Underpinning underway and old oak paneling revealed

Work to underpin the rear of the old Court House has now begun in order that the lift shaft to the basement can be excavated. Firstly, vertical shafts will be dug and filled with concrete – the photo below shows the first of these.

At the same time posts have been driven deep into the ground to stop slippage as the lift shaft is excavated.

Also……some original oak paneling has been uncovered at the back of the old town council office. The job now is to build this unexpected find into the new design for the Tourist information office.