We had built it right out side the main entrance to the factory.
Oh it did get a lot of attention in the morning. Everybody seemed to know straight away who had built it. How was that then? he he he.
Snow again in Nov/Dec 2010.
It was late afternoon on a snowy 30th of November when Phil an I was delivering a load of grain to a grain store near Newark. After tipping our load we was then told by Mark Adams to head for Welbec colliery, that's in Nottinghamshire to collect a load of coal an take it to Daw Mill colliery near Coventry. On our arrival we found the gates closed so we parked up there for the night. There was about 2 inches of snow on the ground. Phil done his paper work while I put the kettle on. Phil then made one of his creation... A tuna, cheese an hot dog sausages omelet. Not bad I must say. We washed up then climbed in to our beds to watch a DVD. Soon I dozed off. Next thing I know was Phil's alarm going off.
Phil climbed out of bed an pulled back the curtains to see if anyone was in the weighbridge. Phil burst out laughing. I climbed out of bed to see whats what. I could not believe what I saw. Overnight about 12 inches of snow had fallen. Phil an I looked at each other an.......... went back to bed. We got up about 8 o'clock, Phil phoned the yard. Lee who works in the office laughed an told Mark. Mark apologised for sending us there. I put the kettle on an Phil popped out to take this photo.
Phil started to clear the snow so I measured up to the height of the fall, Just my size. I'm about 15 inches by the way.
Phil took some very picturesque pictures.
You can see how bad it looks from the road, a lorry pulled up, we thought the driver would see that the snow behind us hadn't been disturbed an clock that we had been there overnight. BUT THEN!! we could not Adam an Eve it when the lorry pulled in off the road an drove up behind us. The driver got out.. nearly slipping over! approached us. Phil told him the colliery was shut, then asked him why did he pull in. The bloke said "Funny enough this happened to me the other day! 100% CLOWN! Phil then had the great pleasure in saying to him.. "well you better start digging yourself out then.... again!" Phil climbed into our lorry an put the kettle on.
From getting up at 8pm, we was ready to roll at a couple of minutes to 2pm,
GREAT! just in time for the Archers!