One of the issues raised through the Community District Plan consultation was of the need to improve Hadlow Road Station. Consequently the Residents’ Society has established an independent ‘Friends’ group which will work with Cheshire West and Chester Council to develop this local amenity. Legal matters such as the constitution and relationship with the Council have been agreed and a committee has been formed.
The group has developed a list of improvements that need to be done which can be seen by clicking here: Improvement list. The group also holds regular community clear up days. If you would like to become involved, either as a volunteer or committee member, please contact Chris Hampshire on 0151 327 4511.
Future meetings of the Friends Group are on 2nd October and 4th December 2017 at 7.30pm at Willaston Memorial Hall.
Volunteers get active during a clear up day
Did You Know?
- The Hooton to West Kirby railway opened on 1st October 1866;
- Passenger services stopped on 17th September 1956 but it continued to be used for freight until 7th May 1962;
- The station is designated by English Heritage as a Grade II listed building;
- The Wirral Way, from Hooton to West Kirby is 12 miles long.
The Station Cafe
On two Sundays each month, the Friends of Hadlow Road Station operate a cafe at the station where you can buy light refreshments, bacon butties and cake. For details of the next opening, go to our home page.
The signal box was used as Santa’s Grotto for the first time in 2015 and again on Sunday 11th December 2016. Over 120 children met Santa and his Elves through the afternoon. Visitors also enjoyed entertainment from the Chester Brass Band and Simon le Barber, along with face painting and traction engine rides.
To see an audio-visual of the 2016 event, click here.
To see an audio-visual of the 2015 event, click here.
Thanks to Martin Eves for the productions of the audio-visuals.
The next Santa’s Grotto will take place on Sunday 10th December 2017 from 12.30pm to 4pm.
On 1st October 2016, the Friends put on an event to celebrate 150 Years of the opening of the station. The event was opened by Justin Madders MP and included visits by Victorian travellers, Mersey Morris Men and the Chester Brass Band.
To see an audio-visual of the event, click here.
Signal Box Re-opening
The structural and safety work which has been required for some time to refurbish the signal box is now complete. The Friends of Hadlow Road Station Society had a “re-opening ceremony” at the station on Sunday 27th September 2015. To see the audio visual of the event, click here.
To view minutes of meetings and updates, click on the links below:
To view other documents, click on the links below:
To keep up to date with activities at Hadlow Road Station, link into the facebook site by clicking here.