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
The Chairman braves the Mytholmroyd sun to welcome our special guests.
Click on a picture to see the fine details!
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.
A week might be long time in politics – but a month at our station is hard to beat!
We (the platform tubs) were desperate for water only a few weeks ago – as soon as we got the watering gear, down came the Pennine monsoon……
Another gem from our Station Bard, Jean
All winter long, down comes the rain
It gets on our nerves and just runs down the drain
But when we put in our beautiful flowers
We have had to toil for hours and hours
Carrying buckets of water up that there slope
And wishing for rain,but without much hope
The forecast is sunny, the poor flowers must suffer
Lets hope that next week the weather gets rougher
A few handy downpours would suit us just fine
And we hope for a few days the sun doesn’t shine
This highlights the problem we have with this global-warming – no water supply on the station and our buckets are empty……
During one of our recent Friday Dig-in sessions, a stranger just happened to drop by on his way from ‘uddersfield to the steam trains at ‘aworth.
Ian mucked in – but with a trusted family trowel, which disappeared under the flowers and plants – then along comes our Station Bard –
A new man called Ian came by
he was willing to give it a try
He worked like a navvy its true
But caused quite a bit of a do
People all disappeared in a rush
Had his fork gone under a bush?
But no! on a day trip from York
Sharp eyed Sue had spotted his fork
We all breathed a sigh of relief
Our anxiety was ever so brief
The panic was over
We’re all now in clover
Lets cheer for our deputy commander in chief.
From our own Station Bard, Jean (centre below)
You do not have to bring your own tools – Hebden Royd Town Council kindly assisted us to start-up with trowels etc.
Just turn up at 13.30hrs on the second and fourth Friday of the month – we would love to see you.
They even come in off the trains in droves to help us make the station look great…
Even all the way from the States – via Chesterfield and ‘alifax.
Thanks to Judith and her colleagues – there will be some extra colour this year (slugs permitting).
The Yorkshire in Bloom Judge last year asked if we had a colour scheme on the station.
Our intrepid group spend quite a bit of time debating whether a plant is weed or not – so colours schemes flummoxed us.
Our Station Manager, Matt Gibson, suggested Red and White for the respective counties on this former main line of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway.
So, we have Red for the Manchester-bound platform and Whites for the Leeds platform.
we all slaved for hours and hours
Now the station is bedecked with flowers
The Upline is red
The Downline is white
Oh what a really glorious sight
The others worked hard except for me
I left early for a cup of hot tea.
Station Bard – Jean