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Walkden gets a spring clean from Jet Clean

March 1, 2009
The algae-covered station sign before cleaning

The algae-covered station sign before ...

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.

... and after

... and after

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.

The porch floor is glistening clean for the first time in years

The porch floor is glistening clean for the first time in years

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.

Members of the Jet Clean team prepare to start work at Walkden

Members of the Jet Clean team prepare to start work at Walkden

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2 comments

  1. Great new website look, I especially like the signal box pages.


  2. Thanks for the feedback Danny, I’m really pleased you like it.



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