|Paul and Jean arrived early and despite the wet weather Paul
started to repair the guttering on the roof. The gutter was twisted and not
supported. It was full of leaves, organic matter, moss and algae. The gutter
is now supported properly on brackets and instead of the water running straight
on the flat roof from the gutters it is now fed through a pipe to the downspout
on the side of the building. A mass of leaves was clears from the gutter
and drains. (See photograph). Thank you to Paul and Jean for doing a horrible
job including clearing steps at the side of the house of loads of leaves.
The wallpaper on the wall on which the gas heater is being installed in the
reception room was found to be backed with polystyrene. This had to be pulled
off and came off quite easily.
Bryan stayed while the second of the two electricians looked around the house
to give quotes for re-wiring of the house and will send these to us in due
course. Bryan put all the chairs out for next weekend's event.
The Christmas hamper was made up and photos taken and circulated to committee
to sell hamper tickets. See prices as per my last email. (£16 has been
Please find attached tickets for your use if you wish to sell them for the
event on Saturday 14th (next Saturday) "Birds of Medlock & Tame Valley"
by Nick Martin.
Carolyn has now got all new sets of keys cut so there is a set for each of
the committee members. A key cabinet is being put up in the breakfast room.
We can also hang coats in here as there are several pegs.