The latest Poetry Platform display is launched this week featuring poems and extracts from works by G K Chesterton, Emily Brontë, Rupert Brooke and other less familiar names. The theme of the display focuses on places around the country which have inspired or influenced the writers for their poetry. Take a look at the display at the station and also pick up a leaflet which gives more background to the poems and their authors as well as including some of the full works from which the extracts have been taken.
Our very special friends, the Lowestoft Evacuees, will again be visiting Glossop this week. They will be in Glossop from the 2nd to 6th September. As in previous trips they will be visiting people and places that have particular memories. One such place is of course Glossop Station where over 600 children arrived from Lowestoft on June 2nd 1940. All were found homes in Glossopdale. (For more information on the evacuation please go to the dedicated pages on our site)
As always the group of evacuees will be led by Chris Brooks, the indefatigable secretary of The Lowestoft Evacuation Committee.
It is planned that the evacuees will be at Glossop Station on Wednesday 4th September at around 11am. Anybody wishing to join us is most welcome! We wish our Lowestoft friends a very happy visit.
We are delighted that the popular Class 323 trains serving the Glossop line and other local lines are to remain with Northern. Their future has for some time been uncertain as they did not part form part of Arriva North's franchise. For the Glossop line and its rising gradient they are ideal trains combining swift acceleration with good seating capacity. We have been promoting their retention for two years.
Northern has recently announced that it will retain its 17 trains and take at least 17 323s from the West Midlands when these become available (West Midlands currently operate the other 26 323 trains). A programme of refurbishment is now underway. The trains will receive electronic train information, a new disability compliant toilet and refurbished seating. They will also be painted externally in the current Northern by Arriva livery.
FOGS would like to thank the High Peak and Hope Valley Community Rail Partnership for its support over this issue. Thanks also to Becky Styles Community and Sustainability Manager at Northern and her assistant Lily for keeping us up to date on news! And to David Brown, Northern MD, for his interest in these trains and his communication with us. Much appreciated.
The first Northern Class 323 is currently at Wolverton Works undergoing refurbishment.
We welcome back Glossop Arts Project to our Waiting Room Art Gallery. The art work on show has been created in Wellbeing sessions using printmaking processes and painting to various types of music. Skill sharing amongst participants encourages new ways to be creative.
Further details about the art work or the sessions can be found at
glossopartsproject.org or by contacting Sonja on 07855 320179
Glossop Arts Project has recently received funding from Derbyshire County Council Public Health's initiative Five Ways to Wellbeing.
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