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October 13, 2018

Hare & Humphreys have a provided a conservation report detailing the processes used and interesting discoveries made during the project.

Read it here: Conservation Report

September 26, 2018

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 watc...

July 31, 2018

Up on the scaffolding, behind the barrier of chairs, two women have spent the last six weeks vacuuming, cleaning, consolidating, filling and ‘inpainting’: the process of conserving the 19th century stencilling in the chancel at St Peter’s, Preston Park.  But what do co...

July 21, 2018

Peter Walker, Hare & Humphreys Project Manager, reports that:

All the cleaning on the upper levels of the scaffolding has been completed (with the exception of the old varnish drips) and the damaged areas have been consolidated and filled, Touch ups to the painted decor...

June 28, 2018

Peter Walker, Hare & Humphreys Project Manager, reports that:

"the conservation work in the chancel is progressing well on the upper stages and already a big difference can be seen.    

The two conservators, Fiona and Martha, have discovered that at some stage the r...

June 9, 2018

The scaffolding is up, the conservators have started work and the years of dirt and dust is shifting. Very pleased to say that work has started on cleaning and conserving the chancel at St Peter's, Preston Park. Watch this space for details of the 'open afternoons' whe...