Wednesday 20 July 2011
Wednesday 20th July 2011
If I was to pick on one thing as the task of the day, it was the clearing up of the trackbed adjacent to the platform. It is so easy with a lot of jobs running, for the working area to look like Steptoe's Junk Yard. Well nobody could say that of our site at the moment - it looks great!
We had a good session over the lunch hour discussing our options for further fund raising and some possible ideas will be followed up over the coming weeks. There is a scurrilous rumour going around the Railway that we at Broadway are floating around in money. Well lets knock that one on the head! The funds we do have have been gradually built up through generous donations from the Friends of Broadway Station and from revenue from sales tables etc. Our investment in the footings for 1A will take all the spare money we have. Our bank balance will be back to zero!
We had a welcome visit from Darren Fairley and Neil Carr this afternoon. We had a brief chat about progress to date and our plans for 1A. I was left with impression that we are in good shape and that, with a few i's dotting, our plans for 1A are sound. On this basis we will proceed with the work to replace the old footings next week. The job should be finished by the end of the week.
PS My sincere thanks go to a generous chap who brought along 100 "Days Gone By" model cars,( all boxed and as new) as a donation. I meant to take time out to thank him, and didn't get the chance. I will make sure we get the best value from them - any suggestions or offers???