Saturday, 3 December 2011

Saturday 3rd December 2011

Another great day at the OK Corral with 12 Volunteers enjoying a fair amount of Winter sunshine.
Two main activities were on the go, which stem from having a mini digger hired for the day, donated by 2 Volunteers (Steve and Ron - cheers gents!) The main task was to excavate sufficient concrete blocks from a defuncted side drain at the North end of the site to complete the1B reinforced foundations. Sufficient being 350+ blocks! When these were stacked up the resultant ballast excavated out was transferred down to 1 A for infill and by the end the day another 20m of 9" deep infill was rolled in. A top job in anyone's book! John and Bob finished off another layer of corbelling on the ramp. It's always interesting to watch the masters at work.
A welcome guest Volunteer today from
Winchcombe - thanks Pete
Keith and Vic persevered with cleaning out the ditch in the main car park and pretty much worked themselves to a standstill by mid afternoon. Marguerite and Doreen continues to work wonders selling merchandise and memorabilia in the Shed. There are still a few tickets left for the Ian Gibson Water Colour Painting of the Coffee Pot pulling out of Broadway. Please help us if you can. The Mayor of Evesham will be on site at 2pm on Saturday 10th December to draw the winning tickets and we will be pleased to see the ticket holders on site.

It never ceases to amaze me that we get a regular stream of supporters from far and wide. Among our visitors today was a very keen Blog watcher  (Andrew) from  Wakefield in Yorkshire. It is always good to receive some praise for the lads efforts and we welcome visitors anytime to take a close look at work in progress.

A couple more video clips:-
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Ron in his element!
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Clive being taken for a quickstep  by the roller!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is astonishing to see how far this project has progressed. Congratulations to everyone involved. I look forward to seeing Olympian efforts in 2012!

Anonymous said...

The height of the platform 1A wall looks somewhat higher than the level of the embankment behind it (where the trees are). How do you get the infill up to platform level when there isn't anything at the back to hold it in place?

What news on the station plans? Any idea when the application will be going in?

I cannot believe a year has flown by. Brilliant work chaps!

Best wishes,
Nigel

Anonymous said...

Came to see the progress with the station on saturday,all I can say is wow how you have transformed this derelict site on its way back to being a station once.Well done to all of you
Allan.(Signalman@Norton Junction)