A huge ✨THANK YOU✨ 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. Andrew Chillingsworth, GTR Community Engagement Officer, joined us and said of the day: It was greatContinue reading “Makeover Day 2022”
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”
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”
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.
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”