intended for, had to be of high importance at the time. It had been engineered in Brunel fashion and designed by a professional.

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2002, Serious about walls

Serious about walls

One of the conditions set by the Malvern Hills District Council when we bought the site, was that the main walls had to be repaired within a reasonable time period (notionally five years). This work must take priority, but not necessarily at the exclusion of other work. We would have to rebuild at a rate of one metre per year, which sounded fairly achievable. However, two and a half years have flown by and; oh well.

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