Hadlow Road Station 150th anniversary celebrations
PUBLISHED: 00:00 16 November 2016
The 150th anniversary of the opening of Hadlow Road Station, Willaston, was celebrated with a special commemorative event.
Hadlow Road Station
Neston High School pupils dressed as Victorian travellers: Jess Hough, Oliver Radford, Holly Nelson, Cerys Pryce, Alayna Hughes, Alfie Ross, Paisley Morrison and Katie Bryan
Guests enjoying the celebrations
Hadlow Green Choir performing
Mersey Morris Men
Madeleine and Isabelle Holland enjoying a ride on the train with Damon Holland
The Friends of Hadlow Road committee: Joan Butcher, Gill Knock, Dr Chris Hampshire PhD, Hilary Booth, Sue Unsworth, Debbie and Ged Weeden
Merseyside Model Railway Society: David Williams, Bob Powell, Paul Rees and Peter Madge
City of Chester brass band
Phillipa Reid, Christine Nichols and Sheila Smith
Dr Chris Hampshire PhD and Terry Robinson (the first person to live in the station master’s house in 1973)
Harriet and Amelia Williams with Madeleine Mellor
Hosted by Friends of Hadlow Road Station, the event was timed to be exactly 150 years after opening the station as part of the branch line from Hooton to West Kirby.
A National Lottery grant of over £4,700 helped fund the event, which was attended by nearly 350 people. Visitors enjoyed performances from the City of Chester Brass Band, Hadlow Green Singers, Duo of Harmonies, Simon le Barber and dancing from the Mersey Morris Men. Pupils from Neston High School were also there, dressed as Victorian travellers
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