Thursday, March 31, 2011

Stone workshop (3)

The back of the stone workshop.

All scaffolding has been removed from the bookshop.

The bridge between the two buildings has to be added.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Stone workshop (2)

Two views from the road of scaffolding being dismantled.

Scaffolding has already been removed from the bookshopand the higher levels are being removed from the stone workshop.

Window frames perhaps?

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011

New tower wagon

The new tower wagon was delivered whilst I was in Australia and is being fitted out with cupboards, tool racks etc in the workshop.

I am having a problem in uploading pictures at the moment but I think I have found a workround. Please let me know if any recent pictures are not displaying.
Thanks  Richard.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Dress rehearsal

These pictures were taken on Wednesday, 23rd March.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Stone workshop (1)

From what I could see the roof seems to be complete.
I assume that the 'bridge' between the two workshops will be behind the plywood.

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sheffield 513

Whilst we were in Australia it came as a complete surprise to read that 513 had moved to Lowestoft.
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011


I was sorry to read of the death of 'JJ' Richards. I first met JJ in the summer of 1959 and he was a very regular attender at Crich until the mid-1960s. He was also a very keen photographer and this picture of him in action was in a collection of black and white pictures given to me by Jim Jordan.
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Monday, March 21, 2011

Back home

We have now returned from Australia. I went to Crich for a meeting on Sunday and took a couple of pictures.
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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Whiteman Park misc

Whiteman Park is about 15 km in the northern outskirts of Perth in Western Australia. Whiteman Park is very large with 3,935 hectares or 9,725 acres which is mostly native bush land. The recreation areas cover 150 hectares and the tramway ia about 4 km long.

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Freemantle 29

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Kalgoorlie 25

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Melbourne 674 at Whiteman Park, Perth

There are far more trams from Perth, Freemantle and Kalgoorlie at Whiteman Park than I realised. I will post some pictures in the next few days.Posted by Picasa