Sally Strachey Director James Preston makes safe spire where the top was blown off in storm Eunice

Sally Strachey Director James Preston at the top of the spire

Sally Strachey Director James Preston at the top of the spire ready to seal it off to make it weather proof while it waits to be mended.

James Preston, Director at Sally Strachey Historic Conservation, has been up on to the top of the spire at St Thomas' Church, Wells, to make it safe after the top, with its weathervane, was blown down in storm Eunice in February. 

You can watch a video of it toppling here.

In a Post on LinkedIn James says there was a precarious stone left on top that was threatening to damage the nave roof.

Without the top, the spire was left open, but has been made weathertight until it can be repaired.

James notes the spire did not have a redundant cross tree, so was rebuilt like for like in 1996.

More pictures on James Preston's Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/prestonjames01/

Sally Strachey Historic Conservation

Sally Strachey Historic Conservation