Pavilion Project

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Friday 10th March 2017

The old makes way for the new. The score box has been moved as you can see. It has also had a very thorough wash and clean. The first picture below is the view from the scorers room window.  The outside is in the process of being tided up and made good. Grass seed has also been sown on certain areas. The bar taps are fitted, the cellar equipment installed and the kitchen has worktops and cupboards. Nearly there good people!

  

Thursday 23rd February 2017

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The first of the 25mm thick glass panels which will form the balcony has been placed in position. The others are ready and waiting so will be completed soon. The Bamboo floor panels have arrived and these will be laid and completed by early next week.

      

Sunday 19th February 2017

Away from the pavilion for a bit and work is going on at full steam, renovating the old pews.

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Thursday 16th February 2017

 

Andrew’s ‘Pandora’s’ box.  Coming along nicely.

More slabs laid for the patio.

 

Floor coverings for the showers and bar/cellar.

 

The Kitchen.

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Friday 23rd December 2016

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Tuesday 13th December 2016

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Next layer of blocking being laid. next stage will be to add 6 inches of insulation, followed by 3 inches of concrete, which will form the new floor.

Thursday 6th October 2016

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Tuesday 4th October 2016

You will note here the new base for the scoreboard , which is moving from its current spot on the ‘tump’ to this new location so it should be easier to see from the pavilion. The area that was the electric cable and water pipe trench has been sorted and seeded.

Saturday 1st October 2016

The hole has become deeper and a trench with piping from the pavilion to the septic tank has been dug. A lot of the work has been underground stuff so visually not a lot of change really.

Wednesday 28th September 2016

The trench taking power and water to the garage has been finished , the blocking to a certain level finished, pipes and tubes have been inserted in the relevant position in the bathrooms area and a very big hole is being dug to accommodate the water storage containers for watering the square is nearing completion. Not bad for a couple of days work I guess.

Saturday 24th September 2016

 

This morning the work started on digging a trench from the equipment garage up along the fence next to Poulter’s field . This is in preparation of a water and electric feed into the garage. Meanwhile the blocking is progressing well. The shape of the internal rooms are clearly highlighted. The big blue thing looks like a piece of modern art but in fact they are water tanks which will be buried near to the main gate. A trench will be dug up to the edge of the square where the water feed will be available for watering the square.

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Thursday 22nd September 2016

The corners are joined together along the front edge.

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Wednesday 21st September 2016

The corner blocks have been laid, all four corners are set. Behind the red barriers a huge hole had been dug and the new septic tank lowered into it. This is located just inside the main gate, to the left as you drive in.

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Tuesday 20th September 2016

The digger is loaded onto a trailer to be taken away, its job completed.

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Sunday 18th September 2016

Foundations are dug out and have started to be filled with cement. The big black tank is the new septic tank. That’s going to hold a bit of you know what.

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Wednesday 14th September 2016

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View from the car park and showing the diggings in preparation for the new foundations.

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Monday 12th September 2016

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99% of the debris now cleared away. 

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Thursday 8th September 2016

 

Expecting to see nothing, there was even more rubble today as the old concrete floors where smashed up adding to the existing pile.

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Wednesday 7th September 2016

             

With the exception of the last four, the pictures above were taken around 12.45 pm Wednesday 7th September and show the last part of the building to be demolished. The last four pictures were taken in the evening after the dust had settled. Next up will be when all the wood and rubble have been taken away.

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Tuesday 6th September 2016

The asbestos now removed, along with a couple of trees around the scorers box ahead of the big one tomorrow.

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Monday 5th September 2016

Deano arrives to take away the wooden bar counter and the fencing goes up to stop any unwanted guests, that includes Jim Curtis who has spotted more windows to remove.

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Sunday 4th September 2016

Quite a momentous weekend has just slipped by, not quietly but very loudly indeed. Saturday witnessed a lunch for many past players spanning several generations, with memorabilia and photos adorning the walls and old video film footage playing on the TV. There was an evening party that lasted until 6.00 am the next morning but more details of that can be found on the web site rather than using space on this blog. After all the blog is about the demolition and construction of the clubhouse. Interesting to note however he club was broken into after the party had finished and it was in such a mess that the intruders took pity and cleared it all up instead.

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A few hardy souls arrived at 9.00 am to start the clear out and more and more turned up as the morning progressed. Rob Dukes was a man on a mission taking his hammer to anything that didn’t move, that certainly kept everyone on their toes! Jim Curtis became an expert in removing window frames and their were quite a few to remove. Unfortunately in the afternoon drinks session at The George whist relieving himself Jim carried on were he left off and took out the window in the pub loo.

Master window remover Jim Curtis in action

With so many willing helpers it not take long for the majority of the club to be cleared of all the items we were keeping and numerous very large container/skips were filled with items to be replaced. The cellar and all the piping was removed and at one point ‘Pistol’ Pete Davis had to go home and change his underpants as yours truly took a flash photograph at the very moment he cut through an electric cable…sorry pistol.

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A symbolic gesture at the end of the days work was when Nogger in his JCB decided to drive straight into the kitchen thereby being the first one to physically knock down part of the main structure of the clubhouse. He had a smile from ear to ear. The very fact he didn’t tell anyone he was going to do it saw several persons come scuttling out of the pavilion, rapidly it must be said, from all directions all wondering what the heck was going on uttering some words that I have not even heard before.  


 These 4 pictures taken from a drone camera are used with kind permission of Avon Archaeology Limited.

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These pictures above, taken from a drone, are used by kind permission of Avon Archaeology Limited. A huge thank you on behalf of Frocester Cricket Club. You can view a larger image by clicking on each individual picture.

(Avon Archaeology Limited. Unit 36, Avondale Business Centre, Woodland Way,Kingswood, Bristol, BS15 1AW Tel : 0117 9608487)