This week the marble has been removed from the chancel and is now being removed from the front of the nave where the extended chancel will be created. Ramps were built to accommodate the wheelbarrows used – no space for more modern techniques! The pulpit has been moved to the side.
This view shows the variation in level that caused the chancel marble to be uneven
Removing the steps up to the pulpit shows the supports
Wheelbarrow used to cart material to the dumpstere
Wooden boards and other material protect aisle floor and pews from damage
Ramps were built to accomodate the wheelbarrows
Pulpit moved to the side
At one point in the past a central vacuum sysstem was installed to facilitate cleaning