Saturday 3rd February 2018
Well the weather forecasters nearly got it right. It was supposed to rain all day, but at 9.30 it stopped for 3 hours allowing us to come out and play!!
Under the CanopyIt was another effort to get things ready for the Monday Crew on Platform 1. Removing some of the excess concrete and placing sand & gravel to achieve a level surface for additional slab laying.
In the first two photos are Keith S and John S tidying up the edging, placing sand & gravel where relevant and using a gauge for accurate levelling. Sand & gravel is being brought around to the platform by Clive and Phil.
LandscapingVic, your Blog writer, is placing topsoil in the area behind the telephone box. Still more to do on Wednesday!
Lamp PostsWe had a contract electrician attend today, sorting out the wires for the lamp posts. Mike S also worked on each post and sorted out the glass for fitting in the tops.
Bonfire and the NeedlesGraham, Robin, Vic and Stuart collected all the rubbish generated from last Monday and Wednesday, moving it over to the area reserved for our bonfire. Graham and Phil also raked the lower end of the footpath, removing all the pine needles and getting the path ready for tarmacing.
FootingsThe footings for the bridge and canopy extension required ballast to fill the holes. Using the mini digger and our dumper, several loads were brought up the drive and tipped into the said holes. John C operating the digger, Tony driving the dumper and Clive, Peter and Neal spreading the ballast and compacting.
FinialAt the rear of the kitchen area, we are installing modesty screens. Two of the posts have been fitted with their Finials but one needed a bit of adjustment and Peter, with the help of Stuart, endeavoured to remove the excess metal so that it would fit.
Building ServicesBuilding Services were with us again today excavating drainage.
Additional Photos.Phil kindly sent me some end of day photos showing the latest on the tiling and Platform 1 preparation.
Blast From The Past
FencingOver the years we have worked on various fencing at Broadway Station. Here are a few pictures of their installation.
That's all Folks!
Vic (The Garden Gnome)