Informal Volunteers Day - 22nd June

In order to help with preparation for major plumbing work, we tried something different and held an informal Volunteer’s Day. Despite the quite short notice, around 25 people came down to the Swan and achieved an enormous amount of work, including removal of the old ceiling in bedroom 2, removing the last of the old floors, clearing out the gullies and our old favourite, wire stripping. Many thanks to all of those who came down and donated their time and energy. We hope you enjoyed the day, as well as the beer and sandwiches!

Tasks included:

  • Plasterboarding the two ends of the school.
  • Cleaning duty in the bar area to make it as good as possible.
  • Pulling down the ceiling in bedroom two and remove all the rubble to the skip (#7).
  • Cleaning and prepping the front windows.
  • Started dismantling bits at the old door in the ladies loo (sorry, palour) and the alcove door.
  • Finishing the removing of all paint in the cellar.
  • Lifted the floor boards in the ground floor hall.
  • Sprayed boron on to the exposed rafters in the bar and also respray under the stairs to the school room.
  • some sat in the sun, did wire stripping and have a little chit -chat.

Some of the team actually went back in on the Sunday to make sure everything was ready for the plumbers and also allow the underfloor insulation to be laid.

Thanks to all volunteers who helped out.

Adrian in Bedroom 2

Adrian in Bedroom 2

Wire stripping duty

Wire stripping duty

Cleaning the hall

Cleaning the hall

Tony stripping the cellar

Tony stripping the cellar

Newly plasterboarded in school room

Newly plasterboarded in school room

Adrian and Alan in bedroom 2

Adrian and Alan in bedroom 2

De-nailing bedroom 3

De-nailing bedroom 3

Ken clearing the cellar

Ken clearing the cellar

Gullies cleared out

Gullies cleared out

Ian cutting services trench

Ian cutting services trench

About to de-nail bedroom 3

About to de-nail bedroom 3

Undercoating the new pub sign

Undercoating the new pub sig

Plasterboarding the school room

Plasterboarding the school room

Gully in hall finally cleared

Gully in hall finally cleared

Theresa cleaning the gents

Rachel with one of the swans