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Friday, April 22, 2011
ladies' toilets ...
It looked like a great evening up at Midford when these shots were taken! Hay fever's still keeping me laid low but hopefully I'll be able to get up there again myself soon.
Been rather busy on Sundays recently so we decided to head down yesterday evening. Spent most of our time in the ladies loos (in the station not the pub!), quite a bit of the floor in this room appears to be missing, we were relieved when eventually we uncovered some of the tiled floor that I had read about. We also uncovered: 2 toothbrushes, 1 doorframe, 1 Hope and Anchor sign, 1 beer barrel (or steel hoops of), 1 toad, 1 slow worm, a watering can, glass and multiple crisp packets and drinks containers. Clearly this has been used as a local refuse site for some time, hopefully though once cleared it will discourage any further tipping.
The weeds are starting to grow fairly rapidly, and the leaves are back on the trees. As it's now the bird nesting season we'll resist the temptation to fell any trees for a bit, there's plently to do at the station anyway.
Please find attached before and after pictures, plus some of the missing floor and tiles, at the last moment we also discovered a large drain, presumably from one of the toilets.