What's New at Hadlow Road Station
|Author: Hilary Booth||Published: 8th November 2019 09:26|
Here is this month's update from the Friends of Hadlow Road Station in Willaston.
The daffodils have now been planted on the car park embankment, and by the new fence, so these should give a colourful display next springtime. Winter tidy-up gardening has been completed on a cold wet miserable day. Many, many thanks to those very hardy souls (see below). It really is appreciated.
The signal by the crossing gates is now completely refurbished and back in situ.
The old storage heater has been removed from the signal box (with Council approval) The bricks and metal frame will be taken to the recycling centre ready for the arrival of the Model Railway Station, which will be installed in the New Year. You will be amazed at the detail of the 1950 station when you see it.
A new "Do not trespass" sign has been prepared and will be in situ shortly. These signs are well worth reading as they date back a long way. Donated train memorabilia has been put into the ticket office. Many thanks to the donor.
The Christmas Grotto is on Sunday December 8th from 12 noon to 4pm. All children's tickets have
been sold, but there are a few adult tickets left if any adults fancy walking down. It will be a lovely Christmas event for everyone, with entertainment and fun. All we need now is some dry weather for the event. Fingers crossed.
The pop-up cafe on October 27th saw a fabulous warm sunny day, and was really enjoyed by everyone. A huge turnout, and a nice change to sit outside to chat in the sunshine.
There will be NO pop-up-cafes during December, and there will only be ONE opening in January on
Sunday 26th 2020 from 10.30am to 1.30pm and ONE opening in February on Sunday 23rd from 10.30am to 1.30pm. It will be good to see you all back again.