March 2016 Update
There have been lots of things going on in February at the Chapel. As has been previously mentioned the cost of the work to restore and adapt the building is substantial. We are currently working on a business plan which will be used to support applications for grant funding. As this process will take some time we are also looking into the possibility of opening the chapel for a limited period during the summer of 2016. Before this can be achieved there is some initial work that needs to be carried out.
The wooden internal screen (see below) which dates from the 1950’s has been taken down. It was found to be infested with woodworm and there was real danger that this would spread to the other wooden parts of the building.
It is amazing how much more light is now flooding into the building.
Further internal work will be undertaken in March.
We have also launched dedicated Facebook and Twitter accounts for the Visitor Centre project and we are are delighted with the early level of response and interest. We are planning on using both these and the website to keep everyone up to date with current progress and future plans.