Watercress Line

Coronavirus / Covid-19 Update

Our priority during the Coronavirus / Covid-19 outbreak, and the railway's closure, is on meeting our running costs. We need around £75,000 per month. Without this income, within a relatively short period we will exhaust our reserves which are so important us for our long term plans.

Although these are difficult times for all of us, we are asking you to consider providing financial support to the railway. With your support, ideally through a monthly standing order, the railway can be in a safe and good position to move forward rapidly when circumstances allow.

The amount is up to you as everyone’s circumstances are different, but please give as generously as you can. One-off donations would also be welcomed.

Thank you.

Visit our donation page to make a monthly gift or donate a single amount.

You can also text WATERCRESS to 70085 to donate £10. Texts cost £10 plus one standard rate message.

Sat p-way blog 9th Feb 2019

A report by Corina , photos by Corina.

A cold day and overcast day greeted the small gang.

The first job was to move all the wood for the new Wickham shed off of the dock at Medstead, so it was clear for the start of the running season next weekend.

Adrian C, Martin W, Eddie, Adam, Keith H and Brian Hi then went down to Ropley in Wickham 1 to start jacking and packing the No.1 siding, with the stock having been moved over to No. 2 siding during the week and ballast laid.

Corina, Neil and John M went down to Alresford to have breakfast in the West Country Buffet stopping on the way back at Ropley to drop off bacon and egg rolls to the packing team. They then continued to back to Medstead, where under instruction from the John Larke (Building Group), they and Andy B constructed the framework for the second side panel of the Wickham Shed. Window openings were also formed in the panel before John had to depart at midday. After lunch, they went to Ropley to help the guys with jacking and packing work. By the close of play around half of the length of the siding had been tackled. The task had been a lot easier than the previous week with the absence of snow and higher temperatures.

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