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National recognition for heritage railway signs

National recognition for heritage railway signs

Two heritage railway signs located at Handforth Station have been recognised as being of sufficient interest to warrant preservation. As part of their…
Handforth Station scoops another Best Kept Award

Handforth Station scoops another Best Kept Award

Handforth station picked up another award at the Cheshire Best Kept Stations Annual Award Evening attended by the Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire David Briggs…
Watercolour donated to Friends of Handforth Station

Watercolour donated to Friends of Handforth Station

The Friends of Handforth Station received an early birthday present on Tuesday, 3rd November, when the retired organiser of Cheshire Best Kept Station…
Another award to add to the collection at Handforth Station

Another award to add to the collection at Handforth Station

The Friends of Handforth Station have picked up another award to add to their growing collection. Last weekend they attended the 2015 Community Rail Awards…
Pupils fly the flag for Churchill

Pupils fly the flag for Churchill

A flag designed by pupils from St Benedict's Primary School is on display at Handforth station as part of their commemoration of Winston Churchill on…
Silhouettes exhibition commemorates Churchill

Silhouettes exhibition commemorates Churchill

As part of their commemorations to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Winston Churchill, the Friends of Handforth Station are hosting a "Silhouettes"…
Winston Churchill exhibition arrives at Handforth station

Winston Churchill exhibition arrives at Handforth station

As part of their commemoration of Winston Churchill on the 50th anniversary of his death and of the creation of the Churchill Travelling Fellowships,…
School's Tatton Flower Show garden installed at Handforth Station

School's Tatton Flower Show garden installed at Handforth Station

A garden created by 24 students from Wilmslow High School for the RHS Tatton Flower Show has been installed at Handforth Station. The 'Quarry Bank Mill'…
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Station friends to commemorate Winston Churchill

Station friends to commemorate Winston Churchill

Friends of Handforth Station are organising a number of activities to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of former Prime Minister Winston Churchill.…
Student's artwork on display at ticket office

Student's artwork on display at ticket office

Friends of Handforth Station, who recently won the Creative Partnership Award in The Cheshire Best Kept Stations competition, have launched their latest…
It's no tail - Handforth Station goes Manx

It's no tail - Handforth Station goes Manx

The Isle of Man boasts a unique mix of rail modes with a steam railway, a tram-style electric railway, Snaefell Mountain Railway and a horse-drawn tramway…
A Platform for Art

A Platform for Art

Over the years Friends of Handforth Station have brought more and more art onto the platforms at Handforth. Dean Oaks Primary School has installed a series…
Handforth scoops a best kept station award

Handforth scoops a best kept station award

Handforth Station has won an award at the 12th Annual Awards Evening for Cheshire Best Kept Stations. Over 200 guests attended the awards evening on Tuesday…
Groups come together to further enhance Handforth Station

Groups come together to further enhance Handforth Station

With the help of Community Payback and 1st Handforth Scout Group, Friends of Handforth Station have planted a new garden to make the station a more attractive…
Handforth Station flies the flag for WW1 centenary

Handforth Station flies the flag for WW1 centenary

Friends of Handforth Station have teamed up with St Benedict's Catholic Primary School to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. Year 6 pupils,…
Campaign for better station access takes a step forward

Campaign for better station access takes a step forward

George Osborne MP has pledged to support an appeal for improved access to platforms at Handforth Station. The station is currently blighted by 35 steps…
Crowning glory for Handforth Station

Crowning glory for Handforth Station

The 2nd June marks the 60th anniversary of the Queen's Coronation at Westminster Abbey and Handforth Station is marking the event by flying a new flag…