Colliery Stables Update
Completion of the stables is getting closer which, given the weather, the ponies will be glad of. Shaun has been busy in the joiners shop making the stall doors. The Ledge and Brace doors have been entirely constructed on site, including the moulding and shaping of the planks. Even the nails used are authentic handmade which were saved from the skip! Proving that one man’s junk is another’s treasure.
Much of what we are able to create in the museum is a result of what has been donated or found by the museum over the last 40 years. If you’r ever cleaning out your sheds or workshops and are tempted to through out those tins and jars of screws and nails please just send them our way instead. Good quality, traditional, slotted screws are becoming very hard to get hold of as most suppliers now only deal with cross-heads.
All of the joinery work is now completed so in the next two weeks we will be moving on to plumbing and wiring.
The hinges and bolts have also come from our stash of such ironmongery. This too, unfortunately, is not a never ending supply. We still get donations of such things but they are objects that are all too often overlooked and thrown away.