Cheshire East Award 2016

Cheshire East Award 2016

Celebrating 20 years of the Friends Group

Celebrating 20 years of the Friends Group

Volunteers at work

Volunteers at work

Campaigning for Access for All

Campaigning for Access for All

Congratulations from Prince Charles

Congratulations from Prince Charles

The Network Rail Award 2015

The Network Rail Award 2015

The Creative Partnership Working Award 2014

The Creative Partnership Working Award 2014

Over by Christmas at Handforth

Over by Christmas at Handforth

Cheshire East Award 2013

Cheshire East Award 2013

The Diamond Jubilee Award 2012

The Diamond Jubilee Award 2012

Handforth Railway Station

Handforth Railway Station

The Rotary Gardens at Handforth Station

The Rotary Gardens at Handforth Station

Handforth Railway Station : On the Manchester to Crewe Line via Stockport, Alderley Edge, Wilmslow and Sandbach

  • Two Floors of Interactive Exhibits  
    Hat Works Museum 

    The UK's only museum dedicated to the hatting industry, hats and headwear ....

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  • Your perfect day out in Cheshire 
    Tatton Park Gardens 

    Visit one of Cheshire's largest Visitors with over 100 events per year ....

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  • An Outstanding Day out in Cheshire 
    Lion Salt Works 

    Now open to the public after a £10m restoration and voted the UKs best heritage project  ....

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  • Scything Workshop 
    Marbury Country Park 
    1st July 2017 

    This heritage skill is so environmentally friendly and is increasingly being used by the likes of stately homes and local authorities ....

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  • Dawn Chorus Walk 
    Northwich Woodlands 
    13th May 2017 

    Join FoAM’s birding experts for this ever popular event for everyone interested in birds ....

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  • Community Fun Day 
    Vickersway Park 
    29th July 2017 - 30th July 2017 

    Join in the Fun with the whole community at Vickersway Park ....

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Handforth Railway Station

Handforth Railway Station is a Cheshire Best Kept Station.

In 2016 Handforth Railway Station won the Cheshire East Award. It also won this award in 2013.

It was named Cheshire's Best Kept Station in both 2009 and 2005.

Previous awards have include:

             -  the Network Rail Award

             -  the Creative Partnership Working Award in 2014

             -  the Diamond Jubilee Award in 2012

             -  the Big Society Award in 2011

             -  the Tidiest Station Award in 2010

             -  the ACoRP Award in 2007

             -  the Roberts Bakery Special Award in 2006

             -  the Macclesfield Borough Council Award in 2004.

             -  a Commendation in 2003

The station is tended by the Friends of Handforth Station.

On 4th February 2010 Prince Charles paid a whistlestop visit to Handforth Station aboard the newly built LNER 60163 Tornado which was hauling the Royal Train.

Prince Charles had an opportunity to meet Mike Bishop, complement the work done at the station and congratulate the Friends Group on being Cheshire's Best Kept Station 2010.

The Friends Group was established in 1996, when the station was a shadow of its former self. 

It has received sponsorship from the Crewe to Manchester Community Rail Partnership, Northern, Cheshire East Council, Giffords, Rotary, Manchester Airport and other local businesses and organisations.

About Handforth Railway Station:

Handforth Railway Station is on the Manchester to Crewe Line via Stockport, Alderley Edge, Wilmslow and Sandbach.

Handforth Railway Station is managed by Northern - Telephone: 0800 200 60 60.

For more details regarding Handforth Railway Station - Visit Cheshire by Train from the above toolbar.

Cheshire Best Kept Stations is supported by Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire East, Cheshire Crimebeat, Northern Rail, Vigin Trains and Network Rail