Mytholmroyd Station Partnership
The Mytholmroyd Station Partnership Volunteers, who over the last few months have transformed the Station, boarded the Northern Rail Seaside Special to Morecombe just as it started to rain. The group were instantly presented with a generous, delicious, healthy breakfast parcel in a recycled brown bag, from The Bear in Todmorden. Shortly after the the live band, 20 Flight Rock - mainly Northern Drivers from Huddersfield - started to entertain the passengers with old favourites.
Two hours later the train, now containing about 200 stakeholders from as far as Hull and Chester - were greeted by the Morecombe brass band playing 'Bring me sunshine' and sunshine there certainly was - wonderful blue skies and warm sun for the whole time that the visit to Morecombe lasted.
The first stop was the impressive old station building on the sea front - refurbished and well used. The group were treated to a buffet lunch and a 12 piece orchestra - the Promenade Concert Orchestra. The Mayor of Lancaster greeted the party, as did the Managing Director of Northern Rail.
After three hours of super sun, experiencing the delights of Morecombe, the group made its way back to the Station for the return journey. The band entertained again and a collection was taken for Northern Rail's Children's Charity which helps street children at home and abroad. The train arrived back early and the group from Mythomroyd Station Partnership set off home tired, happy and with umbrellas up - it was raining!Christine Bampton-Smith