Relaying the footpath, part 1

On this day in 2012, relaying the brick footpath to the front of the station building had got this far…

so looking very smart

To reach this stage had taken many months of painstaking and cheerful effort which started the previous autumn. The cause was the risk to pedestrians from collision by vehicles as the path had sunken so far that the curb had become level with the driveway.

new and old levels of brick footpath

The remedy was to lift every single brick off the sand base and put aside carefully, then relay on a raised mortar base within new higher curbs also carefully mortared down. At regular intervals a protective post of cut-off rail was installed to ensure no vehicular intrusion.

More to come…