Ceiling Survey Reveals a Glimpse of Former Decorative Glory
A ceiling survey revealed a glimpse into the former decorative glory of Our Lady Help of Christians Church, at Prescot. Following fire damage at the church, Womersleys carried out a survey of the lime plastered walls and ceiling and decorative cast plaster details and prepared a repair schedule.
Prior to the main survey, as part of the steam cleaning of smoke damage, later plain acrylic paints where removed revealing a cherub painted in oils. There was originally a painting of the ascension above the High Altar and this is likely to have been part of it. This painting together with north facing windows now blocked, and a pulpit and balcony, now removed, where part of a much more elaborately decorated and devoted church.
The present chapel was constructed as demand for Catholics worship increased and is likely to date between 1850, after Catholic Church building was legalised, and 1887, a date on one of the roof trusses.
Great that the press picked up on our work with the craftsmen in Barbados, and with local people
Great that the press picked up on our work with the craftsmen in Barbados, and with local people to …
On our last day in Barbados, it was good to see the vertical sliding sashes, made from Guyana Purple Heart wood, going back into frames within the Garrison House at Bridgetown. Tutors and students from the Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology, with a little support from Mark, copied adjacent windows to begin conservation work on this building.
On our last day in Barbados, it was good to see the vertical sliding sashes, made from Guyana Purple…
Mark was very pleased to help Grantley Adams Memorial School, and a voluntary group set up to bring a former slave hospital back into use, with an evening event to demonstrate the building’s potential to create a better future for all Bajans.
Mark was very pleased to help Grantley Adams Memorial School, and a voluntary group set up to bring …