Recent hot weather has slowed down our work programme, but we have achieved some objectives. Here is a summary from 27th June to 18th July.
Conserving the EIMCO loader and a mine wagon: both items have been coated with rust preventing chemicals and the loader has been partly undercoated. Audrey has been responsible for most of this work.
Rewiring the Barracks: the upstairs ring main and the boiler main have been installed and are working. Thanks to Colin for this task.
Lighting the Display Cabinets: Andy and Anne have built custom led lights for most of the display cabinets, and have almost completed this task.
Repairing the Dowgang footpath fence: ChrisB, Alec, Graham, Martyn and Rosemary have rehung the gate and started on fixing the fence across the burn. Erica, who lives nearby, has donated a length of mesh for the fence repair.
Arch repairs in Carrs Mine: The floor level arch for the old lower adit has been walled by Jim.
Stagg Wheelpit: Sheila has logged the vegetation within the safety fence, and has done a first draft of the SMC application for conservation work on the timbers.
Building signs and Noticeboards: Repainted in a new shade of green, by Rachel, Nicola, Sheila and Joyce.
Stray fridge; that had been dumped in Dowgang Hush recovered and recycled by ChrisB and Graham.
Thompson’s Level: old shaft top fence repaired, level entrance cleared of vegetation, rails covered with ply, and the dump bund rebuilt. Leif, Allan, Greg, ChrisC, Nick, Rosemary and Joyce were all involved. ChrisC repaired the gate by welding.
Archive: a start made with the Coldberry pay sheets by Margaret.
Carrs Shop and Barracks Windows: have had some white paint recoated by Pete and Graham.
We have also had visits from the Nenthead Chapel team, and the pupils from Nenthead School.