Conservation work draws to a close

Three months of detailed, painstaking and (literally) revelatory work have come to an end and the Chancel of St Peter’s, Preston Park, shines bright with its Victorian stencilling cleaned and restored, and its plaster repaired. It has been a fascinating process to watch as the colours and shapes of the stencilling scheme have revealed themselves to be much so brighter and more ornate that we originally realised. Although the hands-on conservation work has taken around 3 months, the process from initial idea to putting up the scaffolding has taken almost six years. A project like this doesn’t come quickly and has relied upon the voluntary work of the Friends of St Peter’s (do join!) Agreeing

Churchyard Survey - September 2018

20/09/2018 Weather: Warm and sunny. Animals: Squirrel Birds: Robin, Wood Pigeon Butterflies: Speckled Wood, Common Blue. Insects: Honey Bee, White Tailed Bumblebee. Amphibians: Common Frog. Plants in flower: Hemp Agrimony, Green Alkanet, Japanese Anemone, Hedge Bindweed, Bramble, Viper’s Bugloss, Campanula, Wild Carrot, White Campion, White Clover, Daisy, Michaelmas Daisy, Ox-Eye Daisy, Dandelion, Fuschia, Golden Rod, Groundsel, Escallonia, Hawkbit species, Orange Hawkweed, Hydrangea, Common Knapweed, Lavender, Liriope, Marigold, Nettle, Nipplewort, Plantain, Poppy, Californian Poppy, Opium Poppy, Evening Primrose, St John’s Wort, Rape, Roses, Rudbeckia, Field Scabious, Devil’s Bit Scabious,

Churchyard Survey - August 2018

30/08/2018 Weather: Warm and sunny. Animals: Squirrel Amphibians: Common Frog Birds: Robin, Dunnock, Wood Pigeon, Blackbird, Great Tit, Jay. Butterflies: Large White, Speckled Wood Insects: Honey Bee, Wasp, Bumblebee., Large Red Damsel Fly. Plants in Flower: Green Alkanet, Viper’s Bugloss, Campanula, Wild Carrot, Red Campion, White Campion, White Clover, Cranesbill, Cyclamen, Daisy, Michaelmas Daisy, Ox-eye Daisy, Dandelion, White Deadnettle, Enchanter’s Nightshade, Fuschia, Geum, Golden Rod, Escallonia,, Hawkbit species, Orange Hawkweed, Hogweed, Hydrangea, Common Knapweed, Greater Knapweed, Lavender, Marigold, Mullein, Hedge Mustard, Woody Nightshade, Nipplewort, Cow Parsley, Plantain, Pop

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