We finally managed to get the kiln down the cellar steps today. It has been a bit of a puzzle- how to move half a ton of metal and fire bricks down some crumbling narrow stairs into a confined space.
Some very kind blokes who are used to moving heavy objects around the hillsides did the job. Thanks boys!
They were able to set up a ground anchor, and use a sledge and winch line to lower the kiln.
Its a big relief- and I look forward to seeing some pots emerging out of raw clay…