We were expecting a few people - but how wrong we were!! - they came in their droves, wave after wave of interested people, some from the local area & other visitors who had come for the Festival.
They wanted to know what we were doing, and some came with stories of times past & were able to add pieces to the jigsaw we are building up of the Yard. I met the son, whose father was the butcher in the shop that is now the cafe, and which was owned by the Co-operative Society. He told me about the bacon curing room that was in the cellar of the shop & where one of the workers shot himself, using the gun that was used to kill the animals!!
As an estimate, I think that we had over 100 people through the gates over the two days, so it was the right decision to 'fling wide the gates' and 'let them in!!'
We are looking forward to our next event at the Christmas Festival & Lantern Parade on December 1st, when we are hoping to be completely finished.
And just as we were recovering from the weekend, it was time to get back to the renovations, and the electricians arrived to undertake the 'first fix'. We are still awaiting the last of the doors & windows to arrive & be fitted & they are a key part of the ongoing work just at the moment.
I hope that you are enjoying the weekly updates & do keep coming back to keep up to date.
Bye for now.