11 volunteers signed in to continue the good works.
Bob W finished the brickwork for chimney 2, the false one. Paul cut a few bricks for him.
John C was adding more pieces to the southern gable end.
Neil C finished assembly of the framework for the northern gable end.
John S laid the penultimate row of corbelling in the gap & Tony backed up.
Last but not least, Brian M soldiered on for 4 solid hours to clear more undergrowth from the upside embankment, towards the northern end of our site.
Wednesday 23rd August
A marvellous turnout, with 26 volunteers signing in today. The day started with 2 hours of murky conditions but these were soon forgotten and it became very pleasant & conducive for the many tasks that were set.
Brian M again put in several hours of graft, clearing more undergrowth from the upside embankment.
Mike T is adding undercoat to the rear of the canopy dagger boards.
You can see the pieces of cast iron guttering resting behind, ready to be attached to the valancing.
I must not forget Ray, who is seen undercoating several boards in the murk of the first 2 working hours. Later, Ray was later up on the scaffolding applying primer to the verging pieces, mentioned above.
Hooray! the brickwork to fill the gap in platform 1 was finished. John S & Bob W finished the top row of corbelling whilst Tony & Clive finished the backing. Paul, when not taking photos or drinking the occasional coffee, supplied the mortar.
Peter Q shows us where the chimney pot will sit, as if we didn't know!
As an aside, whilst I was taking this pic., Rod called up to say I should come down; " It's too technical for you". Then he said, about their trench work down the driveway, "Perhaps we are out of our depth, as well".
Vic beavered away inside the station building and was able to clear out & sweep the floors of the kitchen & restaurant.
The Driveway "Diggers":
A drainage arrangement is needed at the bottom of the station driveway. Steve W was on hand to dig suitable trenches in the verge leading to the main rain water drainage pipe & across the bottom of the driveway where it meets the Evesham Rd. footpath.
Steve W & JCB are cutting a trench in the verge towards the driveway and will continue this across the bottom of the driveway
Altogether a very industrious day with a great deal accomplished .