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Friends of Handforth Station celebrate 25 years of activity

Friends of Handforth Station celebrate 25 years of activity

The Friends of Handforth Station (FoHS) are about to celebrate their 25th Anniversary. They were the very first "Friends of a Station" group in the UK…
Handforth Scouts build planters at Handforth Station

Handforth Scouts build planters at Handforth Station

The 1st Handforth Scouts have built and installed two new planters at Handforth Station. All four of the planters can be seen behind the fence on the…
Friends awarded for commitment to make Handforth Station accessible for all

Friends awarded for commitment to make Handforth Station accessible for all

The Friends of Handforth Station (FoHS) have been presented with a Special Award by the Cheshire Best Kept Stations (CBKS) organisation, Mark Barker,…
Fun with Fungi at Handforth Station

Fun with Fungi at Handforth Station

For the next few months, the ceramic fungi can be seen in the Art In A Box display managed by the Friends of Handforth Station (FoHS). The artwork comes…
Quiz challenges your knowledge of Handforth Station

Quiz challenges your knowledge of Handforth Station

The Friends of Handforth Station are delighted that Northern Trains (who are responsible for Handforth Station) have given permission for them to run…
Handforth residents practice their sign language during daily walk

Handforth residents practice their sign language during daily walk

A new sign has been put up at Handforth Station, thanks to a partnership with a sensory loss charity and the Friends of Handforth Station (FoHS). Those…
Children's colourful art displays a serious message

Children's colourful art displays a serious message

The children at Wilmslow Academy have created a recycled underwater aquarium to inhabit the "Art In A Box" exhibition at Handforth train station. The…
Friends of Handforth Station recognised with special award

Friends of Handforth Station recognised with special award

The Cheshire Best Kept Stations Awards have gone virtual for its 18th Awards Evening because of the pandemic with an award being presented to Handforth…
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Flying the flag for local charity

Flying the flag for local charity

The Friends of Handforth Station (FoHS) were delighted to cement yet another partnership with a local community group, when they raised a new flag following…
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…