27 July 2011
The litter picker on a recent Grand Central train journey. It was a fairly empty train. Did he sit reading the paper? No, went down the train cleaning the glass doors, picking up tiny bits of litter and polishing the tables. Real pride in the job. Impressive.
Mytholmroyd station. An unmanned station in West Yorkshire – birthplace of poet Ted Hughes. The station partnership has done a great job since 2006 turning the station from a run down, unloved place to a bright, cheerful place full of interest and flowers – the local volunteers are doing a great job – see http://mytholmroydstation.wordpress.com/. I was shown round by Geoff and Sue – keen, enthusiastic people who care about where they live. The railway has some really good friends.