Around 45 families visited Santa in the Waiting Room where every child had a chat and, of course, a photo! Santa then gave every child a small free gift. As always being in Santa's presence meant a sampling of the special magic of Christmas!
Making a welcome return to the Christmas event was Glossop Model Railway Society under the direction of Martin and Mike. Their seasonal interactive layout proved a hit! Nearby Andrea and Barbara were kept busy as they helped children to create decorations for the tree on the craft table. The lovely tree kindly supplied by Glossop Garden Centre now looks a treat! The music was once again provided by SPINDRIFT and they had everyone's feet tapping. Our sincere thanks to Alison, Peter and Peter. Joining in the fun as guests were Andrew Walker, Partnership Officer for the High Peak and Hope Valley Community Rail Partnership, his wife Linda and their grandchildren. Their ongoing staunch support is much appreciated.
Also joining us for the event was Simon Brooks, Glossop Line's Northern Manager, looking suitably festive! We would like to say a big thank you to Simon for his advice and support in organising this event during the ongoing industrial action and for all his help on the day.
Our sincere thanks of course to everyone who came on the day in awful weather to support us!
Special thanks in conclusion to Mike at TWIG station cafe for time and technical assistance generously given earlier in the week! To the staff in the booking office and on duty at the gates: our appreciation for their help and patience. To Paul and Jo thanks for help with publicity with excellent posters and social media updates
From all of us at FOGS to all of you - a very HAPPY CHRISTMAS!