|The 8F runs round.|
|Keith on his hands and knees|
There were five volunteers on site today. Tony B, John S and Bob bricklaying with support from John O and Keith S.
Much was achieved today resulting in two courses of reds on the 60 M section, one on the 70M section and two on the 80M section plus an infill course. There were also two courses of blues on the 80 M section.
The big challenge of the day was to get the 90M section underway. When this section was set out last Monday it was found that the original brickwork was 50mm (2") too high for the new construction. So after lunch the team set to it. Keith removed the top row of bricks with a hammer and bolster and much muttering, while John S split bricks so they could be laid to give the correct level for starting this section (he is now chief brick splitter). Whilst this was going on John O kept the mortar coming. At the end of the day we achieved our goal which, will enable this section of the platform to start in earnest on Monday next. However, on checking the 100M section we will need to carry out a similar exercise. This indeed gives us something to look forward to!
All in all a good days work with some 650 bricks laid ( If we include Monday's brick total, over 3% of the platform wall was built this week).
|The brick remover, and the brick splitter.|
Sunday is a day of rest, so back on Monday with the next full day's work.