Saturday 10th February 2018
Now that seems to remind me of something?? Eleven volunteers today, everybody else tucked up in bed? We were soon jumping around trying to keep warm. A strong cold wind blew along the platform.
It was noticeable, over at The Caravan Club site that it was half term, with caravans booking in and backing out on to Station Road.
Coping StonesTony and John C had to reset three coping stones on the slope at the southern end of Platform 1. Using the mini digger the stones were soon removed and Robin, with hammer and chisel, soon chipped away the old cement and had them ready for resetting. (Robin was reminded of his brick cleaning days)!
Station PlatformKeith, John S, Vic, Phil, Robin, Peter K and Stuart were the team that set about clearing the last area for placing the platform paving. First job was to make sure the level was correct, using several wheel barrow loads of fine gravel. Next, selecting the right slabs from our stock. Peter K and Vic brought them to the work place. Peter K, in the cement producing area, started the mixer and Robin, Vic, Phil and Stuart moved lots of wheel barrow loads so that Keith and John could start laying the slabs.
Two rows were added today and the area is now ready for the Monday Crew. They will have to do a bit of cutting to get around the manhole cover.
VisitorsWe had our usual large number of visitors, mostly from the caravan site, a few from the village and some from other departments on the railway. Below is one visitor from the Flag & Whistle, checking out the facilities? Peter Q showed him where our Tearoom would be in 2019.
Kerb Stone LayingBuilding Services were also busy on the front of the station with our digger which they required. More stones were being added to the line of kerbs.
Are you sure this bit goes here? Um yep!
Room TilingBecause tiling was almost complete, we had four in the tiling team today. When all the equipment and rubbish was removed and with a bit of 'spit and polish' it all looked pristine, as can be seen in the picture below.
Room FixturesPeter Q and Neal were both busy preparing items for eventual fitting up in the station rooms. Peter also went around the lamp posts getting them ready.
Blast from the Past
The TrackbedThe first three photos are from 2009, 2010 & 2013.
We are now into the year 2014.
The next set are 2015.
This last group of photos in 2016 show a means of access to the top of the embankment by installing a set of steps.
NoticesOver the years we have been slowly purchasing railway signs which will be used around the station.
That's all folks.
The Garden Gnome