The Friends of Penmere Station in Falmouth have notched up 23 awards in 23 years and now have a new display board to enable them to share their successes with the community.
It was in 1993 that a small, but determined group of railway and gardening enthusiasts got together under the “friends” banner and soon became the custodians of the platform. At the time, the halt was neglected and rundown, but it wasn’t long before it had been totally transformed by the group of volunteers.
With strong support from the local community and backing from Falmouth Town Council, GWR and the Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership, the Friends have amassed quite a collection of awards over the years
To help promote the group and share news of their achievements, an awards display board was designed by member, and Falmouth University student, Joshua Barrett. The cost of producing the new board has been part-funded by the Association of Community Rail Partnership’s small grant fund.
Chairman of the Friends, Steve Lloyd, said: “The Friends are delighted to have their efforts over the years recognised and thank Josh for his superb design, illustrating the results, so far, of 23 years of hard work and camaraderie.”