The team are making extraordinary progress cleaning away 10 years of accumulated rust, dirt and grime. Great care is needed when working on industrial heritage large objects, this is about preserving the past and not making it look like new.
By carefully removing the surface rust on the bright work only, we can protect the unprotected metal work and prevent further damage cause by pitting. A coast of oil will then resist further corrosion in what is now quite hostile conditions, caused by the lack of heat or power.
This is a part of a whole team effort whose various skills, labours and knowledge are coming together to in one place to achieve our goal: saving one of the region’s most important pieces of industrial heritage.
We have a remarkable team of individuals ranging from accountants, cleaners, lawyers, gardeners, chartered surveyors, builders, photographers, archivists, community workers, and shops assistants, all of whom are doing great work. Here is opportunity for anyone and everyone to learn new skills, make new friends and become involved in a community project.
Photos curtsey of David Cross