A lot of sweat and toil went into the tidying up (mowing, weeding etc) of the Station Approach and surrounding areas. Cutting back the encroaching vegetation gives a better perspective on how wide the Drive is and its potential as route to the new Station. Certainly room for two lanes of normal traffic and a pedestrian footpath. For those with an eye for detail, you will notice the telephone poles in the driveway.These services will be routed underground in the preparation for a clear access path.
The platform is now ready for the coping slabs to be put in place. This will happen on Wednesday next - wish us luck! For those who have been able to read between the lines, the construction team have been doing some re-work on the platform top surface to eradicate a few bumps and humps. We are all a bit wiser now, but nevertheless a great job has been done, particularly considering the variation in size and condition of the reclaimed bricks used. You could now play a game of billiards on it!
The Sales Kiosk is now ready and open for business - we made our first over-the-counter sales and the donation pot now rattles! The only chore is emptying out the kiosk at the end of day so that nothing is left for those of nefarious intent. A thank you goes to Neil (spot him in the adjacent photo!) from the Friends of Winchombe who donated a good GWR book to our cause.
Lastly, I am conscious that in the work we are doing we are making mistakes that others on the Railway have got the proverbial T Shirts for!
So we will be coming along over the coming months and seeking out advice wherever we can!
Thanks to Peter H for the photos. I must really remember not to leave my SD card in the computer.