James Wainwright from Cluster 16 reports that Avoncroft Museum, Bromsgrove is always looking for people to help maintain the museum’s buildings and services. Duties included painting, digging, woodworking and lifting. Those with plumbing and electrical skills were very welcome and volunteers would need to be physically fit to carry out the required duties.
With this in mind we contacted the museum and went and visited to see what CEMEX could do/offer. There were more than enough jobs to help with; the one we chose was to reinstate a 1930’s looking concrete path at the front and rear of a 1930’s Nailers Cottage that they reclaimed by dismantling and rebuilding brick by brick! Avoncroft said: “We want it to look really old and and cracked if possible” – the first I have heard a customer request that – should we pass it on to one of our competitors? We had to do the ground works, prepare the area with stone ready to concrete, and dig a soak away as they built the cottage in a hollow. Let the work commence!