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summer planting

June 7, 2017 by janet   Comments (0)

Well, what weather we are having! One day its sunny and warm and the next its windy and wet..
It hasnt stopped us though. We have been given several trays of beautiful bedding plants by GWR, and after a couple of hours hard work on Tuesday this week, all plants are safely bedded.
All I can say is, I hope they havent been blown away by the stormy winds today.
I am sure that most people who use our lovely little station appreciate our efforts to keep it looking as nice as possible.

friends of penmere in action

May 23, 2017 by janet   Comments (0)

Can you believe its nearly June?
We have been trying to keep the station as tidy and colourful as we possibly can, though the heavy rain last week didnt help as it flattened quite a few of our flowers, although some of the early blooms were going over.
We are hoping to be planting some bedding plants in the next week or so.
We must try to keep our little station looking as lovely as possible as so many people appreciate our efforts.


January 9, 2013 by janet   Comments (0)

The Friends, together with our supporters, are very much looking forward to celebrating 20 years of custodianship of the small halt, on the Falmouth - Truro railway branchline in August. This fittingly coincides with celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of the opening of the line on 24th of August by the  Cornwall Railway.
Over the past 20 years, our small group of keen railway and gardening enthusiasts have dramatically changed what was once a rundown and very much... Read full post

Award winning Engine

October 1, 2012 by janet   Comments (0)

The "Friends of Penmere Station" are delighted to have come 2nd in the "Small Projects Category" Award of this year's Association of Community Rail Partnerships Competition.  The award in the form of a certificate and plaque was presented at the Gala Dinner held at 'The Steam Museum' Swindon. Friday 28th September. Two members of the group, David and Janet Peacock , travelled courtesy of First Great Western.
The groups garden engine 'Pendennis', was the centrepiece of the entry,... Read full post

Town Gardens Competition 2011

August 25, 2011 by janet   Comments (0)

Happy to report that despite a small setback the day before judging, Penmere Platform won Second place in Class 4a Commercial section in this years Town Gardens competition.
The Friends receive a lot of good feedback from passengers whilst they are gardening at Penmere Station and its nice to know our hard work is appreciated by so many.
The gardens and platform are still looking very colourful and the Friends are already starting to plan for next year.
A tidy up day is due at the end of... Read full post

Friends of Penmere Tidy Up Day

August 16, 2011 by janet   Comments (0)

Saturday 13th August stayed dry enough for the Friends to have a good tidy up.Brian Philpott provided some dahlias he had been growing and we successfully planted them.They should make a nice bit of colour next year.We also managed to sell a few herb plants to passing travellers and one or two holidaymakers. We hope to have another tidy up at the end of September,final date to be arranged later.

Friends of Penmere Missing Plants

July 30, 2011 by janet   Comments (0)

After much hard work put in by The Friends on Thursday 21st July tidying and strimming ready for Britain In Bloom Judging on 23rd, it was discovered on Friday 22nd that a lot of plants had been removed from the platform planter.It was looking really pretty when The Friends left Thursday afternoon so it was a great shock to see a lot of empty spaces where a great show of marigolds had been.Fortunately we were able to rearrange plants to fill in the gaps and we have to hope the judges the... Read full post

Friends of Penmere Fund Raiser

July 18, 2011 by janet   Comments (0)

Many thanks to all the kind visitors who came to support The Friends of Penmere Sales day on Saturday 9th July. We had a very successful day and managed to raise £106.32 which will enable us to purchase equipment to help us collect and store rainwater.
The gardens are looking very colourful at the moment but as the Britain in Bloom judging takes place Saturday 23rd July much tidying and strimming is needed over the next few days.