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Sunday, May 08, 2011
Tom and I went down to Midford for an evening the other week and put in a few hours and returned again today for the full day.
We knew we had a fair bit of excavating but didn't realise the floor of the Gents toilets was buried quite so deeply. All the years of fly tipping is making life difficult.
Today we cleared over 40 wheelbarrow loads which we calculated came to over 1 1/2 tons and meant wheeling the barrow in total over 2 miles to drop off the spoil and another 2 miles to collect the next lot. We enjoyed the lunchtime refreshment in the Hope and Anchor!
We were very pleased to find the floor of the Gents toilets and, although we resisted using it, found that the urinal trough was there still intact.
We think we have more than 2 days work still to go in digging out at the station. You can see the depth we have had to dig in the photos where Tom is on the tiled floor of the Gents.