19th January 1940

Vaughan got all one side of the old house [from Culver Street] up today [in the Castle], and Sisson came in to inspect it. It looks even more impressive than I thought it would, but the interior of the Castle Main Hall is so high that the thing will not, I feel sure, look out of place. Sisson is taking a great deal of trouble over this, and we must be grateful to him.

Marshall Sisson, RA (1897-1978), was an architect who specialised in the restoration of old buildings.

For Eric's previous diary entries on rescuing part of the old 15th century timber-framed house that was demolished in Culver Street, click here.

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