Two days of hard work has seen the completion of the Platform 2A footings. This is the culmination of 8 weeks of fund raising efforts by the Broadway Area Group and generous donations made through the Steaming to Broadway Blog. Thank you to all those who contributed directly or offered vital moral support. Today the first goal of laying the platform foundation was achieved. Well done to all those who took part over the past 2 days.
Out with the Old
The old footings came out in massive chunks. Steve Warren, Graham Morrisson's JCB Driver gave a master class in how to gently extract the 110+ year old footings so as not to damage the sides of the new trench and juggle the resultant piece of concrete onto the 6 tonne dumper. Here a Jo Roesen video shows the action being played out.
The spoil was taken to the car park for crushing and recycling.
In with the New
Here Hanson deliver the second load of new concrete. BAG member John Crawford in charge of the shoot here. John worked tirelessly over the two days to ensure a perfect result was achieved on the whole job. He only required a couple of assistants (Clive and Jo) working with him each day
The End Result
The job was completed by lunchtime on the Tuesday. Here the footing, fresh concrete glistening in the sunshine and ready for block laying on the 25th April 2012. Brilliant!!