Caux work weeks
In 1986, it was suggested to have a Work Week to prepare the house for the 40th anniversary of the conference centre. Volunteers were invited to come and spend the day working in different parts of the building. Hundreds of people came through the years, from the very young to the much older. Tasks were varied, from painting, repairing, making apple purée, or mending sheets or aprons. These lasted for over 30 years.
Margrit Duckert preparing apple purée with all the apples prepared by the work week participants
Work on the Caux archives during the work week. Sitting Erika Utzinger who established the archives in Caux in the 60ies
Ladies taking advantage of the work week to mend aprons, sheets and so much else!
Left last row, smiling: Marthe Mottu
Garden team preparing plantations for the summer. Left is Christine Jaulmes from France
Mending the seats in the Caux theatre during the 1986 work week.
Theatre Chandelier needing repairing
From many countries and various age groups, they came for the work week in 1994
A team ofvolunteers tackled this wall that was hiding the light in the Villa Maria, especially for Trudi Trüssel who spent many hours in the telephone office.
Young and old prepare the gardens for the summer conferences.
Scraping the plaster on the columns was quite successful, but the weather did not hjelp!
German and French men repairing chair. They don't speak each other's language, but the chair got repaired!
Volunteers from Europe work on repairing and repainting the terrace benches in Caux conference centre