Within the cathedral a
picture of the chancel screen form the backdrop to the temporary altar.
The vault discovered is
fully exposed and the discussion starts as to how best to treat it. It is at a
considerably lower level than we need for Richard IIIs tomb, so discussions with
Price and Myers, our structural engineers, focus on ways of reducing its height
and bridging over it
The whole upper part of
the chancel screen has been successfully removed and the joiners are now
dismantling the main arches, nodding ogees and vaulted ceilings.
Removal of the chapter
house panelling reveals the extent of damage to the bases of the sandstone
piers, with rising damp and salt attack eroding the bases, particularly at the
north east crossing pier. Need to review the scope of repairs with the
cathedral architect, Ian Salisbury, and the Fabric Advisory Committee when they
next meet in early October.