Renovation and delicious delights
We are getting very excited now that the Rectory is nearly complete. The fire escape has been finished and it just needs child proofing now. The upstairs carpets are all down and are silvery grey. The floorboards have been stained mahogany brown and buffed to a satin finished. The furniture that has been purchased from Hemswell Antiques has been brought over, unloaded into two rooms and will be put in place next week. The new brown leather Chesterfield arrived and matches in with the old antique furniture. Woods, the builders, are now just doing the inevitable snagging and everything is looking good.
Fencing has gone in across the Parkland. The fence posts have been knocked in by Richard Berry’s team using a vehicle called a Track Post Knocker. The thumping sound could be heard across the Parkland. This is enabling us to reinstall the eighteenth-century fencing and to support rabbit fencing and provide protection for our newly planted trees
The metal railing over by the pub has had its first coat of paint. The grey primer is of an acrylic nature which will expand and contract with the changing temperatures. A final back coat will ensure the railings have their traditional appearance reinstated. Over at Brinkhill, the metal railings have also been given a makeover.