We are pleased to announce that the new date for the recently postponed Teddy Bears Picnic on the Glossop Line involving the friends groups at Glossop, Hadfield, Hattersley and Guide Bridge stations will be on SATURDAY 4th AUGUST between 10 and 1.30pm. This time to be confirmed. There will be a Hunt the Teddy competition at each station and a variety of entertainment at Hattersley. We are just finalising the details and posters will display these soon on our website and at the stations. Free train travel for teddies and their families between participating stations courtesy of Northern will again be available. We look forward to welcoming you!
On Saturday June 2nd Neil visited Lowestoft as a guest of the Lowestoft Evacuation Committee for their special commemorative event at the Stella Marris Hall. Chris Brooks its long standing and much appreciated secretary had organised the event which brings together the surviving evacuees who left Lowestoft by train on 2nd June 1940 for homes in towns such as Glossop. Such is the continuing interest in this story that we now have a special page on our website about the evacuation and a new information display board at Glossop station in the waiting room created by Paul Marsh. Neil took a replica of this board to Lowestoft and presented it to the Chairman Brain Baxter and the former evacuees. He made them smile when he said that the board had done the same rail journey as themselves but in reverse as he had brought it with him on several trains from Glossop to Lowestoft! The occasion was a blend of music, photos, nostalgia and a buffet. Neil was made to feel very welcome and he would like to express his thanks for very kind hospitality.
Thanks to the efforts of Chris and Martin Halliday of East Suffolk CRP arrangements have now been made to display the Information Board inside the Booking Hall at Lowestoft Station - our thanks to Greater Anglia for their help with this. Having the same display board at both stations will be a poignant link between the people of the two towns The Glossop evacuees are making their annual trip to Glossop on August 13th, 14th and 15th. We look forward to welcoming them back!
DUE TO ONGOING INDUSTRIAL ACTION affecting rail services involving Northern on Saturday 23rd June, the Friends Groups at Glossop, Hadfield, Hattersley and Guide Bridge, along with the Teddy Bears, have decided to postpone their picnic scheduled for this day.
We are sorry for any disappointment but a new date for this event, likely to be in August, will be publicised as soon as possible.
Watch this space - and we hope to see you all together with the bears once the event has been rescheduled.
We are delighted to welcome Anne Harrey as our new artist in the Station Waiting Room Art Gallery. Anne is from Glossop and she enjoys painting in a wide range of mediums. She belongs to three local Art groups and regularly attends workshops.
Anne has eleven pictures on display reflecting the diversity of her work. Paintings include summer landscapes of Dovedale, seascapes and a very appealing orang utan! Anne's pictures have already attracted praise and have cheerfully brought Spring to the Waiting Room!
There is information about the paintings and Anne available in the waiting room. Anne's pictures may be purchased.
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As from May 20th there will be significant changes to train times to and from Glossop. These are part of the improvements planned by Northern to local train services. As these are still being worked on we offer this information only as a guide.
Off peak weekday trains will leave at 18 minutes past and 48 minutes to the hour. Return trains from Manchester Piccadilly at 29 and 59. All peak trains recast with a new early morning departure at 05.53. Late evening extra return services at 20.29 20.59 21.28 21.58 22.29 23.27. A new slightly earlier Sunday departure from Glossop at 09.55.
Go to National Rail Enquiries nationalrail.co.uk (phone 03457484950) for more detailed information. New printed timetables available from 1st June.
Please also note there will be NO Trains to/from Glossop on SATURDAY APRIL 21ST DUE TO ENGINEERING WORKS. A bus replacement service will operate.
A NEW permanent display is now on view in the Waiting Room.
An abbreviated version of our Poetry Platform display from last year, it tells the story of the part Glossop played in the Lowestoft Evacuation of June 1940 and celebrates the continuing links between the two towns.
Several of the evacuees and their families unveiled a commemorative plaque on the station when they visited us from Lowestoft in June last year.
The new display, which includes some first hand accounts, is a reminder of those events from the second World War.
IN SUNNY but very cold weather the formal launch of the new historical display boards took place at Glossop, Dinting and Hadfield stations today. At Glossop Kulvinder Bassi Team Leader Community Rail at The Department for Transport in London did the honours and at Dinting, Derbyshire and High Peak Borough Councillors George and Jean Wharmby did the unveiling. George is the current Chair of the High Peak and Hope Valley Community Rail Partnership. At Hadfield renowned railway author EM Johnson unveiled the board there. Joy Hallsworth - Friends of Hadfield Station - and Neil gave speeches of welcome at their respective stations. In turn our principal guests also gave speeches preceding the unveilings.
