Wednesday 21st November
Cor! It's cold! Extra clothing on for today. Vic, who was out in the walled garden, was the lookout for delivery lorries. First, a large van arrived with eight boxes. Second van arrived half hour later with a couple of large boxes and finally, a very large lorry arrived with a very big box.
These were not early Santa presents, but the arrival of kitchen equipment. This kept five volunteers busy opening the boxes and assembling the bits and pieces.
Saturday 24th NovemberOnly two volunteers reported for duty today - Stuart and Vic. Stuart swept up the pine needles and Vic tidied up the flower beds 1, 2 & 3 at the driveway entrance. Planting polyanthas in the hope they will flower and add a bit of colour to the station grounds.
Track SideThe P/Way Team were at the station preparing the track bed to utilise a crossing for the wheel and push chairs .
Monday 26th NovemberWork has recommenced at the entrance to the station car park. Traffic control has been erected as contractors replace the temporary footings ready for the new layout.
Wednesday 28th NovemberWhat a difference in the weather! Quite mild today. Welcome back to Peter Q who had a quick spell in hospital. Got to take it easy!
StationFirst job was to empty the station store room in order that the floor could be cleaned and then receive its initial coat of sealer paint.
Paul, Tony & Vic removed all the paraphernalia, storing it in the Booking Hall. Paul finished off with the vacuum.
KitchenIt was the turn of the painters, the two Mikes, to touch up the walls and ceiling before the permanent fixing of the kitchen equipment.
The Long Brush
The Short Brush
Looks like Mike is playing a tune?
Car Park EntranceThe contractors were progressing with the drainage at the entrance and positioning of the kerbing.
Track SideThe P/Way Team have yet to install the barrow crossing. The Santa Trains will approach Broadway as far as the turnout before the bridge.
Signal posts in the far distance by Childswickham Bridge.
Other ActivitiesPeter Q and Dave H were in the Wood Workshop constructing another cover for rubbish and recycling bin. Vic cleared out the cement hut of unwanted items, leaving just the equipment for the kerbing team. Finally, some of the spoil for the car park entrance was brought around by the contractors and deposited behind the kerbs installed at the top of the drive. This was then shovelled by Tony and Vic to level off the four heaps.
Vic (Blog Reporter)