This series of views were taken from the top of one of our bottle ovens during renovation including repointing and removing the herbacious borders. It’s amazing how the vegetation seeds itself. I suppose the pigeons don’t help 😉
We had to scaffold both ovens and I took the opportunity to take these shots. It was obviously before the enormous Tesco took over the landscape. The supermarket behind Phoenix Works was the Normid (The Co-op for out of towners). I chose a really clear day to take the pics.
Our builder friend Phil Ball spent nearly two months up on this scaffold doing the repointing. Some days were quite chilly. We did keep him supplied with lots of tea.