In preparation for some exciting work to install new bed edging we decided to give the larger shrubs, hedges and trees on platform 3/4 North some dedicated pruning. Within 2 hours we had generated 19 bags of green waste – a new record! All that hard work was rewarded with coffee at Marchio’s cafe onContinue reading “Pruning Session”
Last week the All Aboarders volunteers took a trip to visit the gardens at Hatfield House. We chose to visit on a Thursday as the usually private East Garden can be accessed that day. A number of us took advantage of the quick train from Welwyn Garden City and then started the day with aContinue reading “Outing to Hatfield House”
The All Aboarders have installed a display of heritage photos in the Waiting Room on Platform 3 at WGC Station. A display of 12 photos includes different views of the main station from soon after it was opened in 1926 to the when the Booking Hall was demolished in the late 1980’s. Colin Bifield, AAContinue reading “Photo Display at WGC Station”
The GTR properties team paid WGC station a visit to install a special feature to celebrate LGBT+ Pride this month. The bench surrounding the raised bed on platforms 1/2 North has been painted with the the rainbow flag colours to boldly show support for the community from GTR, WGC station staff and volunteers. After aContinue reading “Pride Month 🏳️🌈”
During a regular Thursday work party in May the team were delighted to have a visitor. Jenny Saunders the GTR Customer Service Director happened to be passing through WGC station so stopped to chat and show her appreciation. We would like to thank Jenny for taking the time to engage with us and for herContinue reading “A Surprise Visit”
As coronavirus restrictions ease we are able to resume gardening once more in small groups. We were pleased to find spring flowers in abundance and fresh growth peeping through. The tulip and hyacinth bulbs were donated by Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council as surplus stock. The teams pruned and weeded the beds ready for new plantingContinue reading “Spring at the Station”
As part of the online Community Rail Awards, the Bard of Barnsley – Ian McMillan – composed a poem which captures the spirit of community rail.
As we go through the winter months and gardening takes backstage there is an opportunity to think about how we can help to improve the station in other ways. We are delighted with the transformation of the Waiting Room on Platform 3 now that the Heritage and Interpretation Posters are in place.
A very happy new year to all our volunteers, sponsors and supporters! I wish health and happiness to all during these trying times. In the tradition of twelfth night the WGC station Christmas decorations have been put away and the tree put outside.. No, not to the kerbside for the wood chipper, but planted inContinue reading “Twelfth Night”
Lynda Cowan looks back at 2020 for the All Aboarders. What a year it has been. Despite the setbacks, gardening continued at the station within the restrictions and with just one lengthy break between March and July so passengers and staff were still able to enjoy our efforts. Our AGM in February was well attended.Continue reading “2020 in Review”