News

24 May
Howlands refurbishment

Refurbishment latest

Here are some latest pictures of the refurbishment. No hidden treasure but some equally amazing finds.
You may have noticed there was a slight dip in the car park as you drove in. HB Projects decided to investigate and just look what they found, a cellar.
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Discovered a cellar at the Howlands

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Revealed is a stunning fireplace

Take a look at the picture on the right, this magnificent fireplace was hidden behind wooden paneling and has now been stripped back to its original stone finish and former glory.

Take a look at the photo below of the wooden structure of the building. It’s such a joy to see, it’s starting to look like a church again!
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Massive reveal of the structure of the church.

Hope you like the update, we’ll keep sharing, just keep reading.

22 May
Howlands refurbishment progress.

Howlands refurbishment pictures

Howlands refurbishment

Howlands refurbishment progress.

More progress pictures from the refurbishment.
The photograph on the left shows you one of the steel bars that has been introduced to support the new room dividers.
It also gives an idea of how much dust is flying about!
Below is a photograph illustrating the true structure of the building, lovely to see the building reveal its character once again.

 

Howlands refurbishment progress.

Howlands refurbishment progress.

17 May
Taking a close look at the Pancake Dog with Andy Matley the site manager for HB Projects.

Taking a closer look at the Pancake Dog

Look at Thomas Ellis taking a close look at the Pancake Dog with Andy Matley, site manager for HB Projects.

Taking a close look at the Pancake Dog with Andy Matley the site manager for HB Projects.

Taking a close look at the Pancake Dog with Andy Matley, manager for HB Projects.

“Sorry my hand is in the way but I am not too good with heights!” Says Tom.
The visit to the roof was part of taking in the progress and getting a closer look at the success of the refurbishment.
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The Pancake Dog pictured is a bit of a local legend known for jumping down from his perch
for his pancake when the bell is rung on Shrove Tuesday.
12 May
Howlands auction update

Auction Update

During the big clearout of the building a number of items were sent to CW Harrison & Son auctions in Ossett.

We’re pleased to say we were successful in securing sales on some of our tables and chairs but for those who missed out the remainder of  our items will be going through the auction at CW Harrisons on Monday 22nd May.

All money raised through the auction will contribute to the Howlands fundraising efforts.

We’d like to thank John Mosby and C.W. Harrison and Son who have been extremely helpful.

Please don’t forget to view the auction here at C.W. Harrison and Son

2 May
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Did you see Howlands Refurbishment news in the Dewsbury Press?

With thanks to the Dewsbury Press the Howlands refurbishment made the headlines as the paper reported on our £500,000 upgrade of our building on School Street in the centre of Dewsbury.

Read more about how we secured funding with the help of Good Fundraising and read what our Chairman Tom Ellis has to say here.

The grant will be spent on a major overhaul of the School Street Building that is expected to be complete early 2017. The building works are intended to fully modernise the Victorian building to a state that will be able to accommodate community groups and a variety of uses for all the community to benefit from.

“We feel that our refurbishment is a very positive statement in the regeneration of Dewsbury and we look forward to being at the hub of the resurgence of local community involvement.”

24 Apr
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Howlands Refurbishment Develops

The Howlands refurbishment moves on and a momentous moment – the “Pancake Dog” has been lifted from its “perch” onto the scaffolding, ready to be cleaned up.

No one has been this close to it since it was put in position in Victorian times.Very much looking forward to the Pancake Dog taking pride of place on the fully refurbished building.

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13 Apr
Howlands refurbishment gets moving

Howlands refurbishment gets moving

Howlands refurbishment gets moving and to our surprise we to to view these windows which have been covered up for many, many years.
Howlands refurbishment gets moving

Howlands refurbishment gets moving

This fabulous window was covered by cupboards then by the mezzanine. They are huge and far bigger than those at the front of the building.

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Things have certainly started moving and as you can see from the picture on the right the ceiling is already coming down.
Keep coming back to the website to stay up to date with our progress.
12 Apr
Temporary building appeal

Auction News – don’t miss your opportunity

During the big clearout of the building  a  number of items were sent to be auctioned.

If you would like to bid for our stacker chairs and tables these will be going through auction on the 19th April.

The remainder of  the large variety of smaller items we sent will be booked into sales during May, date to be confirmed.

The last sales did very well for us in raising funds and we hope to achieve similar success during the remaining auctions.

Many thanks to John Mosby and C.W. Harrison and Son who have been so helpful to us, and please don’t forget to view the auction here at C.W. Harrison and Son