News from Friends of Goostrey Station ….
Are you wanting some gentle exercise in the fresh air? Then look no further than Goostrey station – you’ll get a warm welcome from Friends of Goostrey Station!
We’re glad that we continue to make the station a pleasant place to visit and we’re extremely proud that our efforts have been recognised both locally and nationally. But it’s important that improvements continue to be made – and so we’re encouraging new people to join us. Volunteers of all ages are needed.
In December, we were delighted to welcome Ian Conway and his wife Cath to Goostrey. Ian volunteers with a group that supports the Lakes Line and Furness Railway, so he was interested to compare his experiences with ours. Cath was keen to see where, forty years ago, her father Richardson Irving worked with Frank Pointon – where they sold tickets, signalled the train to depart and cleaned the toilets. She was surprised that there were six employees when Goostrey station opened in 1891. But she told us that Richardson and Frank looked after the station so well, including tending the gardens on the ‘up side of the line’, that Goostrey featured in an article in the Cheshire Life magazine.
FoGS volunteers meet on the third Sunday of each month; the first session in 2023 is on 15th January. There’s a car park at the station, but you could choose greener transport by walking or cycling (there’s a new rack for your bike!). You may have noticed a smart new noticeboard at the entrance to platform one. It’s there to help us to publicise FoGS and Goostrey Art Studio more effectively. For more information, have a look at our website or contact our chair Dave Roberts on 07494 976779.