Wednesday 7th September 2016
Trying to paint windows at 23 degrees is tricky – the paint was drying rapidly. Some primer and topcoat to complete before the weather changes. All buildings now looking much more presentable. The wood signs describing each building have also been repainted by Sheila Barker, and Joyce Jackson has followed afterwards and highlighted the header title with a darker colour.
Hodgsons Mine Shop was prepared for Heritage Open Days. The remaining sand was transported back to The Barracks by Colin Wilkinson, the floor was swept, and the artefacts rearranged. The thistle extraction team were also at work on the dumps round about the shop – Liz Bentley, Steve Bentley and Graham Brooks .
After lunch, Colin sorted out Carrs Mine shop and made the building accessible. The mine wagons and ram pump were then dragged up to The Barracks back wall. This makes the place look tidier. One of the wagon under frames is rusty badly and will probably have to be scrapped.
Steve and Liz were also scouting the valley for good photo sites for a HOD leaflet.
Graham, Sheila and Joyce sorted out the HOD bunting. Not sure about the white overalls..