The day started with a large lorry loaded with hot Tarmac just turning into the station.
Volunteer cars were parked in the new council car park just under the bridge. The last day for querying the proposed daily charges was 22nd February, so activation of official parking can't be far away now.
A second large lorry of hot Tarmac almost immediately joined the first one.
It's busy here!
We're still on the first of two layers here. Having done a strip on the right on Thursday, the machine then did the middle and along the front of the station building.
It was really good to see the Tarmac go down, after years of potholes, rubble and dust. For a whole operating season little bits of grit were being walked into the booking office and this scratched the floor and often jammed the doors.
The main body of the machine was controlled from high up under a sun roof - logical, as the machine was Italian...
The control desk and chair could be traversed to whichever side suited the operator. Behind him two gas cylinders fed the heating mechanism that kept the Tarmac hot and fluid.
Sunshine poured into the cafe today, where red tablecloths had been laid out, with bunches of flowers on top. Very pretty it looked too.
This is the corner by the fireplace. Can you see yourself enjoying a scone and a pot of tea here? Does it look as if it's always been there? We think so.
A distant toot announced the arrival of the class 73 light engine - this is a railway station, after all - and it trundled through on its way to pick up the PWay train of Dogfish in the northern headshunt.
Note also how clear platform 2 is now. The area on the left will be re-seeded within the next few weeks, before the weeds take control again.
The train stopped briefly in the station for a chat with the volunteers on the platform, before resuming its journey to Stanton. Then all was quiet again.
The canopy team spent the day making the roof hoops on the footbridge steps ready for riveting.
Here Neal is drilling out the holes, to make sure that the slightly larger rivets will actually go in on the day.
We have found a compressor to hire at a reasonable rate, thanks to the contacts of one of the Broadway volunteers.
In the booking office, the HRA award plaque has been mounted on a specially made wooden base and fixed to the wall over the opening ceremony plaque. On the right is an original poster board, and two copies of these are currently in production, next to another four for the platform side.
Finally, if you'd like to see the asphalt paving machine in action, you can do so in this video taken today: