| Pat, Robin and Keith
Yes that's blue sky...
Brick cleaning always seems to be left til the last in the blog posts, with an honorable mention. Not so today, 3 of the regular cleaners were present, continuing with the stocking up of reds.
|Steve Roger and Clive on the line.....
On platform 2 brick laying was continuing with a team of 3 laying 350 bricks by the close of play.
The challenge of the day was to return the 4 cwt capping stone on the North East pilaster on the Evesham Road bridge. I had promised John Balderstone (GWR Bridges and Structure expert) some while ago that this would be done, and today was day.
After careful consideration of all the risk factors, we decided to do it by the tried and tested method with block and tackle and scaffolding. It took John Crawford, John Simms and Jim Hitchen a good 5 hours, but by 5 o'clock the job was done.
|John Crawford points up....
It was a brilliant job, much of it down to John Crawford's ingenuity and the close help of John and Jim. A small part of one bridge restored, but it gave us a warm feeling to have succeeded on what turned to out be quite a tricky task.
|Back in its proper position..... Job done
Finally, and by no means least, John Blofield and Stuart Warnants took the gazebo up to the Vintage Car Show on the Green in Broadway and had a very successful day, both financially, and from a PR point of view. The vintages cars were there in abundance and a sunny day brought all the enthusiasts out.
It turned out to be busy but enjoyable day.
All in all a great day!