Claytons Corner 2018 by Rob Banfield
The historic Claytons homestead was an integral part of this year’s Friends of Melaleuca Working Bee. Following the major 2017 footings replacement program a team of up to six volunteers energetically descended on the amazing abode of Win and Clyde. David, Mel, Leanne, Craig, Ian and Rob completed a much-needed repair and repaint of much of the exterior. A job easier said than done!
The team also repaired the entrance way, replaced external cladding, replaced internal cladding, fixed plumbing leaks flashed foundation plates, rust sealed, gardened and investigated possible important tank and toilet tasks for the future.
Many private and commercial guests arrived as the team sweated on the tools and many compliments were gratefully accepted!
The weather was very kind and allowed a huge painting program to be completed.
16 significant tasks were detailed for the 2019 Claytons working bee and we invite all people to register their interest if they can paint more walls, dig toilets and fence holes, drive nails, prune and label garden plants and saw in a straight line!