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National Lottery funded project - update

4th February, 2020 by East Somerset Railway in The Railway

Gary Amos

 

A key stage in our Lottery Funded “Cranmore Station Dementia Friendly Heritage Project”  has been reached.

Our builders Trotmans have made a superb job in completing the platform extension up to the point where it is ready to get its tarmac surface.  We have let a contract to a local company Avalon Surfacing who will do the job in March, and for this we will be constructing a scaffold bridge across the platforms to enable the delivery of materials and a small road roller.  We are currently busy looking at the installation of the Victorian lamp standards, a station sign kindly made by a former volunteer and some spear fencing for the signal box end of the platform.  In addition we will have to fence the other (longer) end of the platform for public safety purposes, although at the moment our budget will not stretch to spear fencing.  

Work has also commenced on the museum building roof, and local contractors Wells Roofing have been battling with the weather looking for opportunities to start removing and replacing slates. once this has been done and we have assessed what else lies beneath the roof we can then move onto some internal refurbishment of the museum.  More of this in a further blog.

Lisa Pool has been busy leading on some of the "Dementia Friend" training for volunteers, and thanks to those that have already taken part in this.




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