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In 1979, construction work on a cellar of a shop in Pudding Lane, London, excavated some rare surviving bricks from the Great Fire of London.
I visited the development in progress at the former Battersea Power Station site. It is a vast project. There are still some lovely surviving sections of 1930's faience remaining on the interior walls, that will be conserved and retained in the project.
I've never seen windows manufactured like this before - folded, to replicate cast-iron frames
It would be very unusual to find any old building without some evidence of damage caused by wood boring beetles
Traditional clay peg tile roofs used short oak pegs that supported the tiles on the battens. The use of plain steel nails in more recent years was commonly done, but now known to be an expensive problem hidden away from view.
Tucked away down an unmade track, hidden from view, is this fabulous C16 timber-frame with a thatched roof and largely untouched for many years