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Many Haddenham residents will have noticed the Long Wall's 'hole in the wall' on the southern boundary with Station Road between the Rose & Thistle and the southern end of Townside. No, not an ATM cash dispenser, but an actual gap in the witchert wall. The unintended ventilation was caused by a vehicle spinning out of control during the winter months and colliding with the wall. For several months the aperture has been delicately covered with a board.

Haddenham.net is pleased to report that the witchert wall has now been skilfully repaired in accordance with time-honoured methods, and the stone foundations have also been renovated to make good the deterioration due to collision damage as well as frost and general wear and tear.

Pictured here are Nigel and Liam, working for the contractors BuildrightUK. They tell us that the witchert surface will be left bare and un-rendered for the moment, as the weather is too warm and dry for the breathable lime render to be successfully applied.

Make a note of that comment in your diary: who would have imaged, just two weeks ago, that the Summer of 2013 might have been described as "too warm and dry" for anything!

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