A keen wind blew up between the pines today and it was matter of keeping moving to keep warm! That's just what our 16 volunteers did - a great turn out for a Saturday.
There was a determined effort to finish 1A. It require a short section of the corbelling to be done and the ramp edges to be finished. The team working it were just beaten by the fading light - there is about 10 bricks to go! It will get finished on Wednesday. By then the infill will have been completed also The JCB is coming on Tuesday to move the contaminated ballast from the north end and deposit it into the void behind the wall. No small task - it will be interesting to see how far we can get!
The ramp at the Southern end is virtually complete - just the corbelling required. This is a great shot taken by Peter who kindly supplied all the other photos on this post.
On other fronts John B and Stuart did some pretty fancy carpentry work to box in an exposed water supply. It would have done justice to Moben Kitchens! It was a grand job and the pipe and tap can now be lagged to protect it from the winter weather. John B and Stuart aiming for perfection (below)
On other fronts the car park slashing an burning continued , but it was too windy for a bonfire which would have been very welcome on such cold day. The brick cleaning gang were joined my new member Mike today. Chris H set about chipping the excess mortar of 20 of the Honeybourne slabs in anticipation of laying them soon. We will try and get some laid before the end of the year, just to meet our target.
And finally the site paparazzi caught me inflagrante with the Christmas tree, putting the lights on. Marguerite is running " light a light for a loved one" which will be recorded on site. The charge is £5. Please come along and see Marguerite if you would like to do this.