A good turn out of 10 volunteers was in evidence today – usefully for the prep ahead of next weekend’s Festival of Steam – including Dave T, Bob, Wiley, Maurice, Andy B, Andy M, Steve, John, Mike.
Mary wasn’t present so I decided to feature the excellent tubs of flowers which she (and others) tend so carefully and which add much to the colour of the Racecourse Station:
Wiley was busy with me throwing out more scrap – when he wasn’t gobbling up the cakes:
How to you get to eat this much and stay slim? Youth I suppose!
Elsewhere several parties were busy on grass cutting and weeding including a stint from Andy B on the steep embankment with a battery powered strimmer:
Luckily Maurice was down below (out of shot) collecting the debris. John, meanwhile, has kindly taken an old bench recovered from the arches store and upcycled it; here he is trying it out:
Dave T was tending the new hedge whilst Steve helped me put some crowd barriers in place, fixed a leaking loo and then strimmed some of the unwanted weeds on P1 embankment. Andy M billygoated the considerable amounts of debris from Platform 2 – which will be in use again (hurrah!) next weekend. Bob fitted in a quick stint watering the P2 gardens prior to time away and Mike maintained the allotments garden with the same treatment.
Dave G was absent at a meeting but here’s the final paint scheme for the main gates:
Not really, final coat to go on later in the week I presume! (And the observant will have spotted 2 x 5 Sainsbury’s jam doughnuts waiting to be admitted – vital rations for the troops at tea break.)
So, I think we can be fairly confident the all will be shipshape and Cheltenham fashion by next weekend.