6th, 7th October 2018

Well, haven’t we had a busy weekend? We are 95% ready for next weekend’s Wartime Event at Levisham. Both Weighbridge Teas and the Tea Hut have been transformed into “British Restaurant Cash & Carry” outlets. Our huge marquee has been erected in the Station Yard and has been set up as a “British Restaurant” Canteen. British Restaurants were created by Flora Solomon as a national wartime initiative, with support from Winston Churchill, to provide hot meals, off ration, for the nation. Period posters and flags decorate the marquee, to provide the appropriate ‘atmosphere’.
In the paddock contractors have erected another large marquee, complete with floor and low level stage, ready for use as a Dance Hall on Saturday and Sunday. Both platforms and both marquees have been decorated with Red, White and Blue bunting, inside and out. A small corrugated iron pig sty has been constructed out of recycled materials to house the “Pig Club” pig – a community activity, encouraged during the war.
We have been helped hugely, again, by the Junior Volunteers who were invaluable in the set up process for Wartime Weekend.
Elsewhere, the new Palvan has had one end and a side painted in green undercoat, whilst inside it most of the new ply skin has been glued to the Kingspan and given a coat of white emulsion. All the paint, and the paint cabinets have been moved into this van from 1111 as part of the clear out of 1111 ready for its move in a months time.
In the Warehouse, work continues staining and varnishing the display boards. Our rose branches and scrap wood have been burnt to tidy up the Station.
Overall, there were 25 Wombles on site each day, plus a further 25 Junior Volunteers! It’s not a simple job getting the Station ready for the busiest weekend of the year.
Don’t forget, that there is NO PARKING at Levisham, or anywhere nearby, next weekend from Friday to Monday.

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