Mid March 2019
The first months of 2019 have already been busy at the Miniature Railway.
The early, and exceptional, Spring weather in February enabled Steve, Ian and Chris to clear the winter debris from the clubhouse roof and to improve the panel fixing, as some had become loose, and to give the newly cleared roof a good coating of waterproofing bitumen. This was necessary as since Autumn we have had a couple of leaks from the ceiling of the clubhouse. March brought some heavy rain and winds and it does appear that these remedial works have been successful and we have now removed the buckets !
On February 17th we held our AGM which was well attended and a number of key things were approved :
We will apply for Limited Company status for our Society. This application has been sent and we await approval from Companies House.
A long list of projects for 2019, and beyond if we need more time, to keep members busy improving the site and maintaining the railway.
Our Annual Open Day will be held on 1st September 2019.
Outside Event : Oughtibridge Gala on Saturday 29th June 2019.
Wortley Forge Christmas Event - Date to be confirmed.
Meanwhile as we moved into March pallets of Block Paving and sand arrived and despite the very wet weather a great start was made on extending the paving up to the end of the Steaming Bay. More than 70% of this project is completed now and within weeks will be completed. Many thanks to the team who have taken on this task and already it is taking shape and further enhances the appeal of the site. See photos below.
We open to the public on Sunday afternoons from 12:30 - 16:00 starting on 17th March until end of October so after the increased numbers of visitors in 2018 we are hoping for another busy season.
Now we are waiting for the weather to improve so that some of the other projects can be tackled.
For earlier news items please see the previous News Pages and the News archive which contains items up to November 2012