Tuesday, 21 August 2012


Not much on the face of it, but this photo out of our front door shows a significant thing: a crane over the rear of the Salutation Hotel. I mentioned this a year back - see Salutation Inn - as being under renovation: after years of decline as an increasingly scruffy pub, and subsequent closure, it's to become a boutique hotel. The crane is for lowering the arched roof skeleton into place over the old courtyard, which is being converted into a long saloon, one of the near-final stages of the renovation. The completion date is now, I'm told, estimated to be November this year.

- Ray

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