Penmere Station friends welcome special guest

12 Jun, 2018
The Friends of Penmere Station welcome their special guest (l-r): Julia, Josh, Steve, Dan, John and Phyllis.


The Friends of Penmere Station, on the Falmouth-Truro branch line (The Maritime Line), were very pleased to welcome Julia Foyle, the granddaughter of Leonard Grose, one of two British Railway employees, who manned the small halt from 1945-1968.

Julia, who is on holiday in Falmouth was invited along by the group of volunteers to help plant up a rose bed with a plaque affixed dedicated to Mr. Grose.

As well as Station duties, Leonard involved himself in creating railway award winning gardens at Penmere, his endeavours have been recognised and for the past twenty-five years, been carried on by the “Friends”.

Julia said “that it was fun and that she was glad to be able to play a small part in your great project. You are doing an amazing job”.

To celebrate the quarter of a century landmark the enthusiastic and active railway group are holding a “Party on the Platform”on Saturday 25th August, 10:00am to 5pm.

As well as recognising the multi award winning achievements and success over the years, this will be a good way of thanking the community for their valued support.

There will be various stalls including a Mission to Seafarers table, a railwayana display, book sales and a mini steam traction engine in the car park. Cake and refreshments will also be provided.

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