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Handforth Station celebrates midsummer in Swedish style

Handforth Station celebrates midsummer in Swedish style

Handforth Station, which has long prided itself on its international flavour – from its collection of station signs from abroad to its twinning…
Crew called to fire at station ticket office

Crew called to fire at station ticket office

Firefighters were called to a report of a fire at Handforth Railway Station at around 8.45am this morning. (Saturday, 22nd June). On arrival at Station…
Passengers greeted by latest art installation

Passengers greeted by latest art installation

The latest artworks to adorn Handforth Station were officially opened when 15 young people from the local SK9 youth group, passengers, funders, Friend…
On track for better access after 22 year campaign

On track for better access after 22 year campaign

Following a 22 year campaign to make Handforth Station more accessible to all passengers, it has been announced today (Thursday, 4th April) that the station…
Art exhibition diverts to Handforth Library

Art exhibition diverts to Handforth Library

The latest exhibition on track for the Friends of Handforth Station's "Platform for Art" has been diverted and is now on display at Handforth library.…
Funding bid to take 20-year campaign a step forward

Funding bid to take 20-year campaign a step forward

Having campaigned for nearly 20 years, the Friends of Handforth now have the support of their MP to make Handforth Station accessible to everyone. Earlier…
The soldiers return to Handforth

The soldiers return to Handforth

In 2014, local artist Christine Wilcox-Baker created an installation titled "Reflections" to commemorate the start of World War 1 with the soldiers going…
Campaign for better access takes a big step forward

Campaign for better access takes a big step forward

For almost 20 years, the Friends of Handforth Station have been campaigning for better access to the station for everyone - whether they be wheelchair…
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Reader's Letter: Handforth Station: Art, Flowers or Access?

Reader's Letter: Handforth Station: Art, Flowers or Access?

Handforth Station: Art, Flowers or Access? A question often asked at Handforth Station is "Why does Friends of Handforth Station (FoHS) spend so much…
Brownies get green fingers at Handforth Station

Brownies get green fingers at Handforth Station

4th Handforth Brownies carried out a spot of gardening during a recent visit to Handforth Station. The Brownies, helpers and leaders were as given a tour…
Handforth Station gets an international twin

Handforth Station gets an international twin

The Friends of Handforth Station celebrated their international twinning with a ceremonial flag hoisting at the station on Tuesday, 1st May. The group…
Handforth Station awarded for its work with young people

Handforth Station awarded for its work with young people

Handforth Station was amongst the winners at the 15th Cheshire Best Kept Stations Awards evening held on Tuesday 23rd January. The Friends of Handforth…
Schoolchildren's festive art on display at Handforth Station

Schoolchildren's festive art on display at Handforth Station

Following the much praised Christmas "stained glass" windows display by St Benedict's Catholic Primary School last Christmas, the Friends of Handforth…
Flying the flag for conservation

Flying the flag for conservation

Friends of Handforth Station chose 'Conservation' as the theme for their 21st year and asked local schools to design a flag to fly at the station. Rainbow…
Friends of Handforth Station shortlisted for two national awards

Friends of Handforth Station shortlisted for two national awards

The Friends of Handforth Station are delighted to have been shortlisted for two National Community Rail Awards. Mike Bishop, Founder of Friends of Handforth…
Station exhibition showcases student's talent

Station exhibition showcases student's talent

The Friends of Handforth Station, now entering their 21st year, are hosting a fourth exhibition in their gallery. The 'Art in a Box' gallery, created…
Lucky for some as Handforth Station scoops 13th award

Lucky for some as Handforth Station scoops 13th award

Friends of Handforth Station picked up the 2016 Cheshire Best Kept Station Award at the 14th annual awards evening last week. Held on Tuesday 10th January,…