In the Glossop Chronicle of the 17th January David Jones the Editor has produced an excellent feature on the recent National Railway Heritage Award - A Highly Commended - for Glossop Station. The feature is on page 10 of the paper and the photo taken at the ceremony - the Merchant Taylor Hall in London - is used to accompany the article and can also be seen on our Awards page on this site. In the picture are Tony Lowe from Network Rail, Alan Tidsell, Northern Rail's Head of Estates, John Ellis Chairman of The Railway Heritage Trust, Mike Rose from the High Peak and Hope Valley Community Rail Partnership and Neil Williams from FOGS. Neil gratefully acknowledges Mark Barker's help in getting the right names to faces for David - like a name that face in one quiz!! In the article David quotes extensively from the transcript used on the day at the Awards.The citation assessment reads: "the work undertaken at Glossop ranks as one of the finest examples of station regeneration. It reflects well on the dedication of all involved and has encouraged increased passenger traffic." FOGS is exploring the possibility, along with Northern and Derbyshire County Council, of erecting a plaque to mark the RHT award.
Due to the difficult winter weather on Monday 14th January the Northern Rail Directors had, with regret, to postpone their planned visit to Glossop Station between 16.00 and 18.30. However, in their place came Theo, Glossop Line Manager, Paul Spencer Service and Delivery Manager (Theo's boss) and Dwayne Wells from the Service Quality team. All familiar faces to Glossop! So the event was turned into a Meet the Managers' session instead running in the allotted time. So passengers still had the opportunity to ask questions and raise issues. Friends of Glossop Station supported the event on a very cold afternoon! Thanks to John LeG, John K, Eric and Jacqueline for their time and efforts! Preparations had begun earlier in the day when Bunty and Neil had spent a considerable time cleaning the old booking office. A nice check patterned tablecloth had been laid ready for Bunty's home made cakes! In the end these, and hot drinks, were very well received by Theo, Paul and Dwayne! Opportunites were taken to discuss all current Station and FOGS' issues and progess was made!! The Directors are intending to reschedule their visit for later in the Spring.
APOLOGIES! The date of the MEET THE DIRECTOR VISIT at Glossop station should read JANUARY, not December, 14th. The visit is between 16.00 and 18.00 and everybody is welcome.
If you are seeking photos of the Christmas event please contact John Kimpton firstname.lastname@example.org
the next folk train is Thursday January 24th with Reckless Elbow - see poster on events' section for further details
A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM ALL AT FOGS!
The Christmas period went well at Glossop following our happy Santa event on 8th December. The decorations were well received and added a splash of festive cheer to a very wet Christmas season in Glossop. If you are seeking some photos of the Santa event then get in touch and John will help supply these! Photos have also appeared in the Glossop Chronicle and Glossop Advertiser. There is also an article in the 3rd January edition of the Chronicle about the recent Highly Commended given to Glossop station by the Railway Heritage Trust. Unfortunately the caption relating to Ian Bevan, Managing Director of Northern, is incorrect in the accompanying photo.
The decorations were taken down in record time on Saturday 5th by Eric, John LeG, John K, Neil, Bunty, Eve and Jacqueline. Many hands made light work!! The winter baskets have been restored to the front of the station after a Christmas holiday at Neil's!
We were delighted that Friends of Heaton Chapel paid a visit to the station on the 20th December. They were very complimentary about what they saw and they have put a range of photos taken on the day plus a commentary on their website. We thank them for their kind comments!
On Monday 14th December Northern are holding a Meet the Director session at Glossop station between 16.00 and 18.00. The face on the promotional poster is Adrian Thompson Head of Human Resources. Theo has said that others may accompany him. We intend offering some refreshments to our visitors. Do call by if you want to meet Northern's Management.
We thank Paul for his inclusion on the website of up to date material relating to the 2013 Winter Folk trains, the Trans Peak walks and the availability of the Derbyshire Wayfarer tickets from The Curly Cornet Cafe, Henry Street,Glossop. Please buy your tickets here if possible!!
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