Tuesday, 5 July 2011

A Good Charity Open Day

The Lakeside wild flowers have spread even more this year !

We were delighted that the weather stayed very kind over the weekend so we could welcome our visitors in aid of the local Leonard Cheshire Home Disability Charity. It was a good afternoon with plenty of visitors enjoying the sunshine and the side stalls, Tombola, competitions plus the lovely cakes and refreshments. Thank you all for coming to support this local Charity.

On the operating side all went well with Hotspur, Lucille, General, Thunderbox and The Shay all taking their turn and performing faultlessly! We initiated the use of the calling on signal for trains waiting in the layby siding as well, so only two more signals to 'fire up' and the signalling personnel will then be in full charge! Ha ha!

The Shay waits to be called into the station by the new signal in the Layby siding on 3rd July Open Day 2011

On the work front during the week we installed a soakaway from the water tank to 'distribute' the surplus when its full, made up some 'duckboards' for the loco pit so we can have dry feet when its wet in there, and did some more 'gardening'. The green woodpeckers were about too.....