Saturday 9th December 2017It was a cold day for the gang as they turned up to work, not so much manual labour, but working the jaw! (Haw, Haw!).
It was a different venue for the BAG team today, some even brought along their better halves. (Sorry fellows had my arms twisted).
We were at The Broadway Hotel in the village of Broadway.
We were here last year so this was our second visit to the hotel for our annual Christmas Lunch. The choice was two or three courses, depending on how much one could feast. Traditional turkey and stuffing followed by plum pudding for afters. Alternatives were available for those who wanted to wait for Christmas Day to have their festive meal.
The Long Table
from the other end.
The Head Table
Is there a Bride & Groom.
Whoops wrong venue!!!!
Watch what you do with your finger!
The Small Round Table
The Larger Round Table
Where is King Arthur. Are these his knights??
The Flower Ladies
Here are Edna and Julie having been presented with a thank you bunch of flowers by Tony our Chairman in appreciation for all their hard work in raising funds through the Bric-a-Brac shop.
There was also a very warm welcome to Bill Britton and his wife. Bill being a past Chairman of Broadway Area Group. Also our past GWSR Plc Chairman, Alan Bilbey, was dining with us and said a short piece on how privileged it was to see the progress made on Broadway Station.
Blast from the Past
Bricks Part 2Here are some more photos of bricks at Broadway Station and from where they came.
This first shows John B and Robin cleaning bricks that came from Coleford in 2013.
The next three photos show the Mythe bricks from Tewkesbury, which was part of the railway line that ran from Ashchurch to Malvern. The recovery was made in the years 2013 & 2014.
Picture 1 the bricks before demolition. Picture 2 unsuitable bricks used as filler material. Picture 3
the Cotswold Stone used for wall building.
In 2014 a large team of BAG members went to Avonmouth Docks where they demolished an old turntable pit. Picture 1 shows part of the
Finally, the last lorry load of bricks arrived from "Crossrail" in London in November 2014.
So that is our brick story with thanks to all who helped. The next stage is where did they all go??
Vic - The Garden Gnome