Whilst renovating my wife’s photography studio in High Blantyre in 2014, we covered up the old fireplace because a modern studio, does not need a fire. The building at Croftfoot, Main Street is one of the oldest existing homes in Blantyre built in 1730 and it was no surprise to find a few features from that era.
Like this hearth stone. It was incredibly heavy and took the might of four men to lift it out of place and out the building. (We needed to, as it conflicted with the modern heating system). The hearth stone we propped up against the side of the building and I was determined to find another use for it nearby. My task now commences to put this hearth stone as a step going into the building, meaning the stone is saved in the same building it had been intended for in the first place. Waste not want not.