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Latest News from Hadlow Road Station

Author: Hilary Booth Published: 13th March 2019 10:53

Hilary Booth from the Friends of Hadlow Road Station in Willaston, updates us on latest news.

Relaying the rail track has now been completed. This has come in at a total cost of around £9,500. This cost covers all the new sleepers, the new pieces of rail track and rail fittings that extend alongside the signal box, the ballast and travel expenses incurred by Real Skills Training (the apprentices labour was provided free of charge).

This has been a huge undertaking and much bigger than we realised when we started but we feel that the end product is well worth the effort put in by our superb maintenance team led by Tim. It will last for another 40+ years, all being well.

Hadlow Road Station, WillastonVolunteer Andy has renovated and fitted a number of signs at the
Station.

You will notice that more memorabilia signs have been installed around the station, (renovated and fitted by Andy). There is one inside the far shelter and also two "Way out" signs on the main platform. See if you can spot them.

Three more Rowan trees have been planted on the green space embankment behind the signal box to go alongside the two trees kindly donated and planted by Willaston Hey W.I. Existing flagstones on this section of the platform have been cleared (which is now much easier to walk along). A cost of £3,420 will be incurred to put edging stones down that match the far platform, so budget prioritisation will need to be undertaken including agreement on how to spend the very kind £600 donation from South Wirral Rambling Club.

Garden maintenance has started up again now that the weather is improving and there are a lot of spring flowers showing. These will be supplemented with the £45 National Garden Gift Card donation received from Chester & North Wales Cyclists' Touring Club (Weds Group).

The Pop-up-cafe continues to be a great success thanks to your support and the very hard work of all the catering team in planning and organising the food purchasing, supported by other volunteers on serving duties. The next pop-up cafe openings will be March 17th, March 31 st, April 14th and April 28th from 10.30am to 1.30pm.

We look forward to your continuing support and seeing you all once again.

Hilary Booth

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