Work on the tower has gone well this summer. The stonemasons, led by Ian Bishop and overseen by John Middleton, our architect, have applied a new lime mortar, with a mix chosen after several trials, to many of the joints of the stonework, and work has also started on creating a new lead base for the weather vane. The weather vane itself has been re-gilded and should look splendid when back in position.
Phillipa Fawcett has also been hard at work restoring the clock face, applying gold leaf between gusts of wind.
The Tower Restoration Committee is pleased with the progress made so far and appreciates the high quality of the work being carried out.