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The 2012 Community Station Luncheon and unveiling

Thanks for coming to the station Do – hope you enjoyed it. Wasn’t the food good – well those who came earlier enough or unlike me spent too much chatting around the place!

What a great variety of interesting (50+) people are associated with the Station.

Plans are on-going for our 2013 displays!

It will be the turn of Cragg Vale School artists – and we are receiving some interesting pictures of local history.

Keep them coming – anything up to 1980s with local interest please.

 A great selection of photos of the 2012 ‘Do’ are attached.

 The following is the poetic emails between Sue and the lady in Pink. Too clever by half for me……

 Glorious in Pink

A gal with a mission

 

Station Bard – Jean

Dogoil – good for bones!

She moved thru the room

Resplendant in pink – our Bard

She’s done it again.

                          Station Do

 The gardening club party was a reet grand affair

Everyone who was anyone just had to be there

The mayor gave a speech, his gold chain just glistened

And Geoff praised us all, and made sure we listened

The man of the moment was dear Father John,

Tending the bar with his usual aplomb

The buffet was good, but I was really bereft

When I went for my trifle – nothing was left

Still, seeing old friends made it all worth while

The sun kept on shining and made everyone smile

The hard work’s paid off, the station’s a stunner

And will still look lovely through all of the summer

by Jean McKay

 
The Chairman braves the Mytholmroyd sun to welcome our special guests.
 
Click on a picture to see the fine details!
 

Off they step from our ‘beloved’ Pacer

Welcome back stationmaster Harold, and to Brian (ACoRP) Barnsley all the way from the Penistone LIne.

Brand new Deputy mayor of Hebden Royd, Cllr Karl Boggis comes to face his first public engagement.

He is off ! – and what a good start Karl made, most enjoyable.

In between bites of the delicious lunch provided by Lyn of the Shoulder of Mutton and refreshing drinks supplied by Fr John Gott and Hon. Secretary Sue – we heard how our voluntary efforts are apprecited by the wider community.

Bemused whether the red braces will keep the Hon. Chairman decent – Brian barnsley tries to explain the wider role of the Association of Community Rail Partnerships and how Mytholmroyd has fittied in to the national scene.

West Yorkshire stations are like what the Forth Bridge use to be like – non-stop attention. We are lucky to have two super chaps – John and Phil of the station contractors, ISS – who do us all proud.
No sooner have they dealt with Walsden and they are fettling the next station along the line. Mytholmroyd was very pleased to be able to give a small token of their appreciation – thanks John and Phil.

Then the highlight of the event was to see the artwork by the scholars of Scout Road Academy – and the artists themselves.

The artwork has been coordinated by local artist Annie Lawson, a generous grant from the Association of Community Rail Partnerships made the 2012 exhibition possible. The displays themselves are a the result of a landfill grant from the Green Business Network – our extended partnership of community groups.

 

The artistic talent we see here will have the present super-stars of the art world shaking in their designer boots – world poetry in yesteryears what does the future hold for these youngsters?

 

We attract all sorts of folk to our Annual Community Station lunches. They were all welcome and proved very interesting people to meet and know.

At one of the banner is ‘our’ Stuart Greenwood and hold the string at the other end is ‘our’ new Deputy Mayor, Karl. Then we have Perri Webster, tutor at Calderdale College and some of her Landscaping students who are helping the station prepare for 2012 Yorkshire in Bloom.

 

Ringing in – the Tubs

Our Hon. Treasurer Caroline can sometimes be found ringing in the changes up the bell tower of the parish church.

‘R ‘Arry has gone one step further and ‘rung-in’ our flower tubs.

He has done the Manchester side in his beloved Lancashire Red –

and the Leeds side in our beloved Yorkshire White.

Thank you Mr Ward.

 

Celebrating Jubilees and top quality

With the help of students from Calderdale College our station volunteers have transformed the area at the top of the Manchester approach into an attractive garden.

The Elizabeth Garden – not only for the Jubilee – but remembering Betty Ward who helped with the station improvements.

We are also very fortunate to have in the area,  a top-class Sign-maker with Affordable Signs of Todmorden.

Here we have Keith Hudson putting up the latest notice they have made for the Station Partnership – top class service and all……..

Thanks   to    Keith Hudson
Affordable Sign Co
Signs & Vehicle Graphics

keith@affordablesign.co.uk
Office Tel…01706 812484
Mobile No..07944 063 870
http://www.affordablesign.co.uk

 

Didn’t we do well?

Out of the 400 plus stations they operate, Northern Rail nominated us for the Best Station Adoption Group award 2012.

We are in a shortlist of 6 stations from around the country who will learn who is top-dog at the national Community Rail 2012 ceremony at Swindon on 30 September.

We did not get a Gong this time, but we all can be very proud how we have brought together a small community round the village railway station.

It can be fun – some of the time (when it stops raining!).

Next Dig-in was last Friday at 13.30 and there was no slacking.

Our faithful dozen or so got a lot of weeding and hedge trimming done – in the sunshine!