Friday was both the 101st day of the build and the one year anniversary of moving in!
This was done the other day but it’s a good shot of the repaired cast iron downpipe. JB found an exact match of the one that was stolen by the metal thieves. Even the brackets are the same. Note that our house is now looking smarter than our neighbours!
I excavated the hearth, removing the old tiles and breaking up the cement. Underneath is the ash and rubble base. The tiles were definitely not original. They were from the 1930s and had the maker’s mark of Sherwin and Cotton. I will need to think about what we do with this fireplace when we have some money…A before shot for you, taken the day we lifted the peach coloured carpet. I must reattach that servant bell.
Online I found a smaller version of what the 1930s fire might have looked like. These are the same Sherwin and Cotton tiles. I would say the fireplace was the work of Martha Baxter.
He reminds us that it’s important to look at the world from a different perspective. He is happy to spend the night in the breakfast room and kitchen with his sisters but is very keen to come straight out in the morning. I don’t think he likes the neighbour’s cat Albus peering in through the doors.