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BEAUREPAIRE MEDIEVAL MANOR HOUSE, DURHAM
Once an unloved ruin-now a delightful place to visit for a ramble or a picnic. This scheduled monument site was transformed by the community heritage project we led, all achieved by the volunteer help and donations we received from local businesses and individuals such as Paxtons, D J Plant Hire, Mobile Mini and TARMAC.
ST PETER'S & ST PAUL'S, DRAX
An idyllic church set within the heart of Drax Village, North Yorkshire, has heaps of history to tell. With such an important local history spanning back to Roman times, and local heritage sites such as Drax Augustinian Priory, Talleville Castle and Scurff Hall, we are eager to get people involved in looking after and investigating further these places. First, we have been getting local residents involved in looking after & tidying the graveyard, cleaning the gutters of the church, and doing small maintenance jobs.
GUT THAT GUTTER
Maintenance is a BIG issue for both heritage and new builds. If roof leaks are not stopped, gutters not cleaned and mortar repointed, than the problems made from water ingress can have very costly consequences. That's why during lockdown we went around cleaning gutters and doing the odd maintenance & gardening job for those who were elderly or disabled near our office,
During lockdown a member of the local community in Selby needed the chimney stack on her house taken down and rebuilt as it had eroded greatly and was a big cause for concern to passers-by who could see the chimney was unstable. With a very tall tower of scaffholding, harnesses, and bounteous amound of mortar, the chimney was fixed and the home-owner very happy.