Visitors to the reconstruction buildings are rightly amazed about what the volunteers have achieved. This week there were teams mass producing benches for the longhall, carving decorative chairs for the […]
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.
The inside of the Roman dining-room has started to get its first additions of render, with the stone fakery continuing into the doorway. The Saxon longhall has almost finished turning […]
Not a stairway to heaven but a heavenly stairway, to the mezzanine level in the Saxon longhall. Steve’s insistence on waney edge planks pays off. More wall panels are filled […]
Its not the end of the wattle and daubing on the Saxon longhall, but it is perhaps the beginning of the end. The gaps are gradually filling in, but somehow […]
Despite a day of heavy rain, work on both buildings continued heroically in the face of frequent assaults by cake, biscuits and millionaire’s shortbread. The interior of the finished wattle […]
The final coat of lime render has been put on the Roman building and the fake stonework scratched in. Limewash to follow. On the Saxon longhall wattle and daubing continues […]
At last the scaffolding has come down from around the Saxon longhall (thank you Acron Scaffold). Its form and the windows can finally be seen properly.
Spurred on by a chocolate and orange cake of record breaking proportions (thank you Martin and Happy Birthday!) and some sunny weather, progress has been good. Operation fakery continues on […]
Mike’s wonderful dragon head carving was added to the longhall this week and will hopefully fulfill its job of scaring away evil spirits. The head is based on a very […]