A very frosty start to the day preceded a slight upturn in the recent temperatures later which was very welcome, heavy afternoon local showers somehow managed to miss Broadway. 12 volunteers busied themselves, mainly on construction.
Peter has adopted one method for the footings using hollow concrete blocks, which weigh a ton by the way, and filling the hollows with concrete.
Turning now to the station building
Vic continued with the gardening work around the drive, Keith did more COSHH work and Stuart did a turn in the bric-a-brac shed.
On the subject of lamp posts, an update
The pattern for a replica GWR platform lamp post is almost ready (see photographs). It should be available for a first casting early next month. After inspection, we will be ready to order!
One other GWR railway is joining in with us, as well as a department on the GWRS - the Friends of Winchcombe have also ordered one post, to go on the Winchcombe platform extension. If you are a GWR railway and are reading this, it is not too late to join in.
The tops for the lamp posts have already been ordered, and are awaiting delivery. The lamp tablet stickers have also arrived, so we are well advanced on this project.
Thank you once again to the kind, individual sponsors for the replica GWR posts, which will make Broadway look really great, and authentic.
"Don't get too close, dear, he might be dangerous!"