20th, 21st May 2017

It’s been “Family” and “Behind The Scenes” Weekend with lots of special opportunities for families to come and help, and see activities not normally on view. At Levisham it was possible to see inside the Signal Box and the Pickering Experimental Engineers and Modellers Society had a short length of 7½” track in the Station Yard offering rides for young and old alike. One of our members also brought a model railway along which depicted Blakey Junction on the Rosedale Branch and was supported by a display on the original line and its remains today, provided by the Rosedale History Society and the This Exploited Land of Iron project.
The Junior and Family Volunteers were working with us around the Station. The grass has been cut and strimmed; two end frames made for the Goathland shed; lots of planking cut to length, then painted with preservative and black fence paint; small bushes cut down around about; the small Gala tent dismantled and put away and the large one received back from Grosmont; paving flags and ash laid in front of the Yard huts; the kitchen shed fitted out a bit more; painting of wagon roof hoops and planks; timber repairs to the Palvan door; and finally, lettering of the first wartime fire bucket.
Weighbridge Teas were kept busy with all the Junior Volunteers, plus our visitors, chocolate being particularly popular.

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