Author: Colin Lord
Completion of the the lantern has had a long delay. Despite every
effort by the contractor a number of the original ridge tiles were
unable to be saved during the re-roof. An extensive countrywide search
for replacement ridge tiles followed but none matching could be found.
The solution was to have bespoke copies manufactured, which was costly,
but our only option. Fortunately Canford Environmental Ltd, one of our
two main funders (the other being the National Lottery Heritage Fund)
stepped in and offered to cover the cost of manufacture. The re-roof
and the lantern rebuild have now been completed and after 17 months the
scaffold finally removed.
It is wonderful to see the sky again through the lantern. A shame we
are currently unable to enjoy it!