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This is a practical (3 hour) workshop about lime pointing which will cover:

– Grading sands for pointing and different types of limes (hydraulic and lime putty)
– Pointing stonework joints
– Cutting back pointing to a flush finish and tamping back to consolidate

Please contact James Kindberg ( if you wish to attend this workshop.

A further archaeology workshop will be held in the autumn when the excavation of the final part of the stables in front of No1&2 Boston Lodge will be undertaken. If you are interested in this let James Kindberg ( know and he will email you when dates have been confirmed.

What do I need to know before I come?

Boston Lodge is a working engineering site with rails and uneven surfaces throughout, often muddy in places and this is combined with frequent vehicle and train movements. For safety reasons it is therefore only suitable for people who are fully mobile without assistance and who’s sight is sufficient for them to see dangers themselves. Please watch this safety briefing before booking as it will help you understand what the site is like.

Unless specifically advertised all workshops and tours are for adults (16+).

We are hoping to film some of our tours and make them available on the website so those who cannot attend because the site is unsuitable for them will be able to find out more online.

Getting here

The workshop/tour will start at Boston Lodge. Parking is very limited here so if you can share a car please do. For safety reasons please access from the Porthmadog direction. You must STOP at the un-barriered crossing and check for trains before entering the car park.

What to wear

Please wear warm clothes and bring a waterproof, the weather can be unpredictable. Please wear stout, preferably leather, walking boots. Absolutely no sandals or trainers.