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TonyS
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1 of 13  Tue 20th Feb 2018 9:33am  
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Heard on the news this morning that the City Council are planning on spending £28,000 on painting the Guildhall Undercroft (restaurant) ceiling white! Oh my
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Helen F
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2 of 13  Tue 20th Feb 2018 10:01am  
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I'm surprised they're able to do that, but I suppose it depends what it looked like when it was listed?
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Joey
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3 of 13  Tue 20th Feb 2018 12:40pm  
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That's appalling. Makes you think they don't actually know what they're doing. Leave well alone.
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TonyS
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4 of 13  Tue 20th Feb 2018 3:36pm  
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Here’s a link to some photo’s of the undercroft on Tripadvisor
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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5 of 13  Tue 20th Feb 2018 4:09pm  
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I suppose you wouldn't want to have old brick dust falling in your soup. Sealing the ceiling! would be a better idea I would have thought. Roll eyes
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NeilsYard
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6 of 13  Tue 20th Feb 2018 5:32pm  
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Have they never heard of lights? Muppets! Angry In any case - how the heck could it cost them £28k?!? Edited by member, 20th Feb 2018 5:33 pm
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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8 of 13  Wed 21st Feb 2018 2:45am  
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Well it would need a couple of coats at least to cover bare brickwork. I know, been there and done that. Perhaps they will have it rendered, but what an utter shame to cover up such a lovely part of history. Talk about Dumb and Dumber! Here we are with all these cost saving ideas but to no avail I fear.
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Rob Orland
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9 of 13  Thu 22nd Feb 2018 7:19pm  
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Ah yes Dreamtime, I'd forgotten about the second coat. OK then, maybe £200 on Dulux and go easy on the party poppers! Wink
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Slim
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10 of 13  Fri 23rd Feb 2018 11:45am  
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If it was coming out of my council tax/hard earned cash, I'd hit the roof.
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TonyS
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11 of 13  Fri 23rd Feb 2018 12:14pm  
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Looks like Historic England were not too impressed either:-
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Midland Red
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12 of 13  Fri 23rd Feb 2018 12:39pm  
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Mmm . . . What does the next page say? Oh my
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Helen F
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13 of 13  Fri 23rd Feb 2018 1:04pm  
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Looking at the library pictures, there's no evidence they were previously painted. I think that should put the kybosh on their plans. They won't let you fix a building to prevent it falling down without using the original materials. There really are cheap to run high output lights now. I wonder if they could put reflectors in the window bays to bounce light in from outside.
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