|Lunch Time and Honeybourne on the far horizon
The main event of the day was the restart of building platform 2. The bricking laying team had been getting withdrawal symptoms and they were energised by the sound of the mixer going! Energy is whats required as the first part of the wall build is to lay 600 concrete blocks. The first course is always the most difficult because your laying the first course in a trench.
|Digging for gold
|Here we survey the finials and the their fit in the posts
The posts are extremely heavy, as I can vouch for, as my voice is 2 octaves higher since lifting the end of one. We have Jo to thank for his determined efforts to find a source to cast these finials and his major contribution to the cost.
|Mike and Peter survey their handiwork
The site tidy up continues in anticipation of our open evening on the 24th May. (you are coming, aren't you? It's compulsory for all blog supporters in the county!)
|A Royal wave from Peter Q
Here, like porters on a safari, the lads shift and stack some old sleepers off the station site on platform 1.
I suspect the P Way gang will scoff at the apparent number of hands required - I understand they tuck one under each arm....
A good day today, thanks to the brick cleaning gang and a welcome back to Ron Taylor who has been away for the past few months.
PS The power got turn off to the internet router after I left yesterday so no on line webcam till Saturday ... bugger...