A snowy Wednesday did not stop the B&S gang yesterday, although our reporter Jim wisely stayed at home, given the 60 mile journey involved.
However, a few photographs are available, which we share with you below.
In a break between snow showers members of the Broadway gang fine tune the end of the trench dug by Steve. The granite kerbs to be used have already been laid out behind them. Big lumps of slagstone are being dug out and taken away in a barrow. The kerbs are being set on a bed of concrete, hence the need to dig down a bit further.
Snow flurries are outlined against the sky.
Indoors, the beige cubicle dividers were being positioned, as here in the Gents toilet.
This area has now been completed.
An attempt to paint the shiny copper pipes white was fielded at the last minute.
We have two orginals, found buried on site but still useable, and two replicas, made with the help of a friendly nearby railway, for which we are very grateful. The disks in the foreground are replacements for the original cast iron ones, once integral with the posts, that invariably break off when a station is bulldozed. This arrangement will look the same.
Two replica wooden tops were made by our expert C&W woodworking team and await fitting.
The wainscoting in the background was given a coat of brown undercoat, which now gives you a better idea of the colour scheme. Above, the wall will be off-white.
In a remote W Midlands location a row of replica scripted seat ends has been painted and fitted with their wooden feet.
These 6 cast iron seat ends will go to make up 2 three legged benches, in a simple dark brown colour scheme as used on opening day in 1904. A third bench is also under construction, while a fourth, an all wooden one, is with C&W at Winchcombe awaiting collection after an almost complete rebuild. Well, you don't get new ones any more... we were lucky to find an original.
Light and dark stone seats were not used at Broadway, and the chococlate and cream style came much later.
Normal B&S reporting should resume next week, when kinder weather will enourage our usual contributor to leave his distant garage.