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A guide to limewashing

A guide to limewashing

Limewash is slaked lime or calcium hydroxide, Ca(OH)2. It is made by heating limestone, CaCO3, in a lime kiln to produce quicklime, CaO. This is then slaked by adding some water to produce the slaked lime. We bought the calcium hydroxide as lime putty from Potmollen...
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John Hanning Speke 1827 -1864

John Hanning Speke 1827 -1864

On the edge of a field by a dry stone wall on the Neston estate is an epitaph to John Hanning Speke. He was among the greatest British explorers of the Victorian era, whose greatest achievement was the discovery of the source of the White Nile – the holy grail...
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