The floor is up, the rotten bits of wood removed, and the whole thing supported by scaffolding.
La Halle, opposite the church in Richelieu has been undergoing an extensive restoration this year. We took the opportunity to photograph the work so far last week. Henri Proust, who lives in the town, has also posted a progress report, with photographs taken on site probably the day before us.
Wow! Copper guttering going on.
A filet laid on an old rafter that follows the natural line of the tree branch it is made from. The filet is to raise the level to that of the other rafters so the roof is charmingly undulating, but not totally ramshackle.
A pillar with new scarf-jointed bottom attached, but still waiting for the stone plinth to be replaced.