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Walkden gets Spruced-Up for Summer !


Walkden platform before weeding by FOWS

The platform before weeding (no – this isn’t the disused section of platform !) …

Walkden platform after weeding by FOWS

… and after.

FOWS gardener at work on the Wigan platform flowerbed

FOWS gardener at work on the Wigan platform flowerbed

Members of FOWS have been busy tidying up the station’s appearance for our long-overdue summer.

An FOWS weeding party has removed the weeds, thistles, and grass that were taking over the open area of the platform around the steel planters – the pictures show what a difference this has made.

Both flower beds have received attention, with weeds removed and some new plants – primarily petunias and a holly – filling the gaps left by theft and dying plants (some dying off naturally, others killed by the acidic donations of passengers confusing the flower beds with a urinal).

Meanwhile the platform canopy repainting undertaken by Network Rail is continuing – it’s taking longer than expected but is shaping up to look very smart indeed when complete.

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  1. […] Friends of Walkden Station’s Weblog News and views about the campaign to improve Walkden station « Who’s been Busy with our Lizzies ? Walkden gets Spruced-Up for Summer ! July 30, 2008 FOWS have been weeding and gardening on the station to smarten the place up for the summer. For pictures and details please click here […]



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