The Hairy Builder

August 2016
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July 12, 2016

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Dave Myers visits Wakefield Cathedral in West Yorkshire, taking in the architectural masterpiece as it's brought into the 21st century. Dave gets a closer look at what the builders unearthed beneath the cathedral's floors and has a once-in-a-lifetime chance of opening a time capsule found during restoration. He also helps the builders to restore stone carvings that make up the elaborately decorated Quire. With Wakefield having had a booming wool trade in Tudor times, Dave puts his sheep-herdin...
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July 11, 2016

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Dave Myers visits is in South Yorkshire to visit one of Doncaster's finest buildings, the Mansion House. One of only five ever built in the UK, it was designed to attract the cream of society to Doncaster.
July 2016
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July 29, 2016

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This time, Hairy Builder Dave Myers is in Leicester, helping to restore one of the Midlands' most historically important treasures - the fantastic 18th-century Friars Mill. This derelict wool mill held great prominence in Leicestershire during the 20th century as one of Britain's leading textile factory, but today it is being brought back to life and transformed into offices.
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July 28, 2016

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This time, Dave visits Ampleforth in North Yorkshire - one of the most prestigious boarding schools in the country, with an onsite monastery. He hangs out with the monks, helps restore the Yorkshire equivalent of Hogwarts and learns an extraordinary tale of mice and men. The school has the largest collection of Mouseman furniture in the world!
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July 27, 2016

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In this episode of Hairy Builder, Dave Myers is at the Victorian beach resort of New Brighton - just a ferry ride across the Mersey from Liverpool - visiting its impressive Catholic church, nicknamed the Dome of Home. A symbol of hope to sailors returning from the battle of the Atlantic during the Second World War, the church is now crumbling and in desperate need of repairs.
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July 26, 2016

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This time, Dave Myers is in Stockport, Greater Manchester, at the stunning manor house Bramall Hall. Owned by Stockport Council, this isn't your typical council house.
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July 25, 2016

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This time, Dave Myers is in Roker in Sunderland in the north east of England to help restore an iconic super structure - Roker Lighthouse and its 600-metre pier. This guiding light over Sunderland's harbour and its pier is in desperate need of an overhaul and builders are working hard to get it back to its original form.
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July 22, 2016

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Dave Myers visits Pontefract Castle to help builders restore the remains for future generations. He does some long overdue gardening and goes into battle with the Roundheads and Cavaliers. The castle was known as the 'key to the north' for almost 600 years, until it was destroyed during the English Civil War in 1648. It once hosted Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and Charles I and boasts one of history's most feared dungeons. Dave experiences torture 17th-century-style and uncovers the mystery of what ...
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July 21, 2016

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Dave Myers visits the Wedgewood Institute in Staffordshire. He helps restore the iconic building built in 1865, in honour of famous potter Josiah Wedgewood. Derelict for nearly a decade, it was a centre for educating the local working men, running courses in science, business and the arts. Dave examines the facade, with its intricate terracotta panels that decorate the building. He discovers the magic of Britain's ceramic industry, visiting Middleport Pottery which uses traditional methods. Dav...
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July 20, 2016

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Dave Myers visits one of Manchester's oldest buildings, its magnificent cathedral. Dating back to the middle ages, the Grade I-listed building is undergoing a £280,000 restoration, and Dave learns about the traditional methods used to repair the worn-out lead on the roof as well as uncovering some tricks of the building trade.
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