Welcome to the 'New Somerset and Dorset Railway'
Sunday, November 08, 2009
It's great to see the Midsomer Norton greenhouse reappearing. I had once hoped to be overseeing this project myself, and even took a bricklaying course, but events overtook me!
It looks like all the brickwork is now in place, the rest of the greenhouse being wood and glass. Hopefully the greenhouse will soon be providing fresh vegetables and fruit for the catering coach.
This was such an iconic feature at Midsomer Norton and another reminder that that which was once destroyed can easily be replaced providing the willpower, manpower and cash are available. This should be an inspiration to us all.
It also says a great deal that in the past workers on the railway were given the time and freedom to pursue these activities. Far from being a drain on the company's resources it would have given workers at the station one more reason to be loyal to the railway and to be happy within their working lives. The New S&D will be pursuing this modern attitude to worker relations as we restore the whole route. The greenhouse is a symbol of this.