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
At long last the old education building has been demolished, revealing the Saxon longhall over its entire length. Now there is lots of room for the Viking trading boat and […]
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.