Monday 4 February 2013

Family Portrait

Mum has a photograph of the farm dating back to the early 1900's. The family are all stood in front of the house and Mum wanted a similar photo taking before the house is demolished. This is the 2013 version!

I went in this morning and my brother has been busy, the carpets have been ripped up and the doorway to the front room has been opened up with the door and door frame completely gone. The wood around the windows and the window sills have gone too. One of the boxed in beams in the front room has been un-boxed. We always suspected that the beams had been boxed in for a reason and we were right. The beam doesn't look great and is full of woodworm and isn't fit for anything except burning. He has removed a corner of the ceiling and the floor joists don't look in great condition either. The kitchen has been stripped out and all that is left is the old Aga that has been there since the 1930's.

It is quite sad seeing our house being slowly demolished, this is the house we all grew up in and is full of happy memories. Whilst I know it needs doing, watching it slowly become a heap of rubble will be hard.

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