The Poles for the stained glass pieces have been installed and rise like ancient sentinels on the sand dunes at Ainsdale.
from their arrival as raw tree trunk logs..
to the stripping of the bark by Paul
and the creation of the window cavities by Phill.
Finally they were ready to take on site and erect on top of the sand dunes opposite the ‘Star of Hope’ shipwreck. We arrived with plenty of man-and-woman-power to unpack the van
and walked up the dunes to assess the best spot for digging in the footings,
checking the sight-line from the beach.
The dunes are fragile, so the posts had to be carried up by hand – taking 8 of us in harness to lift them up the steep slope one step at a time.
Then the digging could start.
When the holes were deep enough, the poles were guided in and embedded with more sand..
and a well deserved lunch break – pies all round!
We left the beautiful poles to overlook the dune path
and await the installation of the glass…..
watch this space!
Big thanks to the lifting team: Anna, Emily, Fiona, Phill, Joe, Adam, Sarah and Sian