They come from afar…

During one of our recent Friday Dig-in sessions, a stranger just happened to drop by on his way from ‘uddersfield to the steam trains at ‘aworth.

Ian mucked in – but with a trusted family trowel, which disappeared under the flowers and plants – then along comes our Station Bard –

A new man called Ian came by

he was willing to give it a try

He worked like a navvy its true

But caused quite a bit of a do

People all disappeared in a rush

Had his fork gone under a bush?

But no! on a day trip from York

Sharp eyed Sue had spotted his fork

We all breathed a sigh of relief

Our anxiety was ever so brief

The panic was over

We’re all now in clover

Lets cheer for our deputy commander in chief.

From our own Station Bard, Jean (centre below)


Ian – re-united with his fork and ready for those weeds once again.

You do not have to bring your own tools – Hebden Royd Town Council kindly assisted us to start-up with trowels etc.

Just turn up at 13.30hrs on the second and fourth Friday of the month – we would love to see you.

They even come in off the trains in droves to help us make the station look great…

Even all the way from the States – via Chesterfield and ‘alifax.

Thanks to Judith and her colleagues – there will be some extra colour this year (slugs permitting).

County Colours

The Yorkshire in Bloom Judge last year asked if we had a colour scheme on the station.

Our intrepid group spend quite a bit of time debating whether a plant is weed or not – so colours schemes flummoxed us.

Our Station Manager, Matt Gibson, suggested Red and White for the respective counties on this former main line of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway.

So, we have Red for the Manchester-bound platform and Whites for the Leeds platform.

we all slaved for hours and hours

Now the station is bedecked with flowers

The Upline is red

The Downline is white

Oh what a really glorious sight

The others worked hard except for me

I left early for a cup of hot tea.

Station Bard – Jean