In the last two weeks work on the refurbished platform and Canopy has been completed - see the excellent pictures by Simon Denvers on the stunning new look!
Last Wednesday 4th April Karen Davidson who had manged the project on behalf of Network Rail, came to see the final results for herself. The weather was appalling - snow and gale force winds but Karen turned up to view!! John LeGrove and Neil gave her a tour and thanked Karen for all her hard work and thoughtfulness. She was pleased with the finished effects despite viewing them in a world of whirling white!! John and Neil presented Karen with a bouquet of flowers from FOGS to mark our appreciation.
Today Tuesday Eric and Neil met Andy Lee from Network Rail and Ian Purdham from Story Rail for the final snagging/ handover session. The weather was a little kinder - hailstones and sun! Both Andy and Ian were delighted with the finished look especially the newly painted Canopy in heritage colours of cream, greeen and red with the new contemporary skylights making the whole Canopy a lot lot brighter! Andy and Ian resolved to complete some small jobs including the resanding of some of the paving blocks, the painting of the lighting columns and the restoration of the yellow diagonal lines in front of the fire door. The really welcome news was that the perimeter railings on Howard Street are to be painted - Karen had promised to try and do this and FOGS is so pleased that money has been found for this work! The railings were last painted by members of FOGS way back in 2006 - a long long labour of love and toil and to know that they are now going to be painted to the highest of standards was very welcome news! We thank Karen, Andy and Ian! We look forward to seeing them painted in the near future. We gave Andy and Ian copies of Glossop Life, the free magazine being distributed around Glossop and surrounding areas which features the excellent and complimentary article that Fiona Saggers of FIG Creative has written on the Station/FOGS. Both Andy and Ian were very pleased with this and will promote it within their own organisations. Which just leaves us the pigeons to sort out!!!!!!