|Three in a quandary - nice one Jo!|
We had the JCB on site today on a number jobs contributing the imminent move of the mess room portakabin and the lamp huts.
The services (water and electricity) needed to be laid to a point adjacent to the relocated portakabin. This involved digging a services trench along the top of platform 1. Ducting was installed in the trench with draw strings for the electrics. This task was completed by the end of the day.
On platform 2 the back infill was continued up to the level of the lamppost electrical ducting. The first part of the task was to rake the earth forward at the back of the vertical slabs so that there was equal amount of pressure on both sides.
I have said before that this is heavy work, particularly when the dumper seems unrelenting in bringing the next load!
Eventually this was successfully completed by the end of play.
At the northern end of the site we had Richard and the Farview lorry on site sorting out the next set of coping slabs for platform 2. We are hoping that there will be enough coping slabs for this section of platform. We need 40+ - fingers crossed!
Here Terry and Rod are creating hardcore from broken copers - the hard way!
On platform 2 the corbelling brick laying was progressing. Of the 3 course required, 1 is complete, the second 50% completed, leaving 1 to go. It was steady progress today.
Finally three brick cleaners started the task of cleaning the ex Cheltenham Platform 2 bricks - we may go down for another load on Monday.
An update on the the Mythe - Costains have chosen a contractor for the demolition and they will be visiting Broadway in the next 2 weeks to carry out a survey, with a view to starting delivery by the end of the month At last I hear you cry!