Best Kept Station Award

Stephen Forde Stockport MBC Community Rail Officer presented the members who were on the Station platform today, tidying and gardening, with our Best Kept Station award totem that will get pride of place on our picket fence.

It was a gloriously sunny warm day and we got lots of support with all our gardening and weeding and as well as getting our award we also got several local Councillors and even James Palmer the boss of Retro Railtours of Ashton under Lyne, who got stuck in with some much needed pruning.

Our Head Gardener Noel doled out the jobs and appropriate tools, and we got lots of work done in bringing down loads of cuttings and weeds. At about 11:00 Dot and Kim went to local cafe “Johnnies Cafe” on Gorton Road for the usual bacon and sausage butties and Dave brewed up for all the crew.

It was a great morning for gardening and some quality “networking” in our continued campaign for passenger services from our Station and from Denton Station too. We also managed to convince a few more people that the next Retro Railtour from Reddish South to Cardiff/Swansea will be worth going on ! MANY THANKS to everyone who turned up to help.