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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
We extend a warm welcome to our first new artist of 2018 - Sue Finlay. Sue, who is from Glossop, has on display in the Waiting Room Art Gallery eleven contrasting paintings. Sue works in enjoys experimenting with a wide range of styles and techniques. She uses oils, acrylics, pastels, water colours and inks. Her inspiration comes from natural landscapes particularly tree forms. Sometimes these are presented in a semi abstract manner but vibrant colours underpin her work.
Sue belongs to the art groups in Glossop. She regularly attends workshops and demonstrations. After a long career in teaching both in the UK and overseas Sue now has time to pursue her art with enthusiasm!
The paintings can be viewed daily when the booking office is open.
Sue's pictures may be purchased:
We hope you enjoy seeing Sue's work.
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