Saturday 6th January 2018
It was a very cold start to the day. On with the thermals, gloves and boots, warmed up by the car heater on the travel to the station.
Wood FenceThe posts had been erected last Wednesday, so today Vic and Robin fitted the rails between the posts, cutting them to size as was required.
Just a few more rails to be put in place along the top and once the footpath back edging kerbs have been added the bottom rail can be fitted.
Gate PostsAlso last Wednesday, a hole had been dug for the first gate post. Today, the base plate was installed and once the concrete had set the post could be placed.
The same gang of BAG volunteers are seen here looking at the backing of the Station Platform. Tony, John C, Keith S and Keith G with shovels at the ready.
Station RoomsThe next two photos show the Ticket Office all lit up and in the Disabled Toilet tiles were waiting to be unpacked.
Also on site today were Peter Q and Dave H, working on the carpentry required in the Tea Room, Peter K, our metal expert, was working on one of the modesty screen posts and John B was fitting a leaflet dispenser to our notice board at the station entrance. Sorry no photos.
Blasts from the Past.
In the last Saturday Blog issue, Platform 1 was detailed. Now it is Platform 2 that is of interest.
2012, the foundation was laid, then the blocks and soil removed and brick laying commenced.
I think we are posing for the camera??
This next photo was taken in 2014 with the platform nearly finished and lighting installed.
In September 2015, a start was made to close the gap on Platform 2. Next week it will be the signal box.
Vic ( The Garden Gnome)