Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Wednesday 4th April 2012

I have worked at Broadway for the past 3 years in a variety of bad weather conditions, including up to my knees in snow, but I have to say the combination of wind and weather from Scandinavia today cut through me like a bacon slicer! It was cold!

Start of play
Nevertheless 8 volunteering chums set about two tasks. The main one was the continuance of  the infilling of 1B. With Dot filling the dumper, load after load was placed behind 1B and rolled. It makes one realise the size of the void to be filled. Its a good job we have a ready supply of old ballast.

End of Play - how good is that!
The troops pressed on until lunchtime by which time the cold weather began to take its toll. However, a great deal was achieved and its to everyone's credit that they kept going for as long as they did.

Taunton Bricks destined for 2A
We hoped to get some more coping slabs cemented in place on 1A today put the prospect of frost tonight made it a non starter. However Richard ( from Fairview) did shift 6 of the  9 pallets of Taunton bricks to the south end of the site, ready for cleaning and eventual use in 2A. Richard was particularly patient with the task. The combination of heavy bricks and dodgy pallets made it  a tricky exercise. A lesser mortal would have thrown in the towel, but not our No. 1 Fairview enthusiast! Cheers Richard.

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