I have time this week to seriously crack on with progress to my Cobbler's accommodation and since my last post I have been on a roll!
Mr Bennett now has his "hingin' lum"
"Hingin' " in Scots reads "hanging" and a "lum" in Scots is a chimney. A "hingin' lum" (or hanging chimney) is so called because of the canopy over the top which draws away the smoke. They were mostly found in poorer houses or crofts.
To be honest, I've no idea whether there would have been a fireplace in the attic space of the RL building. I've not had the chance to find out but because this particular room does not exist in the real building and is entirely my creation, I decided to put one in.
I have Elizabeth at Studio E to thank for the idea to create the fire similar to that which also appears in my Lawyer's room.
At the moment he's also got shelving. There's a bed in the making and a stand to take his pieces of leather. I've also had another go at whittling and have come up with little wooden shoe/boot forms. (Last time it was cows' legs!).
From something that was a real struggle to put together, the ideas are coming thick and fast - who'd have believed it?