A Makeover?

  morddwyd 08:25 18 May 10
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My local town has just been awarded a £1m Lottery Heritage Grant to restore its old and historic landmarks.

Does this mean I will be getting a makeover?

  interzone55 08:34 18 May 10

That all depends if your a landmark or a blot on the landscape, if the latter then they may use the grant to build a wall to screen you off...

  Brumas 09:08 18 May 10

"Does this mean I will be getting a makeover?" it is only £1m and plastic surgeons can only do so much ;o}}

  Pineman100 18:27 18 May 10

Do you have a badly deteriorated structure?

Are you covered in ivy, moss, lichens?

Are you riddled with woodworm?

Do you have holes in the top that allow rain in?

If so, then I reckon you're in with a good chance.

  spuds 18:04 19 May 10

Depends on how old you are. There could be a chance that you might be covered in animal dung and blood or perhaps a nice lime rendering. Would your structure hold up to those treatments?.

Talking about grants for old and historic buildings. Our local council had the old Guildhall 'refurbished' by a specialist firm. At the time, quite a lot of roofing lead was being stolen in the area, so on the ridges they placed coping stones instead of lead, as a temporary measure. The coping was painted black so as to blend-in, on the hope that no one would notice. Eighteen years down the line, the coping stones are still in-situ. Now thats called blending in the old with the new. Who looks up anyway?.

  Woolwell 18:18 19 May 10

Are you a listed structure?

  morddwyd 20:11 19 May 10

Well, parts of me do tend to sag without support!

  Pineman100 17:48 20 May 10

Don't forget that, before you try to repair those sagging parts, you'll need to apply for Listed Building Consent.

  Diemmess 18:04 20 May 10

If found in your beard and shown to be merely summer campers, you will be allowed to wash and shave off in the autumn.

  ronalddonald 19:43 20 May 10

once the money runs out they be asking for more or try to get the joe public to contribute another couple million then go bak to the government and ask for tax payers money then ask joe public then ask the lottery people again and the cycle goes on and on etc.

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