Midford int he rain - looking good!
Looking towards Wellow - and car access on site at last!
Mick getting ready ...
Posing with chainsaw
The rain at its heaviest!
Reward - butchers sausages cooked on the still smouldering embers from Tuesday!
It was rainy and quite gloomy when we arrived but within a couple of hours enough trees had come down to let the light in.
Our neighbour Pat also turned up and we discussed the remedial work on the concrete facing of the embankment that abuts his house down below us.
Stuart, lacking a chainsaw of his own, cooked some sausages for the chainsaw boys!
To me this is always the best part of rail restoration, the hands on stuff out in the open. Meetings and office work leave me cold, even though that takes about 95% of my New S&D time.
There's a real buzz all along the route now, with Masbury very close, new local groups forming in Shepton Mallet, Evercreech and Whitchurch, Shillingstone going great guns and a real feeling that the whole route is stirring at last.
We are now planning to launch the Midford Appeal in 2014, with the aim of raising the funds to rebuild the station and oil store, which will transform the site.