Stage one was
to erect the new frame around the old structure. At this stage it was hard to
visualise what the finished job would look like. This photograph was taken on
The rear view
of the box on the same date.
immediately apparent that the inside staircase arrangement was to be abandoned
in favour of a conventional external stairway. The "detached" toilet is to go
too in favour of a more "convenient" inside one.
On the 18th of
July again - a view down the line towards Hereford / Llanelli
By August 10th,
most of the cladding had been attached, and an idea of how the box was to look
was formed. Not the prettiest of structures!
Just the last
few panels, and some windows, are needed.
Roughly a week later later, on the 18th August,
the new structure is nearly complete. The appearance is improved a little by
the the fitting of bargeboards and windows but those panes look awfully small
by traditional standards!
Nothing has changed externally since this date. Internally
the walls and remaining wooden base structure have been "panelled" with
plasterboard. The glazing has still not been installed (as of 15/9/00). The
temporary Perspex panes keep falling out and the ones that have broken have
been repaired with masking tape.