Shelter from the Storm ~ Ray Lovegrove

(C) K and R Lovegrove

In the same year that Alexander Graham Bell made his first telephone transmission, and Jesse James robed train in Otterville Missouri, our house was being built. It might not have been that exact year, but about 140 years ago. All that time the roof of our house has held back the forces of nature and withstood rain, hail, snow, wind and two World Wars. It, like all of us is getting a little older each day and the time has come to replace it.

C) K and R Lovegrove

Many of the old Welsh slates have been damaged and the lack of under-slate insulation is causing us some grief. We also have to carefully position the odd bucket when the rain comes from the south. We are lucky enough to be able to replace all the missing slates with recycled ones that have all come from a building of about the same age in Hay-on-Wye and will also be fitting a solar water heating system.
C) K and R Lovegrove

In our roof, like all aspects of our life, we aim to preserve what we can, use recycled material where possible, and use technology to lessen our impact on the environment.

Looking forward to a warmer and drier winter this year!

C) K and R Lovegrove


                   "The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining."

 John F. Kennedy


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(C) Ray Lovegrove (aka Hay Quaker)

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