Today was our last work party of 2018, and as has become tradition the team (just Kevin and Dean today) had a little festive lunch on one of the platform picnic benches. But we managed a bit of work too, and continued excavations around the site of the former signal box. A piece of rusted chain came to light, and we wonder if this was part of the signalling mechanism. We thought more remains of the iron framework we had previously uncovered were still buried, and in true ‘Time Team’ fashion we found another piece in the last hour of the last work party of the year!
A few nearby residents had spoken to us about recent hedge cutting which has created large gaps and disturbed the privacy of adjacent properties. We would like to reassure residents that this cutting back was not done by the Spetisbury Station Project, but Dorset County Council contractors using a flailing machine. We shall be passing on residents’ concerns to the DCC ranger responsible for this area.
Dean, Kevin, Moira, Mick and other members of the Spetisbury Station Project would like to thank all those who have supported us over the past year, and look forward to seeing you in the New Year. Click here for work party dates for 2019.