Tuesday 31 December 2013

Cheltenham Racecourse Platform 2

Old habits die hard and 4 BAG Volunteers ventured out to do a Monday session at Cheltenham.
 Guess what?One of them was Jo and here is his report and a great set of pictures:-

Four people on site today – Bob W, John C, Keith S and myself.

We guessed the weather would clear by 9am, but the storm was late and it was foul weather until 11 am, during which time we sat in the cabin and had tea (with pre-Christmas milk, but if you can’t get what you want, what you want is what you can get !)
Suddenly the weather cleared, we made a barrow of black mortar and Bob and John were off. There was water everywhere, but as we had covered our work before, the actual bricks were dry enough to work on. Walking up and down the duck boards surrounded by water made it feel like the WW1 trenches.
As it was a mixed traffic day, there was much variety, with all sorts of trains passing. Mostly these were quite full, which made us feel good.
At the end of the day, we had laid two rows of blues, backed up about half of that, and laid the penultimate row of corbelling to the foruth section. One more, and another bit of wall is completed !

Weather permitting, we should be back for an extra day on Thursday.

Best wishes for the new year to all our readers,

Kind regards,



Toddington Ted said...

All credit to you for pressing on with this vital job. Some excellent photos of the trains too! All the very best for 2014 and even more progress.

Alex said...

Excellent stuff, when a train went past you should have rattled a bucket, you never know, you might have got money flying out of the windows!