18th, 19th August 2018

The warehouse refit continues, with most of the sides now in first layer of ply and half the roof completed with its faux planking. A lot more ply has been cut, sanded, rasped and painted ready for the second fix. The raised concrete threshold has been broken out, as it would have made it difficult for wheelchairs to access. A new piece of floor drain has been placed in the doorway and now awaits concreting into position.
The grass has put on a major spurt of growth, so it’s been out with the mower all round the Station. It will need a second cut next week to tidy it up. The gardens have had the roses dead-headed, and a start made on tying them all back onto place. The veg patch continues to bear fruit; well, beans and courgettes.
New steel rods have been delivered to replace the full length bars through the new NER van underframe, which were removed when it was grounded. We have found out that the van was built in August 1915, at York Carriage and Wagon works. What we have not been able to determine yet is when it was grounded at Middlethorpe in York – can you help?
Weighbridge Teas had a quieter weekend, thanks to the poorer weather today. We even had a short shower at tea time!
Don’t forget next weekend we have a visit from Hunmanby Brass Band on Bank Holiday Monday; they will be entertaining us in the paddock, in the afternoon.

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