A new piece of artwork featuring a map of the village has been installed at Alderley Edge Station.
Kelvin Briggs, chair of Alderley Edge Station Volunteer Group, commissioned Manchester-based freelance illustrator, mural artist and serial map doodler Dave Gee to put pen to paper to create a map of Alderley Edge village with the addition of some surrounding iconic landmarks.
Dave has produced maps of towns and cities across the UK and abroad in his signature monochrome linear style, including a mural at The Ryleys School which captured the interest of the station group.
On Friday 16 December, Dave met with Kelvin and Sarah Morgan and John Kenny from the Crewe to Manchester Community Rail Partnership (who part-funded the project) to view the finished digital artwork in position on Platform 1 at the station.
Kelvin said: “The new work adds to our Platform 1 art collection. It’s the first time any of Dave’s works have appeared on a station platform. We have had great interest in the village doodle from passengers and local people, and we have plenty of exciting plans for more art works and gardening projects in 2023.
“We will be hosting gardening and tidying sessions on the third Saturday morning of the month at 10am starting in January, and welcome new volunteers to help from time to time for an hour or so. No specialist skills required, just lots of enthusiasm and a desire to make a positive change in our village.”
Keep up to date with future events and projects from Alderley Edge Station Volunteer Group via Twitter. If you are interested in volunteering and helping to grow pride in the station, you can contact Kelvin on firstname.lastname@example.org.