The main picnic this year was at Hattersley. Here Babs and team had set up a tombola, a barbecue and a very popular "Frozen" themed bouncy castle. At Guide Bridge, Andy, Colin and helpers had the star attraction of Postman Pat and van. And some live music too! Postman Pat gave many a cheery wave to children. And to passing drivers and passengers of express trains passing through the station who no doubt looked surprised at an eight foot Postman Pat standing on the platform! Over at Hadfield and Glossop, teddy tagging was in full swing as the new Hunt the Teddy Trail was launched encouraging children to seek out hidden teddy bear pictures - two safely placed at each station. This certainly got the children travelling up and down the line! Where were Bernie and Babs?!! Roland and Winnie?!!
We appreciated the many favourable comments about the event and the cheery nature of guards and drivers who certainly entered the spirit of the occasion. Our thanks to Simon Brooks our Northern Line Manager for his interest and support and our station staff. Thanks also to Vicky Cropper, Community and Sustainability Manager Northern (Central), for inventing a colouring competition to go with the event.
A lot of fun was had by all and we hope our teddies and families will be back soon on our trains and stations!