Sunday, 13 September 2009

Sunday 13th September 2009

Dear all
 
Another most pleasant day as we welcomed visitors to the Wirksworth Festival. The Car Park was the key to revenue earning and after yesterday's record take and I pleased to report that we beat it by a whisker - our assets were well and truly sweated.
 
The services to Idridgehay and Ravenstor had respectable loads and the Booking Hall, Buffet, EVRA Shop and Narrow Gauge ensured we got our fair share from the event. My thanks go to all those that participated in a most successful day which involved a great deal of hard work. We also had the pleasure of hosting afternoon tea to a scouting group who seemed to have greatly enjoyed their experience. Both days car parking successes have relied heavily on the good offices of the Youth Offending Team who willingly took up the challenges.
 
Live music on site was a little thinner today but the lone piper added a certain something to the day and I felt it only right to celebrate our new Scottish connection this evening - cheers!
 
The Class 20 Association have declared themselves satisfied with fault rectification on D8001 with a few test runs to prove their work and there has been a working party off site at Butterley to assist with the restoration of a dmu centre car.
 
Reports have been received from the deep south of further tidying and weed treatment at Duffield together with further work to the office interior.
 
Martin