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
More photos to follow shortly
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.
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.
Hector has now retired back home – and thanks all those who have admired his proud Yorkshire greetings to all our visitors.
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..
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.
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
Newly elected Mayor of Hebden Royd, Cllr Karl Boggis starts his first official engagement.
Photos Copyright Paul Bigland
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.
All the above photos are copyright Paul Bigland
We always knew we were such fortunate people living in a super area – lots to do for all.
Not only a goodly selection of shops from Framers to accountants, clog-makers to brewers fresh fruit * Veg to travel specialists – and that is just a start.
From a 10 minute bus frequency to Tod or Halifax Markets – even a great trip to Huddersfield on the hourly 901 service.
Then there are the FOUR TRAINS per hour to the BIG cities.
Look no further – we have acclaimed talent right here in the village ——-
Carole Kirk and Michelle Campbell prepare to present their art for the 2013 Station Community Art displays on the station.
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.
Following the unveiling of our highly acclaimed station displays, it was suggested we collect previously unpublished photographs of Mytholmroyd and district.
Within the first week – we have over 100 new photos!
These will be displayed on the station and hopefully at venues around the area.
We shall also publish them in this Blog.
WATCH THIS SPACE!
AND – if you have any photos lurking in a drawer which you think will be interest – please let us know.
email – firstname.lastname@example.org Phone (01422) 885154
Click on the picture to enlarge – any comments, names, dates appreciated.
Photographs are credited with either the photographer or the owner who have given permission.
More photos from the Tom Foster collection to follow in due course…….