North Explosives Store – how are we doing?

Work was slow to start this year because the night time temperatures have been too low for lime mortaring.  Things improved in late May and we have now spent three working days on the building. What have we done?

1 Removed the temporary winter roof

2 Installed the new door frame and eventually got it trued up.

3 Cleaned out the interior and had another look at the archaeology of the floor area.

4 Pointed the front exterior wall, rebuilt the barrel joists stonework, and started on pointing the two side walls.



We are making a big effort on Sunday 28th and Monday 29th June.  The aim is to complete the lintel over the door, install the wall plates, install the rafters, and complete the side walls up to the rafters.  If time permits, we’ll make a start with the roof slates.

If you are coming for both days, you can stay in the Bunkhouse at nil cost on Sunday evening.  If you want to know more or book your place, then phone our Volunteer Coordinator Joyce on 07702538709.  All insured members are welcome!