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The Ha', Wyre

Date, 2009-ish, Wyre.

This is the Ha', Wyre. The roof is flagstone, quarried from the shore below Onziebist, I believe. We used to have a photo of a group of about a half-dozen lifting a flag, which would have weighed a ton...maybe literally! Lifting it would be hard enough but how did they get them up on the roof?

Picture added on 14 May 2012 at 10:30
This type of flagstone/ limestone weighs approx 2.3 to 2.7 tonnes per cubic metre. These slabs would have been difficult to get up on the roof.
Added by Sandy on 15 May 2012
I'll have to ask one of my brothers if they have any knowledge about how it was done!
Added by Isobel Irvine on 18 May 2012
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