Monday, 5 May 2008

Bank Holiday Monday 5th May 2008

Dear all
 
A delightful day with everyone on site contributing to make it a day to remember for the children and generally swelling our coffers. The Incline combination of the 03 and trailer worked well and the Idridgehay service saw a wide variety of dmu vehicles giving Driver Beale and his team much exercise. Special mention should be made of the EVRA organisation who gave us genuine Punch & Judy, inventive games for the children and a variety of children's rides. The Buffet Car had a very good day and really proved it worth again.
 
The extra car parking space gained through the acquisition of the "Ennis" site ensured all our visitors could be accommodated. The guided walk involving Andy Pollock and Vince Morris was another winner with some 30 people yomping from Wirksworth to Idridgehay returning in style by rail.
 
Alongside this was a little progress on the narrow gauge project and some light gardening that revealed the whereabouts of the absent Gary. I thought he had been on a world cruise but apparently he has been languishing at home with various chest complaints - I sent our good wishes and a speedy recovery - somebody has to go up the lighting poles!
 
A heartfelt thanks to all who made today so successful and enabling a few more bills to be paid.
 
Martin