Sunday, 28 May 2017

Exploring Our Natural Environment - Guided Walk on the Affeton Estate

One of our Heritage Project supporters is local land owner Sir Hugh Stucley who owns the Affeton Estate. In support of the appreciation by the local community of our natural environment Sir Hugh offered to lead a guided walk on his estate. The walk started and finishsed at the old mill, now not in use, Affeton Mill.  Throughout the walk Sir Hugh provided a very interesting and informative commentary. There was a very welcome Devonian tea on return to the Mill.
The following photographs show the members of the community on the walk.

Friday, 12 May 2017

April Heritage Group Minutes

April Heritage Group Minutes now on line.  Hope you've got the Barn Dance at the Parish Hall on 10th June in your diary.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Trustee Meeting

Trustee scheduled meeting 11th May 2017. Trustees notified about the HLF grant application process.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Cob Wall and Lime Plastering Workshops

One key aspect of our Heritage Project was to learn about the skills of cob wall construction and lime plastering. Our learning was supported by Mike Wye and Associates who facilitated the workshops. There were nine local people attending, including Trustees, project team members and volunteers from our community.
The teaching room is ready for us
The workshop started with a very informative introcuction by Ryan Stojic our main instructor.The talk explained how lime mortar and lime plaster is manufactured, different products and an overview of the different uses and teachniques

Following the introduction the remainder of the workshops were very practical. The following photographs tell the story of the workshop.

Learning about different lime products

Laying Stone Walls

Lime Pointing

Raking out the joints

 Pointing - The demonstration


 Pointing - Having a go

Pointing - Finishing

Cob Wall - Making Cob Blocks

Cob Wall - Building a Cob Wall


Plastering to Lathes


Plastering - Finishing