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Dave Myers swaps his cookery for bricks and mortar as he joins a construction firm restoring buildings that have made Britain great.
Following the restoration of historic properties. This time, Dave Myers is in Stockport, Greater Manchester, at the stunning manor house Bramall Hall. Owned by Stockport Council, this isn't your typical council house. Hairy Builder Dave discovers how this Tudor building is being turned into a top-notch visitor attraction. He looks around this impressive hall and comes across secret drawings - cartoons that date back to medieval times! Dave also gets to grips with a bit of wood work, helping to restore one of the hundreds of amazing windows in this fabulous hall.
Following the restoration of historic properties. Dave Myers is at the Victorian beach resort of New Brighton - just a ferry ride across the Mersey from Liverpool - visiting its impressive Catholic church, nicknamed the Dome of Home. A symbol of hope to sailors returning from the battle of the Atlantic during the Second World War, the church is now crumbling and in desperate need of repairs. It was built using revolutionary materials in the 1930s, but they have not survived the test of time and it is now undergoing massive repairs to make it water tight. As well as helping out the builders, Dave will be discovering the fascinating story behind how such an impressive church - with its giant green dome and lavish interiors - was built during the Great Depression. Away from the restoration work, Dave will be crossing the Mersey and discovering the secrets that lie beneath Liverpool's Metropolitan Cathedral.
Following the restoration of historic properties. This time, Dave visits Ampleforth in North Yorkshire - one of the most prestigious boarding schools in the country, with an onsite monastery. He hangs out with the monks, helps restore the Yorkshire equivalent of Hogwarts and learns an extraordinary tale of mice and men. The school has the largest collection of Mouseman furniture in the world! Ampleforth has many buildings designed by renowned architect Sir Giles Gilbert Scott and today, Dave will be working with the builders to restore art deco building Bolton House to its former glory. Once it is finished, the monks will be moving in and they visit Dave, hard at work, before whisking him off for a cider in their orchard at the end of the day.
Following the restoration of historic properties. This time, Hairy Builder Dave Myers is in Leicester, helping to restore one of the Midlands' most historically important treasures - the fantastic 18th-century Friars Mill. This derelict wool mill held great prominence in Leicestershire during the 20th century as one of Britain's leading textile factory, but today it is being brought back to life and transformed into offices. Dave discovers the builders are keeping sympathetic to the original architecture so that it looks the same as when it was built. He takes a boat ride on the River Soar with a team of eco warriors and helps clean up the lifeblood of the mill. And to complete the renovation work, Dave puts the mill's iconic chimney and cupola back in its place.
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