Thursday, 29 December 2011

The Avenue Playgroup

This months exhibition is by 'The Avenue Playgroup'. For close-up pictures and more information about them, please see our 'Crab and Winkle' page.

Thursday, 22 December 2011

A beautiful sonnet by Alex Toms, shortly appearing on Platform 1.

Solstice Lullaby

Two nights ago, our whole world changed. And now

your Father’s struggling to fit the car seat.

Little One, you’ve no idea how

half wild, I gripped the hospital’s white sheets,

or how my screams shattered the frozen night,

almost cracked the moon in two. When you were born,

I swear the earth stopped in its tracks, gold light

flooded the room, winter withdrew. At dawn

I held you in my arms, a tightly wrapped

Christmas gift, your card left blank, unwritten,

our journey together yet to be mapped.

Come, let’s take you home, let’s strap you in.

The stars are watching as we drive past.

When did the universe become so vast?

Alex is a Wivenhoe poet and has had several of her poems published. If you fancy reading more, you can find another in the new 'Poetry Wivenhoe 2011' collection.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011


Looking forward to the new platform 1 poem, penned by Alex Toms, which will (hopefully) be displayed before Christmas. Then there's the Avenue Playgroup display, which will go up in January. Enjoy Annie's work while you still can.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

December's writing

December's 'Words-Down-the-Line' is now available on the station.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Meeting the 'officials'.

The adoption team on Platform 2
Lucy Ainger (Community Rail Partnership) and Mark Tye (station Manager)

Sue and George wearing the latest in adopters 'accessories'.

Woolly Thoughts

The cabinets in the Booking Office, now have a display from community knitting group, 'Woolly Thoughts'. Contributors include Sylvia, Helen, Wendy, Jenny and Margie.

The group meet on a Wednesday morning in the shed behind the bookshop between 10-11.30, where they put the world to rights, while they knit. Anyone interested in joining the group can either ring 01206 824050 or visit the bookshop website for more details.