Godfathers, Buckets, and Spades

The second report is from Bill, covering a miscellany of activities, but primarily reporting on the good progress with the Pod  move preparation.

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Tim and Mick (not a Vaudeville  cross talk act – but close!) were in long before me to start the work required for the placement of 3 godfather spurs to bolster the strength of the fence posts adjacent to where the Pods are being moved to.

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Here Mick is lining up godfather number 2, on the newly drilled holes in the offending post.

Postcrete pre mixed concrete is used to fix the  godfathers in the ground. A simple process providing the bucket you intend to use does not have a hole in it!IMG_0525

Nevertheless, in what  seemed double quick time the fence was restored to its original rigid state, with new anti climb steel wire mesh attached.

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It remained for Lewis to cut back some of  the nearby Hawthorn hedge which was putting additional pressure on the setting concrete.

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On other fronts, the Diesel Gala was in full swing, operated with a variety of locos growling   on the  CRC run around, on generally well packed trains. Here  a 47 series sporting the Cheltenham Spa Express  headboard.

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And finally, GWSR Chairman Alan Bielby is snapped here chatting to the BS Lads who are continuing to repair the slag wall on Platform 1.

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“Your digging it round and it ought to be square……”

Alan spent all morning on carpark duty at CRC, only surviving with some CAG coffee and a doughnut!

Bill

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