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Work parties back on track

Work parties back on track

The Friends of Handforth Station (FoHS) have re-started regular work parties under strict Covid-19 guidelines. At the end of 2019 and prior to lockdown…
Artists invited to get involved with designing the new station

Artists invited to get involved with designing the new station

Friends of Handforth Station are still very hopeful that Network Rail will be installing new lifts at the station in 2022 and if government restrictions…
Hospice spreads its message with platform of art

Hospice spreads its message with platform of art

As they continue to plan for the installation of lifts to enable Access For All, the Friends of Handforth Station (FoHS) are working with many groups…
Handforth Station displays stories from the homeless

Handforth Station displays stories from the homeless

Handforth Train Station is currently exhibiting a unique collection of personally handwritten poetry from the homeless community living on the streets…
Commuters greeted with gifts on Valentines Day

Commuters greeted with gifts on Valentines Day

Commuters traveller into Wilmslow and Handforth are greeted on Friday, 14th February, with a group of people who had gathered to show. their support of…
Handforth scoops award at Cheshire Best Kept Stations

Handforth scoops award at Cheshire Best Kept Stations

Handforth station has scooped an award at the 17th Cheshire Best Kept Stations Awards Evening held on Tuesday 28th January. Handforth were presented the…
Monthly work parties to spruce up local station

Monthly work parties to spruce up local station

A group of volunteers are launching regular get togethers throughout the year to held keep their local station looking clean and attractive. Friends of…
Schoolchildren plant bulbs for a springtime floral display

Schoolchildren plant bulbs for a springtime floral display

After several days of almost continuous rain, some Handforth school children took advantage of a sunny day on Friday 29th November to enjoy a gardening…
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Schoolchildren light up Handforth station for Christmas

Schoolchildren light up Handforth station for Christmas

Friends of Handforth Station have this year called upon St Benedict's Catholic Primary School to design and create a vibrant art display to bring colour…
Youngsters help Handforth Station to commemorate Remembrance Day

Youngsters help Handforth Station to commemorate Remembrance Day

Every year, the Friends of Handforth Station adorn the platforms and ticket office with poppies to mark the occasion. This year, many youngsters from…
Vintage sign installed at Handforth Station

Vintage sign installed at Handforth Station

A newly-installed 1950s era Running In board was unveiled at Handforth Station on Saturday, 19th October. The large sign showing the name of the railway…
Further recognition for Friends of Handforth Station at national awards

Further recognition for Friends of Handforth Station at national awards

Every year, the Association of Community Rail Partnerships organises a major competition to reward the best ideas and actions at stations throughout the…
Commemorative bench unveiled for friend of Handforth Station

Commemorative bench unveiled for friend of Handforth Station

Many friends of Steve Nash who died a year ago gathered at Handforth Station last week to commemorate Steve Nash who was treasurer of Friends of Handforth…
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…
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…
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…