Walkden gets a spring clean from Jet CleanMarch 1, 2009
Walkden’s historic entrance today received a deep spring clean thanks to local pressure-cleaning specialists Jet Clean.
Working for over 5 hours the team jet washed the bricks and stonework around the doorway, the floor of the porch, the station’s street signs, and the first three steps of the lower stairway.
The difference is dramatic – the original cream and pink colours of the ornamental bricks and sandstone are shining through and the floor of the porch looks brand new. The first three steps and the lower three grey sandstone blocks to the right of the entrance clearly show the extent of the improvement when compared to their neighbours.
The work was carried out with full regard to the Health and Safety regulations that surround any kind of work at a railway station, with a lookout posted on the pavement to ensure passers-by were not inconvenienced.
Tony Williams of Jet Clean said “I live locally and when the community asked for some help I wanted to do what I could”. FOWS are extremely grateful to Jet Clean for performing this work free of charge.
FOWS also wish to thank Bill Robison and Chris Ingham of Northern Rail for their help in securing Network Rail’s permission for the clean up to go ahead.