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Saturday, 19 October 2013

Then and Now Comparison

June 2013:   Broken back, buffers hanging off, sides caving in.
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October 2013:   Straight again and good as new.

The Vintage Carriages Trust have assembled a comprehensive list of wagons that have been preserved.   Our wagon is at


  1. Hi, this is very random and unconnected to this post, but I've just seen a repeat of the Restoration Man episode for the tower and I was wondering who did your wooden floor on the first floor! I'd be very grateful if you could point me in the direction of the supplier or what it is... Thanks!

    1. Hello Jamie
      The wooden floor is engineered boards supplied by Wonder of Wood Ltd of Stainforth nr Settle - they had to be engineered boards because of the underfloor heating. Joiner who laid them was the late (sadly) Dave Richardson. Contact details for all the suppliers and contractors are at

  2. Thank you - very kind of you to reply!


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