I can post this report from John Crawford however with photos courtesy of Jo.
A glorious day, light westerly breeze and a keen gang have all contributed to a lot more progress on the car park, with no work carried out to the platforms.
|A well earned rest|
6 fires were lit in locations along the car park and flames and lots of smoke left local residents in no doubt that we meant business but fortunately only one moan from a caravaner (apologies, no fun being smoked out on a sunny day), but a tremendous amount of timber was burnt and Dot succeeded in pulling out several
roots, sadly however she died just after lunch and Steve thinks it is still fuel problems.
The two trees adjacent to the signal box are now felled and all the timber is stacked on site and a visit from Bernard confirmed that it was our responsibility to dispose of it. There is also a lot of timber from today's felling stacked for clearance.
A last minute panic at 4.15pm when one fire on top of the embankment appeared to get out of control, so Steve, Jo and John set to with rake and shovels to spread out the embers only to find that old timber and roots long buried in the edge of the embankment had caught fire - so we hope we succeeded in preventing it from getting any worse - we will find out when we get the call from the Fire Brigade!!! only joking.
Andy seems to think that another day with his chain saw on Wednesday will see all the major trees/bushes cut down before the 1st March deadline.
And finally can anyone shed any light on the old bottle found on site today? It was produced by The County Mineral Water Co. - Cheltenham & Gloucester
Another great Jo Roesen Photo
And finally, finally when she,s good she's very very good and when she's bad she's awful! .Dot in action in the morning