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.
Below: Volunteers get active during a clear up day
To read an article about the closure of the Hooton – West Kirby railway line, written in the WRC (Wirral Railway Circle) Journal of 1976-77, click: Closure Hooton – West Kirby 1956.
On two Sundays each month, the Friends of Hadlow Road Station operate a community pop-up café at the station where you can buy light refreshments, bacon butties and cake. For details of the next café date, look on the home page.
150 children meet Santa and his Elves through the afternoon. Visitors also enjoy entertainment, along with face painting and traction engine rides. FHRS volunteers put in over 600 hours on this event each year. Unfortunately, this event was cancelled in 2020 and a reduced version has been delivered since. This event requires pre-booking so keep an eye on our website and other media as tickets sell out fast.
Thanks to Martin Eves for the productions of the audio-visuals.
A successful event was held which included entertainment, poetry reading and ended with a poignant exchange of gifts and handshakes between Cllr Myles Hogg, former Deputy Mayor of Ellesmere Port and Erik Fritz, Mayor of Sickenhausen.
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.
The structural and safety work which had been required for some time to refurbish the signal box was undertaken and the Friends held a “re-opening ceremony” at the station on Sunday 27th September 2015.
For brief videos of the work being done on the trolley, click here and here.
The South platform has been extended and replanted.
The tracks have been relaid with the support from apprentices from National Rail.
Signs have been restored and replaced.
On 4th June 2019, Friends of Hadlow Road Station (FHRS) was recognised by Cheshire West Voluntary Action and were awarded the ‘Friends of Group winners 2019’ for Cheshire West.
In 2022, Friends of Hadlow Road Station won two awards from Britain in Bloom North West/Royal Horticultural Society. These were the In Your Neighbourhood, Level 5 (Outstanding) Award and the Heritage Award, which was voted the best entry from over 600 nominations.
13th February 2017 Summary Notes
January 2015 Hadlow Road Station Review
2December 2014 Minutes of Inaugural Meeting of Friends of Hadlow Road Station
To keep up to date with activities at Hadlow Road Station, link into the facebook site by clicking here.