‘Street Jewellery’ is the name given to the colourful and now highly collectable advertising signs made from vitreous enamel. If you don’t believe me, look it up. I confess I’d never heard the term until it was used by Dick
One thing to be noted regarding the lockdown, and my own glorious isolation at Steamworks, is that the wildlife is becoming rather more bold than hitherto. The resident weasel wipes out the odd rabbit, whilst the resident rabbits (a considerable
Thanks to Oliver there has been a lot of tidying up, ground levelling and planting going on at Blyth Road. We cannot open the site to volunteers yet but someone entirely on their own down there exercising in this way
To cheer ourselves up a bit while we are incarcerated by the lockdown, here are some photographs of Stewart Green’s incredible, award-winning model of Southwold Station, circa 1922. Thanks to the generosity of two trustees, the Trust is buying this
Well, much seems to have occurred since the previous blog. There we were planning an opening at Easter and then the sky falls in. But we must keep calm and carry on – indoors. One of us is self-isolating down
A sign of spring at Steamworks! Toby hard at work on the upgrading often BVLR track. Some groundwater drainage was installed last Wednesday so hopefully this will deal with the flooding there. Well, it was the wettest February on record.
A busy day for the volunteers at Steamworks this Saturday. Pippa planting a dogwood at the back of the site. Thanks to those who have donated trees. We cannot have too many! Rabbit proof chicken wire is an essential down
Our builders have completed their contract for the Engine Shed Phase 2 – before Easter as promised. We will fit the main doors and the vent above. That is going to be the new metal-working shop on the photo below.
John Bennett 17th February, 2020
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