So sparks all over as the reinforcement of the fireplace was cut with the grinder.
The 2 pieces then prised off and the ties cut.
The further opening up allowed the removal of lots of sooty twigs, honeycombs and rubble including a birds skull.
Next how to fill the hole?
Breezy day turning brighter.
Spanish GP with a predicable result.
Very pleasant supper of smoked trout etc.