Archive for May, 2016


Rest in Peace, Marion

May 21, 2016



Marion Bainbridge

May 15, 2016

FoWS are greatly saddened to read of the untimely passing of Marion Bainbridge, whom many passengers will fondly remember as our ticket office clerk from 2006 until her retirement in 2011. Marion’s bubbly personality, her  customer-focused service, and the pride with which she ran the station made her a hugely popular personality at Walkden, and also at Eccles where she worked previously. Marion was also very supportive of FoWS as we established our group.

Everyone at FoWS extends our sincere condolences to Marion’s family.



Station tidy up

May 9, 2016

A peoris in bloom on the platform

Thanks to our small band of volunteers who gave up a couple of hours on Sunday morning to weed the planters and flower beds, and plant some new flowers to plug a few gaps where plants had died off or been damaged.

We also litter-picked the streets outside the station  … although it was disappointing to see a fresh collection of sweet wrappers and crisp packets blowing down Park Road this evening 😦


Bamboo and some newly planted flowers



White daffofils, helebores and bluebells on the Manchester platform



AGM Guests – update

May 9, 2016

Unfortunately Northern’s Andy Lowe and Paul Salveson are unable to attend our AGM tomorrow as planned due to other commitments.

Our guest speaker Karen Booth, plus Owain Roberts from Transport for Greater Manchester, Fay Flatt from Salford Council’s Neighbourhood Team, and the artist Mark Mennell are still attending.

We hope that you are too  🙂


AGM on Tuesday

May 6, 2016

A reminder that our AGM takes place this Tuesday at 7.30pm in the Legion Club on Wilfred Road.

We’re delighted to welcome special guests from Northern, Transport for Greater Manchester, Salford’s Neighbourhood team, and Worsley Civic Trust and there will be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions.

Our FOWS AGM 2016 Agenda. Why not come along to find out more and help us improve our station !


Enjoy the Bridgewater Canal

May 6, 2016

Salford City Council and the Est1761 project have arranged a programme of walks and events taking place along the Bridgewater Canal from Worsley to Monton this summer.

Download the Est1761MaytoAugust2016 or check the Est1761 website for details of walks themed around history and nature, health walks, family fun, local festivals and fairs …


Celebrate the Queen’s Birthday at Hindley station’s Garden P

May 6, 2016

Queens BirthdayOur good friends at beautiful Hindley station are holding a public picnic to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday on Saturday June 11th from 2pm to 6pm.

See the Friends of Hindley Station website for more details.