Station friends get their hands dirty

Friends of Sowerby Bridge Railway Station got stuck in at the Royal Horticultural Society's Dig Together day
Friends of Sowerby Bridge Railway Station got stuck in at the Royal Horticultural Society's Dig Together day

FRIENDS of Sowerby Bridge Railway Station dug into a gardening challenge to spruce up its surroundings.

The voluntary group was taking part in the Royal Horticultural Society’s Dig Together day.

Members worked together to develop a newly-adopted piece of land at the entrance to the station car park, in preparation for planting flowers and shrubs.

The group aims to attract wildlife back to the area and create a gateway to the town for visitors and residents.

It also hopes to secure a donation from a local business to erect a large millstone grit welcome stone.

The event was attended by Halifax MP Linda Riordan and councillor David Draycott (Lab, Sowerby Bridge).

Chris Wright, of the group, said “We feel that this event has been a tremendous success and delivers a small part of our overall aim, which is to breathe new life into Sowerby Bridge railway station and to attract more visitors and custom to the town.

“We were especially pleased that our local MP was able to support this event.”

Anyone wanting to join the group can contact Mr Wright on 07850 822590.