On Thursday 20th October 2005, Wessex Archaeology will oversee the relocation of an historic barn. But rather than being painstakingly disassembled timber by timber, it is to be lifted in one go by a huge crane, from its original location to its new home.
The barn should be hanging about in the air for about half an hour as it is slowly moved. It will be filmed, and once edited, will be posted on the website.
All information about the project is available on the Wessex Archaeology News Blog.
[UPDATE] The lift was cancelled due to technical difficulties…
[UPDATE – 2nd Novermber 2005] The lift was successfully completed today (photo).