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Handforth youngsters “excited” by rail travel

The Friends of Handforth Station (FoHS) promoted the railway to “excited” local youngsters as they continue to develop their community engagement work.

Two members of the station adoption group, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2021, attended the regular meeting of the 1st Handforth Beavers group to tell them about the work they do.

After telling the young people about the artwork projects they are involved in and their activities to make the station as welcoming as possible, FoHS ran a quiz for the 25 six-to-eight year olds and their leaders, and were delighted that several of the group got 10 out of 10 for their knowledge of Handforth and Handforth Station.

The evening finished with a discussion around the FoHS entry for this year’s Handforth Scarecrow Festival. The Beavers contributed by suggesting the many reasons why they liked trains, and why they liked living in Handforth, and FoHS plan to decorate their entry with some of the reasons and phrases suggested.

Hugh Everett, secretary of FoHS, said: “It was lovely to hear the enthusiastic comments from the children; many of them are clearly very excited by trains and the idea of train travel. A fundamental objective of FoHS is to engage with the rest of the local community, and we’re doing that through schools, through groups such as the Beavers, and through our open meetings.”

Find out more about the work of Friends of Handforth Station on their website here.