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Facelift for historic Quaker house
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For 300 years, a Quaker meeting house near Truro has been one of the best loved buildings in Cornwall - but recently it's been all wrapped up in scaffolding and plastic.

The house has been in severe need of repair, especially its thatched roof, but now it's slowly coming back to life.

It's costing £174,000 to restore the Grade One listed building. As well as the roof, some of the cob walls needed to be rebuilt and drainage improvement work had to be carried out.

Master thatcher Guy Moore is restoring the famous roof.

He says: "It's one of the most iconic buildings in the county. It's visited by people all over the world, and it's a privilege to be let loose on it."

The custodians of the Quaker Meeting House at Come to Good near Truro are hoping the work will be finished by August.




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