The wonderful Northern Mosaic produced by the students from calder High school finally surcumbed to the Pennine weather up on Platform Two.
We have replaced it with a Display celebrating all the voluntary work and support we have received over the years.
Hope you like it
Thanks to ACoRP –
Association of Community Rail Partnerships
We seem to spend millions on the mis-forecasts by celebrity weather presenters – when if you look at our Station calendar to see when our next Dig-in occurs – you can bet it will be pouring it down!!!!!!!!
Thanks to Jason and Emma for the plants and bulbs which we managed to squelsh in.
And of course so many thanks to the dozen volunteers who turned out in such appaling weather to make the community station look brighter this winter.
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
Dogoil – good for bones!
She moved thru the room
Resplendant in pink – our Bard
She’s done it again.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!