Old Priory to the Rescue

Left to Right - Simon Jenkins, Ian Barnes WM, William Jenkins, Karl Allen, Phil Brock, James Brock. All were treated by the WM to a hearty breakfast AFTER the job had been completed

A request recently came through to the WM of Old Priory for assistance in enabling a young lad, Ioan Williams to have some independence and leave his own house under his own steam in his wheelchair.


A party of masons, led by the WM, Ian Barnes, the Secretary, Alan Dennison and Simon Jenkins visited the home and spoke with Ioan’s mum Rhiannon to ascertain the problem and came up with a solution. The front door led onto a path which was surrounded by chippings, a job previously done by another builder who failed to live up to his promise and hence left Ioan unable to get to the pavement without assistance. With Simons expert knowledge the job was planned there and then, concrete/drainage/steelwork, a mini JCB and driver was needed along with some willing volunteers.

Simon and Mark Phillips clinging on for dear life with Alan Dennison lodge secretary wheeling and dealing on the phone avoiding the manual labour as usual.

Within the week, a mini digger was kindly supplied free of charge by Alan Summons of B&A Contracts, ably driven by the resident expert JCB driver and all-round good guy Mark Phillips, SW of Old Priory. This was closely followed by concrete and drainage supplied at heavily discounted rates by Travis Perkins and fitted by Simon Jenkins Building Services and colleagues, again all free of charge. Finally, the steelwork was provided by Paul Coaker PGS fabrication who donated the metal free of charge. In all, a total of £634 was provided by the WM, the monies raised at the recent BBQ held by Old Priory at Milford Haven Yacht club.

The end result

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