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2nd stone delivery has arrived, I now have all my materials, have booked 15th - 30th May off for the project, off to Wales tomorrow to see Southend United!

More news on the wall as it happens

PJ :)

Hi Paul,

just wondering, did Southend United move from Roots Hall? When I lived on Canvey( about 9 years ago) they were talking about selling the ground off and building a new stadium, somewhere else; Eastwood I think?

Enjoy the trip, have fun.

As.......

Steve

Hey Steve,

I used to live on Canvey about 9 years ago. I was over by the Admiral Jellico pub. Small world indeed.

AH Dr Feelgood country! Wilco Johnsong was my English teacher at King John!!

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2nd stone delivery has arrived, I now have all my materials, have booked 15th - 30th May off for the project, off to Wales tomorrow to see Southend United!

More news on the wall as it happens

PJ :)

Hi Paul,

just wondering, did Southend United move from Roots Hall? When I lived on Canvey( about 9 years ago) they were talking about selling the ground off and building a new stadium, somewhere else; Eastwood I think?

Enjoy the trip, have fun.

As.......

Steve

Hey Steve,

I used to live on Canvey about 9 years ago. I was over by the Admiral Jellico pub. Small world indeed.

AH Dr Feelgood country! Wilco Johnsong was my English teacher at King John!!

I'm afraid I was a Westcliff boy for my schooling but Dr Feelgoog country indeed!!

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Hi Guy's,

I used to live near the 'Oysterfleet'.

If memory serves me, Peter Green of Thin Lizzie, used to live on the Island as well.

As.........

Steve

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Hi all

Wall Project is going well, all my stone has arrived, I have all the tools and will commence proceedings next Sunday! Watch this space

PJ

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Hi all

Wall started today here is first stone laid! (See image)

Bloody labourers laying down already!!

PJ :D :D

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Bloody labourers laying down already!!

I thought that was the supervisor ... the labourer seems to be sat on his a**e :lol:

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Bloody labourers laying down already!!

I thought that was the supervisor ... the labourer seems to be sat on his a**e :lol:

Sorry Paul, but that was funny! :lol: :lol:

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Bloody labourers laying down already!!

I thought that was the supervisor ... the labourer seems to be sat on his a**e :lol:

Sorry Paul, but that was funny! :lol: :lol:

I spent 20 minutes looking for my wire brush today! Guess who had it! The supervisor!

Here he is inspecting my work, much more of him and I'm Jacking in!!

PJ ;)

Day off tomorrow

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Hi all

It's been slow going, but here is the latest picture!

PJ :)

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PJ, you call that slow?! :rolleyes: It looks great!! And you are moving on at warp speed.

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Weathers been atrocious, but I'm over half way! Really enjoying not having to think about work, the rain is a problem but that's the least of my worries! :)

On course to finish at the end of the week weather permitting.

Anyone who is interested in stone wll building i'm your man, have the blisters to prove it

PJ ;)

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Your wall looks awesome, Paul. That's some serious, knuckle bustin' work! :D :D

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Your wall looks awesome, Paul. That's some serious, knuckle bustin' work! :D :D

Hi Paul,

that is looking great.....'The Great Wall' of Paul!

As......

Steve

(who has just taken another look at the wall........and, well, hmmmm hope you don't mind me mentioning but the 4th block down, eight rows across is 7degree's out of true, or is it that block is true and the rest of the........... :lol:

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PJ

What amazing work, what next?? I live in the lake district, UK. There are PLENTY of stone walls that need fixing!!!

Love Yvonne

xx :wub:

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Hi all

Well the wall’s complete at last, fought the atrocious weather :rolleyes: (wettest May on record!) and finished it today 29th may 2006.

6 Tonnes of Limestone

25 Bags of sand

8 Bags of cement

2 Bags of lime

200 cups of tea

Was it worth it? I think so & so does the wife, I had 9 rain days out of the 14 that I worked.

Have attached snap in the tub, with a Beck’s toasting the topping out!

It of course was raining at the time! ;)

PJ :)

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Cor blimey Paul, that's a beautiful wall you've just built!

I'm not surprised you were celebrating... that's one hell of an achievement... Congratulations!! :D

Soooo, what time do you want us over to help you celebrate then??! :lol:

We'll bring several bottles, I promise! :lol: :P

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Wow! Great job! Stunning wall!

I sure wish I were sitting in a tub right now... here in Ohio, USA it is 90+ degrees and we are sweltering! Although the humidity is great for the flowers and the birds don't seem to mind! I actually put on the a/c and came in for a bit to cool off, then back outside!

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Wow! Great job! Stunning wall!

I sure wish I were sitting in a tub right now... here in Ohio, USA it is 90+ degrees and we are sweltering! Although the humidity is great for the flowers and the birds don't seem to mind! I actually put on the a/c and came in for a bit to cool off, then back outside!

It's bloody freezing in the UK 57 degrees tomorrow!!

I'm back to work rest my weary bones.

Afet - Marilyn your always welcome for a dip, especially if your bringing alcohol!!

I going to deck the patio next summer, till then i will take it easy

Cheers to all that supported the wall

PJ ;)

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Nice wall, Paul - well done! :D

Lizzie :)

PS Who's your friend? You know...the one with the amazingly sharp dentition, sitting in the middle of your lawn? :rolleyes:

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It's bloody freezing in the UK 57 degrees tomorrow!!

I'm back to work rest my weary bones.

Afet - Marilyn your always welcome for a dip, especially if your bringing alcohol!!

I going to deck the patio next summer, till then i will take it easy

Cheers to all that supported the wall

PJ ;)

:lol: Paul, I'm sorry it is cold there! We had a cold snap as recently as a week ago last Sunday. Couldn't even sit outside for freezing -- yep about 57 degrees... Warm is coming!

Now sit back, look at your glorious creation and enjoy it!

PS. Alcohol is a MUST! :)

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The wall is really nice, Paul. Congrats on a job well done!

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