Saturday 27th January 2018
It was another wet day!! With 63 days to go it was good to see 17 volunteers turn up today.
Station Road BridgeAfter the bridge repairs and the Highways Department carrying out road surface repairs, the road has reopened to traffic.
PaintingThe two painters, Graham D and Mike S, were putting another coat of paint on the walls in the Gents.
The lights installed by Buzz Electrics look great.
FencesRobin and Vic were working on the wood fence around the telephone box, applying a coat of wood preservative. Peter K added the missing panel in the spear fence.
Driveway Lamp PostsThe final electrical wires to the four posts next to the footpath were installed by John C, Graham L and Tony B. Graham also removed the wire which used to supply power to our Bric-a-Brac Shop
Peter K, with help from Stuart W, was up the ladder checking the lamp fittings, prior to their installation.
Platform 1Keith S and John S deciding where to put the next lot of slabs, ready for the Monday crew. They were joined by Peter Q and Brian T sorting out the various sizes and moving them to the work area.
Driveway FootpathA large crew gather down the driveway to collect ballast to raise the level of the footpath.
BonfireVic with help from Robin, Keith G and Phil collected all the rubbish generated by our tilers and electricians.
P/WayTwo members of the Permanent Way Team were progressing along the track making adjustments. Next Wednesday should see the Ballast Train back with another load.
Building ServicesA crew from the Building Services Dept were also with us today, making a start on laying the granite kerbs along the front of the station. They had the use of our small digger with special gripper
to lift and carry the kerbs to the work area.
Unusual ShotEven the best amateur photographers have their 'off days'! A different way of looking at the end of the Station. OOPS!!
Blast from the Past
Annual Christmas Lunch
Each year we have had a BAG lunch at a local hostelry. First at The Childswickham Inn and recently at The Broadway Hotel. In the photos below can be seen two stalwarts, Ron Brisling (Bricklayer, Head of Building Services) and Marguerite (Founder of the Bric-a-Brac Shop).
Ron talking to John Blowfield (2013) and (2014) Julie and Marguerite receiving bouquets.
Broadway FootbridgeBritish Rail made an offer of a footbridge from Henley-in-Arden which was accepted. Jim Hitchen became the organiser of a team to recover the bridge. Initially stored near Birmingham, where it was dismantled, it eventually arrived in Broadway.
Cheltenham Race Course Station
The Garden Gnome