Up in the roof

Renovation work continues apace at the Bluntisham Old Day School (ODS).  Recently one brave soul even ventured up into the loft space.

Feet

Nice knees, by the way.

But what did they find?  Rumour has it that all the old school records used to be stored up there.  Another, rather less pleasant rumour, says that the loft contains several decades’ worth of pigeon poop.  A third rumour, started on this very page, states that there is a lost and lonely actor who lives in the ODS attic, trapped up there since his mischevious colleague whisked away the ladder up which he had climbed.

Ladder

This last rumour is given credence by the fact that a potential escape route down the chimney has recently been blocked off.

Fireplace

It seems that all concerned are determined to cover their tracks.

Painting

By the time they’ve finished there will be no clue as to the attic’s lonely occupant.  But on stormy nights when the moon is full and the wind whistles around the rooftops of Bluntisham, listen carefully and you may just hear his forlorn voice drifting across the village … “Prompt!  Prompt!  Line please!”

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Labouring at the Old Day School

There’s plenty of work still to do at Bacstage’s new home The Old Day School in Bluntisham or the ODS as it is affectionately becoming known.

A few of us took ourselves down there on Saturday morning for some staple removing ( there were hundreds of staples in every piece of wood in the building; windows, doors and  picture rail) old fireplace removing and bricking up the gap and painting..

Here’s a few photos of the work in progress..

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The Expert

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The Grafter

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The cement mixer

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Chief staple remover

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The stripper!! who can still work with coffee in hand .

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The decorating team

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and someone making a bit of mess for her owners to clean up later !