Thomas Field Hall: Pathway Lights

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The pathway through the churchyard from the car park needed lighting to guide people round to the Hall front door. The floodlights light up the church and its nearer surroundings, but the churchyard is very dark in the night. However, we didn’t want too much light to be spread generally so we have had low oak posts put in with small downlights to give just little pools of light only where they need to be.  The edge of the grass had to be dug up in order to lay the underground ductwork taking the electric cable to the lights, but it will soon grass over and settle down and the daffodils will come through again.

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Thomas Field Hall: Getting On, Getting Down, Getting In

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Finally, the last excavation for the services between the Hall and the boiler house was dug, the ducts laid and buried and the piles of mud and flint in front of the Ambulatory entrance screen were cleared away. The ground was levelled and a layer of type 1 bedding laid and tamped down, ready for laying the paving stones.

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Thomas Field Hall: Rain and Mud Slow Progress Down

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Work on replacing the damaged bricks in the lower courses of the old vestry walls has been proceeding very fitfully, governed by the incessant rain we have been having for the last few weeks. The brief dry spell over the Christmas break was helpful but as soon as it started to rain again the ground turned to liquid mud, which has made work impossible – despite the best efforts of the builders, who have put down boards to work off. 

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