2nd May 2022

It’s been another Bank Holiday weekend but, unlike Easter, the weather has not been as hot.  We even had a touch of rain overnight on Saturday!

The VEA has had its second door rebuilt with new framing made for the lower section.  New outer plywood has been fitted to both doors, a big improvement from the old patched multi-piece look.  Many coats of primer, undercoat and, on one door, a first topcoat has been applied.

The cladding of the container continues with the ‘roof’ over the main doors installed and the first window has been trial fitted.  It will need a touch more fettling before it fits into place.

The first of the new tarpaulins has been fitted to the trackside open wagon, smartening the line of vehicles there.  Following its use over the winter, the final pieces of deck boarding have been fitted to the dumper truck trailer.  The whole of the wooden deck has been treated with preservative to help it last longer.

In the vegetable and strawberry bed a major tidy up, digging out ground elder and splitting plants has been done.  Weed supressing membrane has been laid in the strawberry patch before the split plants have been reinstated. Hopefully we’ll be rewarded with some berries this summer! The old bean supports were also removed as they were life expired.

Weighbridge Teas had a good weekend with several of the donated books being sold, along with a couple of Rosedale Mines softback books.  Hot drinks and ice creams were popular with everyone but not necessarily at the same time!

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