During June and July 2013 the restored jig and drum (rebuilt by Barry Ellis) were placed alongside Black Tom shaft at Snailbeach. The arrangement now looks much as it did in the 1940s-60s.
In August 2013 a cover building was erected over the jigs, sponsored by the Ludlow Town Walls Trust and constructed by volunteers. The building was completed just in time for an "Official" opening ceremony on the 31st, after a number of speeches local resident Mrs. Chidley cut the ribbon.
Harz jigs & washing drum on their new site by Black Tom shaft, June 2013.
The completed set-up inside the new building on the 31st August.
The crowd assembles around Black Tom ready for the opening of the new building.
Richard Cundall (Ludlow Walls Trust, sponsors of the building), giving his speech.
After the speeches, Mrs. Peggy Chidley was invited up to cut the ribbon to open the building.
Vincent Chidley & Mrs. Peggy Chidley with Clive Dean (Shropshire Council) and local Councillor Heather Kidd.