Other welcome guests included Andrew Walker from the HPHVCRP, Vicky Cropper Community and Sustainability Manager from Northern, Simon Brooks Station Manger ( we thank Simon and Carillion staff for all the snow clearing of platforms and car parks preceding the launch!), Anne Michaelides the designer from naturesigndesign who has such done an excellent job with the boards, Mike Brown from Glossop Heritage Trust, Andy Griffin from Network Rail and Steve Forde from SEMCRP. Making his first visit as ACoRP representative was Ian Davies who had made an early start from West Yorkshire to join us. Other fellow friends from station groups also joined us. Their support was much appreciated following the wintry weather of the weekend!
Paul Abell, former editor of Today's Railways, and his wife Shirley were made welcome too. Paul is involved in Phase Two of the boards and has been a diligent advisor of the English used in the three launched today!
Refreshments including home made soup and cake were served in the warm community rooms of Hadfield Hall from 12.30 onwards. Joy and her team had organised these in a very efficient manner. Tasty sandwiches were kindly donated by Mike Ball from TWIG cafe whose ongoing support remains staunch.
The boards are the culmination of a three year project by the Friends of Glossop and The Friends of Hadfield Stations. They have been funded by the HPHVCRP in conjunction with Northern. We are very grateful for Andrew Walker's ongoing commitment to the project. We thank too Mike Brown, Margaret Buxton-Doyle and other local sources for permissions to use archive photographs.
A phase two for similar boards at other Glossop line stations is underway. We see these boards as not only celebrating the rich historical legacies of the stations but as springboards to marketing and tourism initiatives currently under development with our community rail partnerships and Northern.
We hope you enjoy viewing them!
On Monday 19th March between 11.30 and 1pm our new Community Historical Information Boards will be formally launched at Glossop, Dinting and Hadfield stations. Kulvinder Bassi, Team Leader for Community Rail at The Department for Transport, will do the honours at Glossop. We extend a warm welcome to Kul! At Dinting County and Borough Councillors George and Jean Wharmby will be our guests to launch the board there at around 12.00. George is the current Chair of the High Peak and Hope Valley Community Rail Partnership. The Partnership has supported and funded this project. At Hadfield, at around 12.15, the board there will be launched by renowned Woodhead Railway Author, EM Johnson. Other guests from Northern, Network Rail, Glossop Heritage Trust and fellow station friends' groups will also be present. We hope the weather will be kind and we extend a warm welcome to anyone else who would like to join us at the stations on the day.
We are delighted to welcome Sue Finley and her paintings to the Station Waiting Room Art Gallery. Sue paints using a variety of mediums - she is inspired by natural landscapes particularly tree forms and vibrant colours are a feature of her work. Sue is a member art groups in Glossop and she regularly attends workshops and demonstrations.
Sue has eleven paintings on display which can be viewed daily when the booking office is open. Sue can be contacted at email@example.com
New Community Historical Information Boards have recently been installed at Glossop, Hadfield and Dinting stations. They are the culmination of a three year project supported and funded by the High Peak and Hope Valley Community Rail Partnership. Inspired by the DfT award of Community Rail status to the Glossop Line in 2013, the content has been created by Neil Williams and Joy Hallsworth at the friends' groups at Glossop and Hadfield stations. Kind permission to use pictures was given by Glossop Heritage Trust and the renowned Woodhead Line author, EM Johnson. The intention is to create a similar board at each of the other nine stations on the Glossop Line and work is well underway with fellow friends' groups and guest writers on Phase Two.
The boards have been designed by Anne Michaelides at www.naturesign design.co.uk whose enthusiasm and attention to detail for the project has been much appreciated!
There will be a formal launch of the boards next month. More details of this event soon.
We do hope you will enjoy viewing them! Joy and Neil would like to thank Andrew Walker at the partnership for his staunch and patient support of the project and to Anne for all her hard work. They would also like to thank Vicky Cropper, Community and Sustainability Manager at Northern for all her help and advice and Simon Brooks Line Manager for his interest and for arranging the installations so speedily! We also appreciate Steve Ford's help at SEMCRP for Phase Two work and funding advice.
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