This is going to be a picture paints a thousand words Post!
The work carried out yesterday on the infill for 1A was remarkable - there must have been close 100 tons of ballast gone in. Here Rod lovingly rolls in the the last bucket fulls(JCB bucket!). The end result would do justice to the M5.
The rest of the top corbelling was finished off and here the A team finish tidying up the residue of scaffold boards and blocks.
I would declare 1A wall finished, but there still remains the corbelling on the south ramp to be completed. John C here carefully puts the first row in. It will take two more sessions to do the job properly and then we can start the coping slabs.
Chris Helm has been cleaning up some of the Honeybourne slabs for the past week and there are probably 30 ready to go. As I said we will try and get these on by Christmas. Worth a few mince pies me thinks!
The work on the infill unearthed some of the old wall and this was chiseled apart brick by brick for use on 1B.
Tony, one of our many new starters(to Broadway) drew the short straw today and got landed with cement mixer duty. He didn't seem to mind and kept everyone loaded with mortar. Cheers Tony!
At the North end of the site the Worcester College Students(4 + Supervisor) set to on the block laying. Oh for the supple limbs and enthusiasm they showed. Here they are getting down to the job in hand, under Clive's watchful eye.
Lastly Andy P was down in the car park with chainsaw and strimmer. There'll be bonfires on Saturday!
There are a couple video clips here to finish off today's report: