First of all, that curious C130 J Hercules flew over again, this time it was 'Gotcha' and here is proof! Wasn't quite as low as the last time, which is why I got a few seconds warning. It's quite thrilling really in the valley, with all this low flying military aircraft. Sometimes we get a Chinook over our house at minimum height, quite exciting to hear the 'whoop-whoop' except that last time it was 02.15 at night, and just as we were dozing off again, it came back the other way at 02.20....
Back to the station... we had a good strong gang today and excellent weather. There was plenty of gardening, brick cleaning, and clearance of the embankment. When I arrived at 08.45, a gang was just finishing the removal of the last two bags of plinth headers, leaving just the two crates of crates to be removed from 2c's path.
|'Banksy' Gordon with the spray can marking the posts for 2c.|
At the other end of the site Malcolm Walker and John Simms were meeting to discuss the next way forward on the box. We are building it, but one day S&T will take it over, so an increasing collaboration here is clearly essential. Good to see you, Malcolm!
Later in the morning Richard from Fairview came to give us 2 hours of his time. This enabled a team led by Roger to lay a further 8 slabs on 1c.
While we were waiting for Richard, Dave, Tony, Terry and Peter dug a narrow trench behind the wall to add some extra pea gravel to aid the rear drainage. This was shoveled out of a dumpy bag delivered last Saturday.
Thanks to the sunny weather once again, we had a steady stream of visitors. Brian did a number of personal guided tours for donations - is this a new source of income we have found? - and Julie reports a good turnover in the shop today as well.
Finally, another piece of history that might interest our viewers: