Group of friends who volunteer to maintain the gardens and platform at Penmere station Falmouth.

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Report for 2014

December 15, 2014 by janet   Comments (0)

It has been another hectic and hardworking but enjoyable and ultimately rewarding year for the 'Friends'.
In early April doubleheaded steam made a very welcome appearance at the station again, with the passing of the 'Great Britain V11', a week long nationwide annual excursion, the 2nd day of which ran from Falmouth-Bristol ,hauled by  West Country Class 'Braunton' and ex GWR Castle class 'Nunney'. They looked a fine sight on the 13 coach train.  Hope that it happens again before too... Read full post

Competition time again! We emerge with two Awards.

November 3, 2014 by janet   Comments (0)

'The Friends' are delighted to have been awarded Certificates in different floral competitions, South West in Bloom and Cornwall in Bloom for 2014.
We gained 'Outstanding' in the RHS South West in Bloom 'In your Neighbourhood' category  Awards and were presented with the certificate by the Mayor of Falmouth, John Body.
On Thursday 30th October, 4 of the 'Friends' attended the Awards evening for Cornwall in Bloom in Truro, picking up a Full Bloom Award in the category of Gardens and Green... Read full post

2014 - A New Year!

May 13, 2014 by janet   Comments (0)

'The Friends' anticipate another busy and active year ahead with plenty of planting and refreshing of tubs and flowerbeds.  We are helping the Royal Horticultural Society celebrate it's 50th Anniversary with it's "Growing for Gold" project this year.  Sunflower seeds supplied free by the Society have been sown in a tub on the platform.  Also some have been brought on in tubs to be planted in other areas of the station.
Having received a grant of £170 from Falmouth... Read full post

Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP) Awards - 2012

September 12, 2012 by janet   Comments (0)

The Friends of Penmere Station are very pleased and excited to have been shortlisted in the 'Small Projects Award' category of this years Association of Community Railway Partnership (ACoRP) Awards competition for 2012.
The Gala Dinner and Awards presentation evening is taking place at STEAM Railway Museum, Swindon on Friday 28th September.
The station adoption group entry, titled 'Project Pendennis', is the garden engine designed, built and painted by a group of Pendennis Shipyard... Read full post

Visit from Rail Minister

September 10, 2012 by janet   Comments (0)

The Friends were please to welcome the Right Honourable Theresa Villers MP to the station as part of a branch line visit on Wednesday 6th June.