Working to rebuild the Ingham Swan

The Ingham Swan is a beautiful 600 year old pub & restaurant situated in Ingham, Norfolk. It has award winning chefs and the food & service is rated overwhelmingly excellent.

On September 11 2017 it was devastated by a fire which began due to an electrical fault and ultimately engulfed the building’s thatched roof, destroying it entirely, including multiple occupied homes above the pub itself.

Large fire at the Ingham Swan. Luckily nobody hurt. #norwich #norfolk #ingham #fire #emegency #firebrigade

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Nobody was hurt, but homes and a thriving, widely regarded business central to the local village have been destroyed – precariously close to Christmas.

I work on a casual / freelance basis for a large, family owned construction company (the owners of which I am close friends with) – and they have been tasked with handling the entire process of bringing the Ingham Swan back to life.

I’m proud to say that we have already made significant headway.

The real bottleneck has been the typical bureaucratic factors; virtually every logical stage requires a visit from a representative of one organisation or another. Occasionally frustrating but absolutely necessary.

I find it very curious that due to a preservation order (the building is ‘listed’) there is no option other than to replace the thatched roof. In a common sense led scenario one would capitalise on the opportunity to modernise the roof in order to avoid a similarly benign incident spiralling into catastrophe in the future.

Broadly this is a subject on which know very little, so I’ll cut to the chase; I took a handful of photos from within the wrecked building and simply want to add them to my journal =)

These photos are subject to the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) license.

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