This successful project, which was sponsored by a private benefactor, was led by Harry Ward. The work was undertaken over four distinct phases.
- Pole Excavation and straightening
- Pole Reinstatement
- Banner – Design and printing
- Permanent Fixing
Excavating and Straightening the poles
The poles were removed from the site and straightened under heat and hammer by a local blacksmith.
Re-Installing the straightened poles
Designing and Printing the Banner
The wording was agreed ‘in committee’; the font selected by Ann MacDonald; and printed in Knebworth.
The Banner was fixed temporarily in time for the June 2018 Open Day, but not permanently fixed until October 2018.
This final stage was completed in just 15 minutes with the constructive help of John’s son Simon with his ladder.