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Holywell Cemetery, Oxford6 May 2012
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These errant stones have escaped from the wall at Holywell

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The escaping stones have left a gap in the boundary

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Never fear, OCV volunteers are here! Lime mortar is mixed in buckets

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The raw materials are mixed into a thick paste. This'll keep those pesky stones in place

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The first layer of stones has been put back in place

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A good flat layer makes a solid base for the next layer

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Sometimes old mortar or annoying corners are removed with a chisel

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Lime mortar is indistinguishable from OCV porridge (come on a resi if you don't believe me)

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These stones are now back in their rightful places

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Plastic sheeting to make sure the mortar sets solid