Project update 18th April 2016

The Official Opening of the refurbished Bridge Cottage Heritage Centre, Uckfield is to be held on the 23rd April.  This is the time when we thank the many groups and people who have helped in the restoration of this iconic building. The occasion is very much one of celebrating the

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Project update 7th March 2016

Well somebody reads these blogs. Within two days of publishing the last one we had our new blue pipe water main connected – hurrah! UK Power Networks also came back to disconnect the old power feeds to the building and to take away their old switch gear. This allowed us

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New Appointments

The project took another step forward this week with the appointment of two Heritage Education Officers, Nicola Stewart and Maria Kirk Nicola comes with a background of working in education primarily at key stages 1 & 2. Her more recent assignments was as an historical research tutor for a small

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Project update 15th February 2016

Another month gone and so many small jobs completed that occupation is now tantalisingly close! The decorators have more-or-less finished inside with gaps filled and final lime-wash coats applied to walls and ceilings.  We have been finding the occasional empty peg hole where the draught is coming in but, generally

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Project update 19th January

The first bricks for the dwarf flood walls were laid yesterday (Monday). These wall both set out the boundary of the Bridge Cottage forecourt but will also offer some protection to the building from low level floods. The inside of the wall will form a planter which will be planted

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Project update January 2016

A Happy New Year to all our subscribers, we are on the home straight now! Since writing the November update so much appears to have happened even though most work stopped on the 18th December for Christmas and only re-started again on the 4th January. Outside the scaffolding has finally

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We are recruiting for 2016!!

We are recruiting for two new positions. Please take a look at our recruitment page for job descriptions and how to apply.  

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Project update November 2015

The scaffolding has (almost) gone and the roof tiling (almost) finished so we (almost) hit our targets this month!  Inevitably the weather has played its part in delaying the roof being finished but, hey, it is winter so we shouldn’t be too surprised. Apart from the dismantling of half of

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Project update October 2015

At last the tin roof has gone and the scaffolding has come down to gutter level.  It certainly has been up there a long time and become a talking point with its height.  Before it finally came down we did have to carry out some work on the two chimneys

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Update on works to September 2015

Like all building projects, things don’t always go to plan! The start of the month saw a great clear out of the, very restricted space in front of the Cottage.  Porta cabins were removed and materials stacked around the site perimeter to make space for the six ton drilling rig

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