Greetings from Wirksworth sur Mer as the temperatures rise and the forecast for the Easter weekend looks unusually good. Today saw the weed control team setting out in the Multicar and the whole line has had its first dose of the year with many thanks to Richard and Tony. The PWT fitted around the weed control activities and returned to the Shottle Hazelwood section for further fishplate greasing. Some six pairs were achieved with some difficulty illustrating that this task may not have been carried out for a good many years. On return LJB shunted the water tankers to the car park so that they can be topped up by "town" water tomorrow.
Unsung heroes of today were the carriage cleaners who concentrated on the "steam" set to ensure they are at their best for Easter. 78019 and No3 also received some cleaning attention and the station garden had further work as the Head of Gardening fought against drought conditions. A curtain was tastefully applied to the storage area in the Second Open of the Gatwick stock.
The Booking Hall welcomed a number of visitors and progress more group bookings. The LMSCA accomplished the movement of their stand to a position in readiness for the weekend.
A very pleasant and productive day.