Update for the 22nd February

At long last the "For Sale" sign has gone. Makes The Swan look a lot better. The flag pole is next! From the front you can't see all the activity that has been going inside the building - it's been busy in there.

Since the volunteering day:

  • Sootbusters cleaned several of the chimneys already.
  • Yesterday we found another that was hidden from view.
  • The office ceiling has been taken down.
  • Removed the rotten floor boards in the bar area.
  • Opened up several airbricks that had been sealed.
  • Worked out how to replace the roof in the gents loo.

The guys have also taken more of the walls in the bar back to the brickwork and removed dangerous slates from the stables' roof. The volunteer plumber removed all the radiators and sinks from the bar and stopped several pipe leaks. Other work has been done too. A huge thanks to the volunteers involved.

In the coming days we should see scaffolding going up so the roof, guttering and windows can be worked on. Also there will be tarpaulin going over the stables to protect them. And a lot more work inside too. If you are volunteering, you will be able to see all this and more too.

We are also looking for skilled tradesmen who are able to volunteer their time during the week. Can you help? Or do you know someone?

The floorboards have been removed from where the bar used to be SOme of the internal brickwork needs repairs The old Swan signbut no for sale sign Side window which is now a new side door
Still removing the old plaster from a lintel Part of the ceiling in the office has been removed - rest needs to go too All the ivy, boarding, etc has been removed from the side of the pub Lifting the floorboards at one of the alcoves Internal partitions have been removed from the long room upstairs Marilyn, our designer and project manager
Incoming electric box needs replaces More of the ceiling in the office removed Wider view of the pub, a lot of floor boards have been removed A nice internal wall has been revealed (later removed as unstable) The Birches - two of our Weekday Warriors