Monday, 23 June 2014

Progress Monday 23rd June 2014

Dear all
Monday is normally our quietest day of the week but it was enlivened by a prearranged coach group who were royally entertained by our train crew and fed by our catering team. As this was the first visit by this holiday company we were anxious to demonstrate how a visit to us was a complete package. My thanks go to Eric Boultbee, John Evans and Nathan Cooke who entertained the visitors and the catering team that provided lunch before departure and tea & biscuits when they returned. John deserves special thanks for performing the guard role three days running and is back again tomorrow for more enjoyment! The coach is illustrated as we were the main destination for this day out and the customers seemed very taken with what we had to offer. Three cheers to all involved.
The VCT decided to remain at Wirksworth today in view of the charter but diligently valeted their Landrover and found a trove of undiscovered, forgotten, treasures in their container whilst repairing the leaking roof. Mike Billings continued to fettle the flail attachment for the Komatsu so that we can start again to deal with sight lines at all our farm and footpath crossings.
The Booking Hall welcomed today's guests and the Pullman Buffet Car achieved great praise for their attention to our customers.
The second photo today is of some mystery objects discovered during a recent British Transport Police exercise hidden by undergrowth alongside Bournebrook Avenue at Wirksworth. Vince Morris kindly cleaned and painted them discovering that they are probably bronze. I am open to offers for these rather splendid finds and would be interested in any clues to their provenance.