I got all the cars and van washed, got the power washer out and later cleaned the rear and side path of green growth and then put down a mix of diluted bleach with washing up liquid which 'sticks' it to the surface. Well when it was all dry later it looked very good and nearly ready for the expansion joints to get new sealant then colourant and a final seal finish. Then it will all look nice and new, last time it was redone was about 7 years ago but it costs about a grand to get them to do it mind you I've not seen the price of the materials yet. It was all fairly back breaking work especially moving the leads and keeping the electrics from the water. The garage painting will be around the same time, all waiting for some steady warm dry weather, 2020 then.
Inside I carried on with the 16mm film copying it, then one reel which had no markings and I can't have paid much for as they wouldn't have known what was on it turned out to be rather remarkable, 25 minutes of Swindon in 1961 a vehicle drives around various suburban and shopping streets passing Gaumont cinema twice, a few buses which at once had told me where it was, perfect condition, unmarked, perfect weather, colour, etc, not sure what it was for on 16mm must have been the council or something similar. It's television quality, national archive interest so I'll probably pop it on at £1000 and see if anything happens. Later i had my first try with the 9.5mm projector I got from Home Cinema at Cleethorpes, I got an electric shock, I was ok although it left my arm sore for a while, I did carry on but couldn't get any sensible results so I'll let him have it back. It's the christening tomorrow and perhaps Monday if the weather is good a film day. Then Friday Saturday down south and Sunday at Brooklands, in between Hil and Sean visit us. The dining room is restored to non cinema usage. Anyway I feel a taste of Surrey coming on so here goes!