Stevie Carroll (stevie_carroll) wrote,
Stevie Carroll

Saving Old Buildings

One of my television pleasures is Restoration Home, in which Caroline Quentin jollies people along as they take on seemingly impossible restoration projects, while her tame historians try to unearth the building's history. This episode, scheduled to be repeated next Monday morning is particularly cute, as a completely ordinary bloke attempts to do up a Georgian town house in a rundown area of Hull.

Meanwhile, up in Derbyshire, my parents' fellow residents have won their current battle to take over the last still-open pub in the village, and are now aiming to raise the rest of the money to do it up.

Hurrah for people-power.
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