Sunday 6th was a mild although drizzly day at times, but this
did not stop the team getting cracking with the initial concreting of the signal
at Pinesway. Several trips were made with the tool van, bogie wagon loaded
with a barrow of concrete (mixed in the vehicle wash area) and were headed by
No.5. However, little progress seemed to be made in filling the
hole. The Boss had asked us to make the hole even bigger before starting
the concreting as well, so clearly there is a long way to go. Graham and
Sheila were busy gardening, and in the afternoon, Mike Baker, C.J. and myself
took this down to our burning place for a lovely big bonfire, burning a
considerable amount of brush and branches from previous weeks. Ah! I love
a good fire, and the stillness of the winter air saw the plume of light grey
smoke rising gently into the air. What is it with blokes and bonfires?
Work carried out over the previous few weeks was mainly by our stalwart C.J.
whose input over the years has been a major contribution to the success of the
GLR. He spent a day fish-plate greasing; not the nicest of jobs but one
that is essential. Also, as stated on our Facebook site, one Friday he
and Ian replaced the window cill of Common Lane 'box (to the right as view from
the front) a job that we 'got around to' at last.
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Open Days 2013