PICTURES: Steeplejack spotted fixing spire after Storm Katie rips hole in roof

Steeplejack in action at St Andrews Church, Tarring. Photo by Eddie Mitchell.
Steeplejack in action at St Andrews Church, Tarring. Photo by Eddie Mitchell.

St Andrew’s Church, Tarring, is being patched up by a specialist repairman this week after gusts swept shingle from the steeple.

Church warden Jane Wells said that seven or eight waterproof wooden shingles had been dislodged from the spire in the storm on Easter Monday, leaving the roof felt exposed.

St Andrews Church, Tarring.

St Andrews Church, Tarring.

Pictures from Eddie Mitchell show a worker from A.Harfield Ltd carrying out repairs to replace the missing roof tiles, equipped with pulleys, ropes and a very long ladder.

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