Stratford Historical Society and Museum

News from the Stratford Historical Society and Museum, in Stratford, Gippsland, Victoria. We are open Tuesdays from 10am to 3pm, and the fourth Sunday of the month from 2pm to 4pm. Our postal address is P.O. Box 145, Stratford, 3862.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Brickwork finished!

Much excitement! The brick repairs are finished at the Museum. If you look at the first photo, you can see the parlous state of the bottom of the buttress at that corner. It was similar right around the building.


George finally went to Melbourne, when he could not source bricks in the local area, and found enough at brickyards. He then called in two very professional bricklayers, who cut new faces on the bricks, removed the old bricks, and inserted the new.

The same corner now - it looks brilliant. Thank you Heritage Victoria for the funding that has made this possible.


Then the crew cleaned down the brickwork.


This is a notoriously difficult building to photograph, but this is a view down the side today, with all repairs on the footings done, but still some final work to be carried out on window sills.

If you would like to see the whole restoration process, you can see it in a set on Flickr. There are a lot more photographs of the brickworks at the end.


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