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Final Foundation Concrete Pour this Thursday

The final foundation concrete pour will take place this Thursday 26 March!

This concrete pour will be the largest of all the pours and will set the footprint of the new building well and truly into place. No more reinforcement bar, no more walking boards, no more mud. Ahhh Bisto!

CAN YOU HELP? Most of the previous five concrete pours have been carried out by a hardy few volunteers. They are carried out on weekdays by necessity, due to the availability of the specialist staff and tools. This being a larger job than all the rest, we could really do with some help on this last piece of foundation.

The job takes place from about 9.30 until completion, probably about 2pm. Any part of the day that you can help would be great!

Let us know if you can come along and we’ll put the kettle on!

Picture: The last piece of foundation will be invisible forever more from Thursday!

Happy Birthday Swindon Panel

Swindon Panel is 47 years old today! It opened overnight on 3rd/4th March 1968.

And to celebrate, it had its own panel-shape birthday cake, make by SPS member Cheryl Davis. Thanks Cheryl!

The unsuspecting signalmen receive the cake on behalf of the panel, joined by the local Mobile Operations Manager and FGW staff!

Unfortunately the train describer got a bit cracked in transit.

Danny Scroggins practices his panel engineering skills.

SPS at Modrail Swindon

We displayed our stand at Swindon Model Railway show (MODRAIL) this weekend. The event was held in one of the former workshops of Swindon Works, so made an excellent surrounding!

Thank you to everyone who came and chatted to us. Lots of leaflets and information was given out and lots of people showed lots of interest, which we hope will get more local Swindon people involved.