Well done everyone !!!!

Station volunteers, the children of Scout Road, the directors of Calder Weaving and the great and good of our railway system and local councils  descended on the community railway station of Mytholmroyd on June 22.

A super  lunch was enjoyed – thanks to Lisa at the Shoulder, Fr John, Mary and Anne at the Good Shepherd and Station Secretary Sue for the goodies.

A few photos by our friend = Gerald of Bentham

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More photos to follow shortly

Do not fret – Hector is alright!

Amazing while he was being gently removed from his perch on the station banking – and since it was feared the worst had happened to him – folk have been querying his whereabouts.

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The artist creator of Hector Sue decided he had had a week facing the Pennine elements and it was time to be retired before anything else happened.

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Hector has now retired back home – and thanks all those who have admired his proud Yorkshire greetings to all our visitors.

What a fantastic event !!

Even this grumpy editor has to admit that the Tour de France event was a resounding success.

Here at the Royd visitors were welcomed by Northern Rail staff – followed by a carnival atmosphere in the village.

Great time – well done and thank you everyone.

Not least the station volunteers who have made the village railway station such an attractive feature..


Preparing to greet the multitude on July 6th

In addition to working to improve the station building, car park (questionnaire is below these photos – thanks) and gardens – Hon. Secretary Sue has been preparing for artwork to be displayed to greet visitors to that cycling event.

Thanks to Northern Rail Matt, Deputy Chairman George display boards were available at the Spring Fayre organised by Fr Gott and his Church of the Good Shepherd. Thanks also to Calderdale Small Grants for their support.

These photos show how local artists will be showing their skills in the coming months.

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Mosaic turns into Community Display

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

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Calder High – Summer Hols 2007

Mosaic unveiling 2007

Mosaic unveiling 2007

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Thanks to ACoRP –

Association of Community Rail Partnerships

Would you Believe it ??????

Newly elected Mayor of Hebden Royd, Cllr Karl Boggis starts his first official engagement.
Photos Copyright Paul Bigland

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However –

At our annual unveiling Luncheon when we entertained over 50 guests, it became even more exciting!

Just before we went outside for photographs with out talented local artists, the new Mayor of Hebden Royd Cllr Karl Boggis gave a very thoughtful speech on the value of communities like ours.

Then as our MP Craig Whittaker made an appreciative few words, the event organisers were watching the May blizzard raging outside the windows. The young artists from Cragg Vale school were outside with signs of hyperthermia.

Sue and Geoff Mitchell were quietly saying to themselves – Don’t Panic – DON’T PANIC !!!!

Everything went well in the end – thanks to all our supporters.

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All the above photos are copyright Paul Bigland