The 15 of us on site today gravitated towards the two main centres of activity, footbridge and station building, although the other tasks carried out are just as important if not quite so glamorous.
Those involved with the station building started the day with a quick scrum down to decide if the weather forecast could be relied upon. After concluding that the promise was probably correct and rain was not likely before 12 noon they went off to get set up.
Meanwhile the footbridge crew were able to crack on immediately with Dave and Pete leading the way......
......by uncovering the footboards from the Henley in Arden bridge that had been carefully preserved for future use. The remains of the footbridge "tent" are evident in this view, this has been carefully dismantled so that it can have another life in a couple of months time.
A round up of the remaining work carried out on the footbridge today
|Pete is removing the brackets from the old handrail|
|Brian cleaning up the mating surfaces on the roof support hoops|
Now for the other areas where work took place. Mike resumed the painting of the window frames for the station, this is now the second coat of primer.
The building gang set up camp by the station and got themselves organised to lay some bricks
But not before the weather had decided to throw a spanner in the works by blowing down the doorframe which we had diligently placed in the exit from the kitchen area as recently as Wednesday last week. We decided to leave it lying there as even stronger winds are expected on Easter Monday. In the foreground are the blue facing bricks laid today and the commons backing up.
The brickies finished the day by spreading some infill around the recently laid manhole covers to remove a potential trip hazard and improve the appearance of the building, as below........
A reminder that the share issue Broadway - The Last Mile is now open. Will you help us get to Broadway?