Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Progress Tuesday 18th November 2014

Dear all
 
We welcomed back Amey who completed bridge inspections between Idridgehay and Jebbs Lane as they work through our annual inspections. Fred and Iris gave the Mess Hall their usual high quality hygienic treatment and I am pleased to say that the teams seemed to have maintained the standard to the end of the day - marvellous!
 
The VCT team of 8 achieved a World record of 200 metres of sheep netting erected as part of our agreement with the NFU - a truly remarkable piece of endeavour. The other part of the team dealt with further incursions of blackthorn which is not an enviable task! The PWT, pictured, jacked, packed and snagged the single slip pointwork that has been remodelled. They were out in force and tomorrow should see this project put to bed.
 
Graham and Roger have been attacking the poor visual state of the fencing and gates of Idridgehay and commenced the long process of preparing this area for repainting.
 
The dmu team have been working on the roof of 50599 to remove the remains of the BR applied bitumen based covering so that this vehicle can be made presentable again. The DST were fitting sandboxes and tending to the footplate metalwork on Cathryn.
 
Angela has been top and tailing our accounts for the year ending 31st October and it was good to see Izzy and Natalie back from their tour of the southern hemisphere. There is a mystery surrounding the loss of 7 tablecloths from our VIP luncheon equipment - any ideas? At £12 each it's quite annoying.
 
The Booking Hall continued processing a steady stream of Santa bookings and agreed to work with a new leaflet distributor that will widen our penetration of the market for 2015.
 
Martin
 
PS - A look at Derby today and in 1965 - quite some changes in Motive Power - http://youtu.be/dz1AGuxvHjc