Colin Rapley, our neighbour from Hambledon, started work in June, demolishing the Garden Cottage. Here he is seen explaining to me why I could not crash his digger through the walls in one huge demolition derby!
The internals and roof were burned in a corner of the building where once, ironically, the fireplace had been.
Four days later, the whole building was gone.
Compare the view now to when the house was standing!
Watch it happen on video – click on