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Piano Weekend


PIANO WEEKEND 7th & 8th MAY 2016 Our fourth year of Coffee Concerts with members of the Hallé orchestra concludes with a spectacular Piano Weekend. The Hallé players provide high class chamber music on Sunday mornings in Spring and early Summer. This year’s series has broken all audience records and has featured works by Mozart, […]

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April 25th 2012

Restored Murals

We’re getting very close now! The weather has hampered completion of the outside work but life moves on inside. The stone repairs to the second west window have been completed and the restored glass is being fitted – will in fact have been fitted by the time you read this. At the same time the […]

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April 3rd 2012

New Doors

We now have heat and light, the paint restorers are finished,we have the new outside doors, the internal door is restored and back in place, the decorators are putting the final touches to the new build and the main hall and work has started on laying the flags and re-building the laneside wall. Enjoy the […]

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March 9th 2012

Glass repair

Much has been completed in the last month and many threads are now being drawn together. We are beginning to feel the end is in sight!. The extension roofing is now finished and the last remnant of scaffolding has come down. This allows access to the preparatory groundwork for outside surfacing. The connection to mains […]

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January 10th 2012


The steel gutter is in and the roofers are back to slate the vestry and the new building. First fixing goes on apace and we are finally finding some room for manoevre on the site. The water supply is in process, BT have been round to work out the route of the ‘phone line and […]

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December 13th 2011

Scaffold Gone

The good news is the scaffold has finally gone. This gives access to the front of the building to prepare the access ramp and to the rear to finish the stonework on the extension. The bad news is that removal and the weather has delayed the project by a further 3 weeks. This gives a […]

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November 29th 2011


The butterfly emerges from the chrysalis!

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November 22nd 2011

Cross Restored

Goodbye scaffold! (At least the top half) As you can see the roof is complete,the scaffold cover removed and the ridges should be on by the time you read this. Once we were over the difficulties experienced at ground level we have been able to write a new schedule which gives completion of the building […]

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November 8th 2011


We march onward! Slating is close to completion bar the ridge tiles. Next week the canopy will be taken off in sections and the ridges put on as the working platform is removed. Once the canopy is off the rest of the scaffold can be reduced and there will be more room to work on […]

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November 1st 2011


Much progress! The slating of the roof is about 75% complete and looking very good. We have been sensitive to the lead theft issue and are very pleased to have been able to design the re-roofing without the use of lead, substituting coated steel in all the usual lead situations. Once the roof is completed […]

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