Unwrapping the Mechanics

’Tis a little unfortunate that Swindon Borough Council completed removing the roof of the northern part of the GWR Mechanics Institution building just as there were several days of very heavy rain. Rain and exposed ceilings don’t mix. Well, actually, they do mix, into a rather soggy mess. And of course, despite these being ‘urgent’ works, when the rain started, the work stopped. The once Great Hall is now rather well ventilated, with an excellent view of the night sky.
Taking off the blue wrapper…
Next, off with the roof frame….
All exposed!
See the hole to the left of the orange ladder.
All photographs © komadori, all rights reserved.

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