It was an important and productive day at Holly House today, we finally got to start work on the tower. After getting the go ahead earlier on in the week it was full steam ahead.
There are 97 steps in total.
With very limited light in the stairwell we relied on the small battlement windows to help us see, no industrial cleaners were used or chemicals and Mr FD relied on getting the job done using a shovel, a small hard hand brush and some rubble bags to transport it down the stairs as it was scooped up.
It seemed like the perfect time to do it as the pigeons that had hatched a few months ago were now able to fly off out of the tower when shooed away. Below is how the pigeons looked last month..
How incredible does it look!
We’ve still a long way to go but as each job gets done we are another step towards achieving our dream. as we jump through hoops and wait on timelines, surveys, historical and conservation permissions we can take joy in the clean up of Holly House as we endeavour to bring it up to a beautiful and loved building once more…
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