Makeover Day 2022

A huge โœจTHANK YOUโœจ to all those that turned out to make the Welwyn Garden City station Makeover Day a grand success. It was so lovely to be able to bring everyone together for the first time since 2019. The All Aboarders volunteers were joined by GTR & Network rail staff, local councillors, rotary clubContinue reading “Makeover Day 2022”

Join our Makeover Day

Have you wondered about volunteering with us, or wanted to find out what it was like? Join us on the 29th June at the WGC Station for a session to enjoy the gardens, a spot of gardening and light refreshments. This follows from a successful makeover day in 2019 which saw a great turnout, lotsContinue reading “Join our Makeover Day”

Christmas Tree Festival ๐ŸŽ„

The All Aboarders have once again entered the Christmas Tree Festival hosted by St Francis Church, WGC. Our Tree is entitled “On Track for Christmas” and is decorated with recycled items such as train tickets & pine cones Please come along to support the event if you can – Saturday 5th Dec 12-6pmSunday 6th DecContinue reading “Christmas Tree Festival ๐ŸŽ„”

Pruning Session

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”

Outing to Hatfield House

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”

Photo Display at WGC Station

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 1980โ€™s. Colin Bifield, AAContinue reading “Photo Display at WGC Station”

Pride Month ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ

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 ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ”

A Surprise Visit

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”

Spring at the Station

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”