Tuesday, 7 May 2013

A wonderful community event

During an exceptionally hot and strangely sunny Bank Holiday, the station 150th Anniversary was attended by hundreds of cheery well-wishers, many in Victorian dress. Aaron and Brita had got the station looking spick and span - not a cobweb in site.

The station and garden looked beautiful dressed in bunting. In the ticket hall the special anniversary quilt by Wivenhoe Quilters looked stunning.

The commemorative plaque was unveiled by Mayor Penny, after an introduction by Operations manager, Stuart.

The special bookmarks and Words Down the Line leaflets disappeared like hot cakes, as did the goodies that The Community Railway Partnership gave out.

The exhibitions of ancient luggage, milk floats, poetry, artwork and photographs all added to the special atmosphere.

The Station Pub car park was full of antiquated stalls and the pub was buzzing, with the barmaids beautifully decked out in burlesque attire...

A wonderful community wvent