We finished another room!

Last weekend we actually experienced that thrilling feeling when you finish a room. It’s been a long time in the making but we did it! With a radiator we found in a reclamation yard Owen did a spot of plumbing to get it in and ready for winter. Before it went in there was the…

A free kitchen!

This tired old 60s extension will function as our temporary kitchen for a couple of years while we get some major jobs done. You may remember that this is how it looked in July, with its missing floor tiles, grubby walls, mouldy paint work and broken blind. Well a wonderful friend, Keith, that I see…

Sash window repairs

So work has started on the windows, well the first room… there are many, many windows that need repairing. We must take the sash windows out, then strip off the paint that hasn’t already peeled off after years of neglect. In true Morse-Brown fashion Owen built a steam box to put the windows in and…

Stripping back to see what’s there…

Remember this room with it’s wallpaper missing in places. Well we had to strip it all off to see what lies beneath and found a few surprises.           Big areas of lime plaster had lost their key and crumbled under the wallpaper and under the window you’ll see my handy work…

To the upper rooms…

So I wanted to give you some idea of what is upstairs, lots of decisions to be made but have already claimed a space for sewing! Major works are required in the bathroom, including moving a window to another wall(!) so we are fitting a temporary bathroom in the pubs outdoor loos. We’ll have an…

A peek inside…

Well this old place has certainly seen some things and surely has some tales to tell! These pictures were taken just days before we signed on the line… As you can see it’s still very much a pub and will probably look like for quite some time to come because we plan to hang out…