Friends of Glossop Station are saddened to announce the death of Eric Pass, one of the founder members of the group.
Eric began his work at the station in 2008 under the umbrella of Glossop Environmental Trust. His first shared project was the creation of a garden adjacent to the station building on Howard Street. Following the successful completion of this project the Friends of Glossop Station was formed.
It is fair to say that Eric had a hand in all subsequent infrastructure projects including the creation of nine indoor flower boxes, shelving for the station’s storage areas and buying and anchoring in the platform tubs.
With a background in the building trade Eric had the necessary skills to tackle big projects. In 2019 he led the group in the installation of support poles for the sleepers, forming the Embankment Garden. This task was hugely demanding in terms of voluntary manpower but the quality of the workmanship earned the respect of both Network Rail and Northern.
Eric was also highly involved in the Friends’ Christmas events – putting the tree up at the station in December was very much Eric’s job! And he introduced the folk group SPINDRIFT to play at these events.
Neil Williams of Friends of Glossop Station said, ‘Eric was an unassuming and hard-working member of the Friends group. His skills and knowledge of building and gardening helped us in so many ways. He will be very much missed by us all. In discussion with his wife Ann and family we hope to plant something in Eric’s memory in one of our two gardens.’