Haddenham

Witchert Repairs

Home » News » Witchert Repairs
Witchert Wall Repair 01
Witchert Wall Repair 02
Witchert Wall Repair 03

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!

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Youth & Community Centre
Haddenham Webteam: Mon 25 Oct 10:30am

The transfer of the lease for the Youth & Community Centre has been going through a rather protracted legal process for the last 18+ months, so that it can come under the control of the Junior School. This is unfortunate, given the modest number of good venues available for meetings and social gatherings in Haddenham. In the hope that this situation will be resolved soon, enquiries should be...

Vaccination Marshal 01
Haddenham Webteam: Thu 21 Oct 4:30pm

There was an unpleasant incident outside the Haddenham pharmacy on Tuesday when a man behaved aggressively towards the volunteer marshals.Writes Martin Andrew, Marshal Co-ordinator:"My shift leader had asked the man whether he had a mask as it was necessary for going into the pharmacy. He responded badly and said he would be reporting us (not sure to whom) and that we should have asked...

Museum Calendar 2022
Alan Rose: Thu 21 Oct 11:00am

Looking for Xmas gifts that you can easily post? The museum 2022 calendar is on sale now in the museum and at Blooming Fruity. The theme is 'Haddenham Fifty Years Ago' and features photos taken by Peter Gulland. They cost £4 for members and £5 for others. Envelopes for posting are...