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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Wed 29th March 2017 - The Railway Station, Sandown. GG # 678.

Mark's Photographs.

Working in the main car park.

Partaking of refreshment at tea break.

Group shot to promote The People's Project for West Wight
Sports Centre. See Mark's note below.

Working over on the Lake side of the railway line.

The main car park work completed and looking good.

Was it Larry Grayson who had the catch phrase - "What a grey day!"? Well, that certainly summed-up our Wednesday morning GG session this week, all very overcast. Having all met up in the station car park (lots of empty parking spaces) Mark gave us a briefing on what needed our attention. Part of the work was to the Lake side of the railway track and those who have a very long memory might have remembered that we worked there some EIGHT years ago - (see this link Wed 26th August - Sandown Station. ) The other task was to try and sort out the planters in front of the main station building/ cafe. It was here that the retaining wall, made of railway sleepers (what else would they use..?) had fallen over in several places and needed some serious reconstruction work. At both work areas the shrubs were given a light trim, weed removal and a good litter pick. We were supposed to be top mulching the flower beds but we never did find out what happened to the mulch delivery. It was fortunate that it was rubbish bin collection day and the operatives were kind enough to dispose of all the litter we had collected. Tea break was held at the on-site cafe, called The Gas Light Cafe, where the ladies made us feel very welcome - many thanks ladies. As we started to clear-up at the end of the session the drizzle started again which soon turned into heavier rain but…by then….most of us were in the car heading home….phew!

A note from Mark.

Some links...
Carole was promoting the People's Project bid which West Wight Sports Centre have entered and would appreciate us to all vote for please.

We were for the Isle of Wight Community Rail Partenership, Bobby Lock who is the project leader was very appreciative of all of our work. You might be interested in their facebook page, there is news regarding the future from the new franchise holder for Island Line...

Many thanks

Thanks for the photographs Mark.

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