Dawe’s Heritage Lottery Funded Restoration 2017

english_compact_blackIn September 2016, volunteers at The Coker Rope & Sail Trust were delighted to learn that their application for funds to restore the remainder of Dawe’s Twineworks had been successful.

Progress is shown here.  Click on any photo to see it full size. Aaron and Jason (who carried out the restoration of the main walk roof and other buildings in 2013-14) are back again, working hard, as is the Machinery Team (Chris, David and David) and other volunteers.

When the engine house roof is complete, attention will move to repairing the remainder of the 50 support posts in the main walk, and the upper floor they support.

The trust is also preparing to seek tenders to replace the old condemned bungalow with a new visitor centre in a style to match the old buildings.

Proposed new Visitor Centre

Proposed new Visitor Centre