Volunteer Day 6th July

We had another volunteering day which was well attended. We successfully completed an number of tasks and moved others on so the weekday warriors can complete them.

Some of the things done included:

  • Removal of the old Swan signage.
  • Taking down the flag pole.
  • Clearing out the gutters and gullies on the main roof.
  • Removing the kitchen extractor.
  • Painting the side entrance wall and washing down the woodwork.
  • Putting noggins into the steels ready for mounting pasterboard.
  • Stripping paint in the ladies loo a well as giving the whole loo a gentle sand down.
  • Lagging the new pipework in the cellar.
  • And as always, more wire stripping!

Notably our father and so team for the day - James and John - built a temporary bar out of pallets. Looks fab and ensures we have something to serve from on the 20th.

Thanks to Louise for the sandwiches and Will for the beer. Certainly helped sustain us on a hot Saturday!

Photos from our professional photographer (volunteer), Doug Seeburg.

Dermott cleaning the service entrance

Scraping down the paintwork before painting

Baffy painting school room ceiling

School room starting to take shape

Planning work in the bar

How many men does it take?

Tony cutting a noggin

Piece of wood that fits into the I of the steels so we can screw plasterboard to it

Whitewashing the shool room

Whitewashing the new plaster

The strippers

Stripping wire to get the copper so we can sell it

Noggin work has started

The nogging team discussing next steps

The Swan shining in the sunlight

Old signage has been removed

Photos from volunteers and friends.

The temporary bar

The temporary bar

Builders of the temp bar

Builders of the temp bar

Cellar starting to take shape

Cellar starting to take shape

Discussing progress

Discussing progress

Painting the service entrance

Dermott and Rachel cleaning and painting

Wire stripping for copper

Wire stripping for copper

The temp bar

The temp bar

No flag pole or signage!

No flag pole or signage!

Taking the flag pole down

Took a lot of effort as bolts were rusted closed

Making the temporary bar

Father and son team making the temporary bar out of pallets

Removing old signage

Removing old signage

Our postie brought down his car

Our postie brought down his car

Chit chatting

Chit chatting

Lunch

Beer from Willie, sandwiches from Louise