Wythenshawe Hall: Photos show work after fire

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Wythenshawe Hall covered in scaffolding

These photos show the progress being made at Wythenshawe Hall following the fire in March.

Manchester City Council says there is still a ‘long road’ before the South Manchester hall is restored to its former glory.

It is currently shrouded in scaffolding and the bell tower has been removed.

Cllr Sue Murphy, deputy leader of Manchester City Council, said: “A huge amount of work has already gone into helping protect Wythenshawe Hall, most visibly the scaffold cocoon that is helping to stabilise the damaged areas of the property and will support the new temporary roofing.

“Inside, countless hours have been spent making sure anything that can be saved is saved.

“Everything from the largest pieces of furniture that were on display in the building, to the smallest artefacts being unearthed by highly-trained archaeologists.

“It will be a long road to recovery for the building, but working with our partners and the friends’ group, we will see Wythenshawe Hall back to its best.”

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A fireplace escaped the blaze (Mark Waugh)
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The fire damage at Wythenshawe Hall (Mark Waugh)
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Inside Wythenshawe Hall