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Gradually being rebuilt …

The internal structure is now taking shape with floors, ceilings and electrical wiring. The new fire exit at the foot of the staircase has been opened on to Market Street – just waiting for the lamp post to be moved! (Click pictures for larger images)

The beams go in ….

Steel beams will replace the old wooden ones when installed. These will support the new balcony, leaving the Foyer open and clear of columns. (Click to view larger images.)

Work on the balcony and foyer begins ….

The next major step in the renovation of the Hall has started, with volunteers helping to strip the balcony and foyer of all useful material. Here’s a selection of photos showing the progress so far.    

Progress at the Hall

Work outside is well underway – the front and side should be finished by the end of next week. Then the back wall should be minus the buddleia and the wall repaired soon after. Windows on the front of the building are not only looking good but actually open and close; some have been stuck… Read More »

Major work begins

Now that the scaffolding is in place and we can have a good look at the walls, as is inevitable, there are areas that are worse than expected – decorative mouldings that are held on by the moss behind holding hands, paint delaminating from the render where damp has got behind and the major bit… Read More »

Work starts on the outside of the Hall

Scaffolding has been put in place around the Public Hall in Beccles to allow major work to take place. The first steps are to ensure decorative mouldings and pediments are secure following doubts raised in a report produced several years ago. Where needed, steel rods will be inserted using a resin to give a firm… Read More »