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Busy year !

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t’Natives are getting restless ….

A few years ago we asked Network Rail the owners of the Access Road if they could make things easier for the less mobile folk who use Mytholmroyd as it is the step-free station in the upper valley.

Network Rail resurfaced two dropping-off points and made improvements along their road.

The road (whilst not a car park) is again causing concern for local rail users.

One solution to damaging sumps etc

One solution to damaging sumps etc

We have requested Network Rail to divert a truckload of tarmac before the locals find some Trident missiles.

And so…..

A truck and gang arrived and the potholes were levelled out – no sign of the tarmac lorry, perhaps it is too hot here for next 3 or 4 years.

Well done Network Rail – Thank you.

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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

Calder High - Summer Hols 2007

Calder High – Summer Hols 2007

Mosaic unveiling 2007

 
Mosaic unveiling 2007

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Thanks to ACoRP –

Association of Community Rail Partnerships

 

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.

 

History photos – 1949 and 1950

The following two photos have come from Gordon Clark – who was last at the station in 1997.

Another one kindly sent by Gordon Clarke

 

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just testing new software

 
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Posted by on September 6, 2010 in photographs

 

Old Station Building: Displays & Window Art 2010

Photos of the 2010 Window Art below.

Burnley Road School were the artists this year.

The new Mayor of Hebden Royd Town Council, Robin Dixon unveiled the art.

Artist Annie Lawson (l) and sponsor Nigel Oliver (r).

The Community Art is by Betty and Harry Ward.

The new History Displays were researched by Michael Allen and are proving interesting and popular.

Michael Allen, local history researcher