For the site tours at the weekend the longhall was cleared out and the ‘Saxon’ furniture was placed inside. Keen followers of the blog may remember that two of the […]
Here Kath demonstrates the difference that two thin coats of limewash with yellow ochre pigment makes. It will nicely complement the grey oak timbers of anyone’s longhall. Photo: Michelle Checkley
Following the successful de-pinking of the gable end of the Roman building it received a new coat of limewash to make it sparking white again. The Saxon longhall gable end […]
A big push was made to tidy up the site for the July open day. The longhall was fitted out with the new furniture and the ceiling in the Roman […]
The Walrus was successfully brought down to earth this week when its wheels and sub frame was detached after the successful move. It has now attained its final resting place […]
Using the cover of the Avalon Marshes Open Day (3rd June) Vikings took over the Saxon longhall. Fortunately they proved to be both knowledgable and friendly and well versed in […]
The gripping beasts over the longhall porch recieve a new coat of paint (red ochre, yellow iron oxide, linseed oil, a dash of lime putty and a hint of water) […]
Another busy week with continued work inside and outside the Roman building, making ready for fresco week and starting work on the stairs up to the porch. The Saxon longhall […]
Mike revealed his wonderful carvings of the second part of the Beowulf story. These will go either side of the main door once they have been finished.
And Lo! it came to pass that the wall of the Saxon longhall turned yellow on the outside, and there was great rejoicing…and cake.