Back in Shropshire

Me and Rach were back in Shropshire again, working over this bank holiday weekend. We were there to fit the Carron Co Hobgrate I restored a while back with a black stone roundel surround that the customer supplied. I made up the slate slips and hearth on Saturday morning before we got going.
Below are a few pictures of the hobgrate going in. We still have some finishing off to do but I wanted to wait for the Lime to go off fully first. The slips and hearth will be oiled and will come up a beautiful deep satin black.
Rach couldn’t resist lighting a quick fire to test the draw, the chimney drew perfectly despite the still warm weather. It must be the first time it has been used for half a century!