Work has commenced on the restoration of the cottage and the committee is hopeful that this will be completed well before the end of the year.

In further news, the slab has been laid for the construction of a shed which will house a workshop as well as a timber industry display. The U3A group the “Rusty Restorers” have been busy restoring small items and larger pieces of museum equipment for well over a year and the results are very impressive. To date they have been working in private garages and using their own equipment. The provision of a suitable workspace for restoration projects will be a great boost.