Renovation volunteers celebrate

Team of volunteers at Orchard Barn are building flint and cob wall.
Team of volunteers at Orchard Barn are building flint and cob wall.
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VOLUNTEERS restoring a 17th century barn are celebrating after several project boosts this year.

The group working on the Orchard Barn, in Ringshall, has been short-listed for a Future Friendly award after completing a community shingle roof-making project in April.

Volunteers crafted 20,000 hand-made oak shingles to create the roof.

The Orchard Barn community interest company has also been granted planning permission to use the site for a number of rural skills development courses, including traditional building skills and rural crafts.

A group of volunteers got together at the historic barn on Tuesday for the next restoration project - to build an eco-friendly cob wall.