Friends of Handforth Station announce exhibition of Station Connections artwork

The inauguration team.

The Friends of Handforth Station (FoHS) are delighted to announce an exhibition of Station Connections artwork that forms a trail through Handforth Village centre.

The pictures, by local artist Eamonn Murphy, reflect the style of the UK’s classic travel posters of the 1920s and 1930s. They celebrate places of interest accessible from railway stations in Greater Manchester and Cheshire, many of which are included in the Wilmslow and Handforth area.

The artworks were commissioned by the Crewe to Manchester Community Rail Partnership (CRP), the local community rail association to which FoHS belongs. The pictures have been exhibited for several weeks at Crewe Heritage Centre, and are now on display in Handforth until 11th September.

The exhibition takes the form of a trail linking more than 25 display sites within the village of Handforth, and leaflets illustrating the trail are now available from several of Handforth’s public buildings. A sneak preview of some of the pictures can also be found on the Station Connections website.

One of the pieces of art along the Trail.

Mark Barker, Chair of the Crewe to Manchester CRP, said: “Eamonn Murphy has created some truly iconic images of the communities on the Crewe to Manchester line. It is great to see these images on display at so many businesses and public buildings in Handforth, and it will be a pleasure touring round them to enjoy the artwork.”

Mike Bishop, President of FoHS, added: “We are also running a competition for people to win one of several exciting prizes. For more details, pick up a leaflet and a competition entry form from the station, the library or the youth centre – or visit the Handforth Village Art Trail on our website.”

The pictures in Handforth Library.