Twenty volunteers turned out to brave the extreme heat. Wednesday has officially been recorded as the hottest June day since 1976. Fortunately several tasks were completed by lunchtime, or soon after, with a few volunteers soldiering on into the afternoon.
John S & Bob W carried on with the first row of corbelling on the platform side of the building, having completed the driveway side on Monday.
Here you see them pointing up, before the mortar dries too much.
Keith & Rod keep the bricklayers supplied.
Expertly fitted in between numerous cups of tea, Paul is trimming some edging slabs in readiness for laying on the newly extended platform slopes at the northern end. The laying of the slabs is scheduled for next Wednesday.
Back on the scaffolding:
Brian T is cutting off the ends of bolts which hold the noggins to the face of the canopy.
Painters, Graham, Brian M & Mike are busy with undercoat. By the end of play a complete coating had been applied to the platform side of the framework. Next week, it is planned to make a start on the second coat of undercoat.
John C has started to build up the live chimney beyond roof height.
Rod assisted by Vic sets in more edging pieces in concrete under the spear fencing, southern end of platform 1.
The concrete mixers: Keith seems pleased to have Ian help him. Ian gets the award for most appropriate head gear for this weather. He is masquerading as either an escapee from the foreign legion or as a famous 'awrence.
David H is busy disconnecting electrics etc. from the telephone box, in readiness for it's re-siting on the platform side of the spear fencing.
John C was asked to widen the second hole on platform 2. Once this is squared up & cleaned out of loose soil, shuttering can be placed in ready for a concrete pour. He is seen with John B discussing how much to remove. Rod is checking depths & distances with the shuttering in hole no.1.
The concrete bases will support the footbridge stairs on platform 2. Soon this exercise will be repeated on platform 1.
A view of the station building from under the footbridge showing the completed days painting after the painters have retired but with the carpenters still active up there.
Finally, that "Special Delivery" didn't turn up! Perhaps it was just a little too hot to work in the Sucksmith Bakery ?
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