The restoration and refurbishment of St. Saviours Church in Dartmouth is nearing completion. This beautiful medieval church had hidden a gem under layers of varnish for the best part of 100 years. Now, the hand painted ceiling which boasts golden stars against a blue backdrop can be seen and fully appreciated. Conservators have worked for 12 weeks on 4 lifts of scaffolding to uncover this ceiling, and the result is stunning. Work has also begun on the restoration of the balcony, and the colours appearing from the shields and crests are unexpected and vibrant. The Victorians had decided to cover these colours in black paint, but now the original intention and celebration can be enjoyed.
If you are in Dartmouth, take a look. It is truly breathtaking, and it has been a joy to work on this project.