Wednesday 17th May 2017
It was one of those days, that gladly we do not get too often. After last weeks glorious day today was the complete opposite. 18 volunteers plus Julie and Steve (in the Broadway shed) ventured to Broadway station today to see what could be done in the atrocious weather. Poured down in the morning and then it poured down in the afternoon.
After last weeks container shifts on platform 1 all that was left was the gardening shed and carpenters work shed. A "small gang?" set about emptying and then dismantling the small shed, it was soon reduced to its component parts and stacked ready for removal down to Winchcombe where it has a new home.
Picture of the track bed facing north shows the shed ready for removal and the amount of rain water around. Picture taken mid morning, not a volunteer in sight.
To the north, another team started dismantling the viewing platform.
Clive and Paul on the top platform and Vic on the bottom releasing the stairs.
Its removal will allow us to carry on with the installation of the spear fencing towards the station building and below the kerb and foot fence.
But alas, there is now no means of visitors viewing what we have achieved!
By mid morning it had all gone into storage with only the stairs left .
The rain prevented any work on the station building being carried today but John C and Bob headed to the signal box to carry on with the installation of the fire place. Just a bit of titivation required now.
And that was about it, around lunchtime most volunteers were rather wet and were calling it a day, the rain had beaten us. Only Brian and Dave H stayed later sorting of a few things in the relative dryness of the containers and Julie and Steve had a few brave visitors to the bric-a-brac shed,