Our latest news – May 2018:
With funding for materials as well as valuable practical help from Clevedon Civic Society we are now able to proceed with our vision of securing the battery site …
Three loose or displaced capping stones on the front wall are rebedded in mortar and made secure. One of them is retrieved from the beach far below!
A huge capping stone in the front wall, displaced over the years by a hawthorn tree, is levered back into place after replacing and bedding in stones below it with lime mortar.
Phase 1 to partly rebuild and stabilise the perimeter wall took place between 9th and 11th May. Thirty-five bags of traditional lime putty mortar from Chards of Bristol were used to refurbish 30 feet of wall. Eleven volunteers from the Friends of Poets’ Walk and Clevedon Civic Society took part, working for a total of over 90 hours.
Funding from Clevedon Civic Society has enabled us to start re-building and consolidating the ruined perimeter wall. The above photos show Civic Society Environment Group members working with Friends of Poets’ Walk in preparing the site.
The following photographs show our work on the Wain’s Hill Gun Battery site from January 2016 to October 2017.
During the past year (2017) the stone work has been further damaged by vandals but North Somerset Council contractors have now made the ruins safe, and less vulnerable, by filling in holes and capping the walls using lime mortar (photos below – October 2017).