Okay, so it is more like Day 12 but I have been remiss in posting blogs of the gallery progress, sorry. Anyway, progress, as the picture shows, is excellent and as Herbert Spencer philosophically gave to us, progress is a necessity. The plaster dried out well and we tackled the first coat of painting yesterday afternoon. By 9.30 this morning this first coat was dry enough to put on the second coat and so five of us emulsioned ourselves silly until lunchtime. The paint has dried really well, so much so that we fell a third coat is probably (thankfully) not necessary but only looking at it tomorrow morning will confirm this. The glossing of the woodwork, which has also been undercoated, will be tackled tomorrow. A massive thank you to the painting team – Mike Brew, Kathy Talbot, Mike Talbot, Mark Lewis, Thelma Mort and Neil Westerman. The gallery is truly taking shape now and I am looking forward to being able to put interpretive panels and WWI memorabilia in their rightful place for the visitors to enjoy.