There has been a lot of work underway in C&M since our last blog. With the volume of work underway it has been difficult to get the blog together. All Projects underway have had to be re-thought due to the revised working constraints brought in to minimise the risk of Covid-19 to our volunteers.
Unfortunately the current constraints have meant that some jobs that were due to be underway have been suspended indefinitely as the risks of working in close confinement are just too high. Projects that are able to comply with the constraints and are currently underway include the following :
Racecourse Station - New Ticket Office
|View from Platform 2 showing the new Ticket Office at the right hand end|
Winchcombe - Footbridge Painting
|Setting up scaffolding each day was a major exercise|
|Colin M taking the paint back to the galvanising|
|Not all volunteers want to work at these heights|
Some love it (Colin & Pete)
|Here Colin M is loosening the old paint with the|
pressure washer aided by Jim M
|John W working on the handrails, sides and steps|
|It's a long laborious process but preparation time pays dividends|
|The new red primer paint looks so much better already|
|This is where have got to so far. |
We need more track access time and good weather to make more progress.
|The original Winchcombe footbridge undergoing work in 1905.|
Toddington - New Kerbs and Paving
|Rod W and Terry A placing the slabs with the lifter after Bob W has prepared the mortar bedding|
|The new kerbing and path to keep pedestrians off the road behind the station.|
The brick paved area between the path and building is to be lifted and re-profiled.
Toddington Winchcombe & Cheltenham Racecourse - Platform Maintenance
Churchward House - Ongoing Improvements
Plumbing and fitting out new toilets
Surface Water Drainage Works
|The stream coming from the bank at the rear of our workshop|
The previous occupants had bodged this together to take the water away.
|Here Jim M is fitting the new deep trapped gulley with grating to catch any loose debris.|
|The area after the drain works were completed before our final tidy up.|
It just needs a new layer of stone laid on the path to finish the job off.