The Lesnes Abbey project continues to give the impression that no one is in a
hurry. One of the new ornate gates began to make an appearance last Tuesday, it
has not advanced since. Nevertheless there has been progress, in particular
a start has been made on the soil and moss roof of the Visitor Centre. It will
probably all look very good when everything is completed. One of the staff on
site said this week that that would be by the end of May. It seems to be an
optimistic forecast, they not only have to finish the job but also restore the
damage, which is quite widespread.