Sunday, 27 July 2008

Wappentake Sunday 27th July 2008

Dear all
After complaining about the seeming never ending wintery weather today was a scorcher! Every thing ran smoothly to Ravenstor and Idridgehay although passenger loading were quite disappointing. However, it was good to welcome visitors from the Bluebell and Foxfield Railways.
There was a little light gardening on the bank opposite the Booking Hall and the Young Offenders did some ballast bashing on the narrow gauge line.
The Booking Hall, Buffet and EVRA shop did all they could to maximise our income and there was a small contribution for Car Parking. Anton was hand holding at the Stone Centre and whilst no records were beaten our normal weekend take was about doubled. I think the concept of the Wappentake has been proved and things can only get better!