NORTH EXPLOSIVES STORE
The roof and walls are complete. Some patches of pointing to complete. See the posting about the Members Long Weekend 19th to 22nd September for information about the next phase of work.
A big effort has been made to remove rubbish and modern scrap from the site. We have filled a skip with rubbish left from the NPHT period, and we have stored any useful material.
Hodgsons High Level Mine Shop has been tidied up and failing pointing has been rectified. A broken window has been repaired and a new coat of stain will be applied during September.
The Smelting Mill has been cleared of waste mortar and debris left by Anelays after the 2014 Conservation Work. The wheelpit within the mill has been pumped out and cleared of rubbish.
Barracks failing pointing has been part-repaired and we intend to complete this work before the winter. Energy greedy light fittings have been replaced with lower running cost fittings. The downstairs store has been sorted (again!) and more space made available.
Sluice gates have been checked in order to try and prevent flooding in stormy weather.