Today seemed a bit low key even though there were 12 volunteers on site, some Saturday regulars were elsewhere doing other things. Those that were there concentrated on four areas of activity.
The footbridge team were busy, as usual, but this time having a break from dagger board production to resuscitate a length of timber that had previously been in use on the Henley in Arden bridge that provided the main span for Broadway.
Mike and Dave are trying extract some old nails from the aforementioned timber but even with bits of nail still in there it is in good enough condition to have a second life. This piece of timber sits under the corrugated roof at the point where the roof over the stairs meets the roof over the span.
Advice was eventually sought from Peter Q, the leader of the carpentry team, and the "leave it as it is" solution was agreed. There is a similar board for the other side of the bridge.
Not a great shot of Pete, unfortunately, but this view gives an idea of where the piece of timber will sit. It is on the steelwork just by Dave's left elbow. The unpainted wood that Pete is holding is a temporary measure, to support the fascias, until the staircases go in.
|Happy in their work|
|Smile for the camera|
Clive continued with the block laying on the inside of the building almost at the stage where the blocks match the facing bricks on this section.