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St Peter and St Paul Church played host to a range of lessons about its current renovations last week.

With the church currently undergoing its first major restoration project since the 1980s, those involved were invited to be taught a thing or two by the architect in charge of the glow-up last Tuesday (September 7).

Val Spriggs, treasurer at the church in Wisbech, said it was a great day for everyone.

St Peter's church in Wisbech update of the work that has been going on following their successful Heritage Lottery bid...Sam Roe Nicholas Warns Architects. (50993252)
St Peter's church in Wisbech update of the work that has been going on following their successful Heritage Lottery bid...Sam Roe Nicholas Warns Architects. (50993252)

"It was very very well received," she told The Citizen.

"Everybody who went on it made some really positive comments."

The day was led by architect Sam Roe, who led a series of fun activities for those in attendance.

St Peter's church in Wisbech update of the work that has been going on following their successful Heritage Lottery bid...Sam Roe Nicholas Warns Architects and Steve Miles construction. (50993254)
St Peter's church in Wisbech update of the work that has been going on following their successful Heritage Lottery bid...Sam Roe Nicholas Warns Architects and Steve Miles construction. (50993254)

"It was a hard hat tour. We had twelve members who’ve helped us who had an opportunity to come and meet with the architect," Val said.

"They climbed the scaffolding and were able to get up to the very high windows, so they could see the stonework and see what was going on.

"He told them a bit about the project. Then they climbed the very steep ladder and were right up on the scaffolding, and all of them said it was fantastic opportunity to get up there and to see what was going on.

"The stone mason talked to everybody about what he was doing, too.

St Peter's church in Wisbech update of the work that has been going on following their successful Heritage Lottery bid...Steve Miles construction who is the company that are doing the works. (50993253)
St Peter's church in Wisbech update of the work that has been going on following their successful Heritage Lottery bid...Steve Miles construction who is the company that are doing the works. (50993253)

"He showed them the timbers underneath the old lead. The reason it’s being repaired is because the wood has rotted."

The restoration project became viable after the church received a grant as part of the National Lottery Heritage Fund, which Val applied for in 2018.

"The work started in April of this year, and it will take a year for the project to be completed," she said.

St Peter's church in Wisbech update of the work that has been going on following their successful Heritage Lottery bid.. (50993255)
St Peter's church in Wisbech update of the work that has been going on following their successful Heritage Lottery bid.. (50993255)

"The scaffolding is due to come down by the middle of October. We hope it will be down by then. Our only real problem is that the cost of building materials, particularly wood, has risen very steeply.

"It’s going very well."

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