Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Under The Boardwalk...

Oh when the sun beats down and burns the tar up on the roof
And your shoes get so hot you wish your tired feet were fire proof...

Not exactly, but The Drifters' mighty tune was on our minds as we repaired the boardwalk over the wetland area at the top end of the museum.    
Volunteer Keith on, not under, the boardwalk.

 Much sturdier now.


Thursday, 18 May 2017

Threshing Machine Tyres

 Memories of September 2010 when tyres were fitted to the threshing machine.Made by Marsalls of Gainsborough, this model went out of production in 1870.  Volunteers Albert and Peter constructed the wheels. It was museum staff member Richard Bowman's first day at work as an apprentice when a large fire was lit to heat the iron tyres in order to fit them on the wheels. The heat was intense as can be seen by Albert's face!

As seen in May 2017

The floor in the Hayes photography studio needed repair.  Seems that rabbits are to blame.  Luckily we avoided an Alice in Wonderland situation and got it sorted!

Monday, 1 May 2017

Sunflowers 2016

Hazel & Pauline in 2016 at Vegetable Garden RFM

Pauline & Albert kindly sent this photo from last year when Hazel & Pauline grew sunflowers to an impressive height - no mean feat in our Northern climate!