Wednesday 22nd November 2017
It blew and blew all day but at least the rain that was forecast kept away, so most of the outside jobs could be carried on with.
We saw 22 windswept volunteers arrive today mostly with one mission in mind plus the usual ongoing jobs on the drive and around the Station building.
The main job of the day was the dismantling and the removal of the Broadway shed. A small gang started the task of hunt the screws which held the thing together. Some obvious and some hidden and some stubborn.
After not long and with the help of others all that was left was a pile of panels
One by one they were taken away to an area just off platform 1 down by the storage containers.
Slabs that surrounded the shed will be recycled, the better and suitable ones are going to be used on the platform, the others will be going into storage.
|Clive on pickaxe lifting the slabs, Dave supervising, the others who knows?|
Steve in the JCB made it look easy breaking up the concrete slab, Adam in the dumper took away the broken slab to the rubbish pile, anything useful, like hard core, was taken over to the infilling behind platform 1. At the end of the day the mini digger was removing the last of the debris, all signs of the shed having ever been there will have been removed.
Over on the other side of the drive the team led by Rod and Terry made progress erecting the fencing and edging slabs towards the Station Building.
|Vic and somebody with a new coat fixing one of the horizontals.|
Fencing installed up to the manhole and edging slabs were not far behind.
Only one painter today, Mike ( is it another man with a new coat? ) was on his own giving the window frames their first coat.
Apparently Graham was keeping a watchful eye on him via the cameras !!
Peter Q and Dave H re-fixed and re-sealed the previously removed guttering by the broken and replaced dagger boards. Dave H whilst there gave the boards a first coat of paint.
|You can't see the joins|
Elsewhere the plaster had skimmed the first of the toilets.
And finally .
The volunteer of the week goes to
|Cant see me!|