Quite a Building

Quite a Building, Solid, Strong and Built to Last
 
 
 
 
 
 
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A strapping building, must find out more.....
 
 
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The previous church moved two hundred yards down the ‘main street’ whilst the ancient water tank and strapping house stood rock solid during a cyclone. The concrete water tank is one of many built around the northern group by French contractor, Louis Brell, whose daughter married into the Marsters Clan.
 
 
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Tae Pae (Good Leg) – his left leg was badly injured above the ankle (but he flatly refused to let ‘them’ amputate it), hurt it when he was retrieving the massive branch from the tree, that went on to make the impressive table in the yacht club – phew, keep up....holds the keys. His mum used to live in the house and when she died, inherited the building, he readily agreed to open up for us to “look inside.” He would very much like to turn it into a museum but cannot get his family to agree, help, sort......etc.etc. The island people here seem to all be able to argue in an empty paper bag....... So for now he uses it as a store shed.
 
 
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Not a bit of damp and still smelt of a sea going girl.
 
 
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However much do these beams weigh ???
 
 
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Very neatly built.
 
 
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A natty window.
 
 
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Patriarch of the clan, William, and his sons gathered the wood from the remains of wrecks which struck the reefs around Palmerston and set to work building the first house on the island. Despite numerous hurricanes, the old house stands firmly planted.
 
 
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Substantial nails and hinges.
 
 
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There is evidence of age so.....................
 
 
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Considering it is over a hundred years old, for the most part, is in good order.
 
 
CP Ashore Palmerston 101
 
................We may have to be enter it into the ‘shack with a view’ category in this years ‘One Careful Owner’.
 
 
 
 
 
 
ALL IN ALL STOOD THE TEST OF TIME
                     THE WIDTH OF THE TIMBERS WAS ASTOUNDING