Saturday 20th January 2018
Rain, rain & more rain, with more due tomorrow and Wednesday. Fortunately, most jobs warranted working under the canopy or in the rooms and the rain did ease off for a couple of hours. There were just thirteen volunteers today.
Keith S, Robin, Vic and Phil checked the level of the platform, removing the excess and adding ballast where required. This was then rolled over with our roller to give a solid surface. The area up to the wooden horse being completed.
Kerb PreparationThe same team plus John B checked the area where kerb installation will take place on Wednesday. Setting out a line and marking the metal posts with tape for identification. Ballast was laid to obtain the correct height.
Behind Vic are the stone kerbs that are to be placed along the front of the Station.
Cable LayingJohn C, Tony and John S pulled more cable through the trunking, with the cable stretching along to the north end of the platform. (Sorry no photo)
TilingOur tilers were in again today, still fitting out the toilets. Here you see the disabled toilet nearly finished.
Peter K, our metal fabricator, made sure the last small panel fitted the gap. We're now waiting for the painters to finish the post before fitting. Peter then made modifications to two gates before hanging them on to their respective posts.
Fitting OutDave H corrected the angle of the viewing camera, then helped Peter Q and Brian T with more installation of wall boarding in the entrance hall. Mike S had the paint brush and pot in his hand, darting from room to room.
Blast from the Past
Broadway VillageTo help raise the image of reinstating a station at Broadway over the years a stand has been set up at village functions. These have all been in the hands of John Blofield with a little bit of help from his friends.
A nice sunny day 2009 and in 2011 at the annual village show.
The Olympic torch visited Broadway on its travel around the country
VisitorsOver the years the station has received a number of interesting visitors. Some came to view, a few to offer a helping hand and to give a display and many visitors attended our final Opening Evening.
It's 2011 and in the first of the two photos below are young lads from Worcester College. In the second photo are Ray L and Colin B who originated from Canada and Australia.
Two visitors from Holland in 2012, Remo Stauis Muller and Bobby Bergsma.
In 2013 we were fortunate to have a visiting engine, although unfortunately, it was only a static display. On occasions the local wild life would pay us a visit outside our mess room, looking for things to eat. Also historic cars and buses would set the scene for a memorable photo shoot.
In the first of the following two photos are Gary Boyd-Hope of Steam Railway Magazine with John Crawford, laying a commemorative stone in 2015 and finally, a recollection of our last Open Evening in 2017.
Vic (As your blogger left his camera at home, today's photos are taken by Phil and Dave)
The Garden Gnome