PWRS in Bloom!

Each year the PWRS submits an entry in the Northwest in Bloom competition, organised by the Royal Horticultural Society.

The Society’s entry as part of Thornton in Bloom is just one element of the PWRS philosophy of engaging with the local community.

We have had a marvellous response from the public who have viewed this year’s display as they have passed by the station site, along with numerous supportive comments on social media, some of which I would like to share with you.

  • “The station looks wonderful, a beautiful centrepiece to the village; Thank you all.”
  • “Absolutely beautiful. I love wild flowers.”
  • “That looks so beautiful and colourful”
  • “Always looks lovely- there are people there doing jobs in all weathers-all in their free time-much appreciated.”
  • “Beautiful”
  • “The lads always put on a good show. Well done!”
  • “Looks great!!”

To receive such supportive comments is testimony to the Society’s positive presence within the community, not only within Thornton village, but all those locations that the society has a presence within the Borough of Wyre.

Finally, it would be remiss of me not to mention that without the generous financial support from J T Bryn Funeral Directors, our annual entry in the event would not be possible.

Rick Rossall
Member 215

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Generous Donation

As a result of a conversation between myself and a lady called Ann Hiley at our stall on Tram Sunday she has donated her late husband David’s entire library of railway books and DVDs to the Society.

This is a huge collection, so much so that I had to do two trips to pick them up from her home in Thornton.

On behalf of the Society I would like to say “Thank-you Ann – we will sell them at our next event and we will raise money to go towards the DMU Class 108 fund”.

Jeff Banks
Chairman PWRS

Tram Sunday Success

What a great time we had at this year’s Tram Sunday manning the Society’s stall, which was set up very early by Bill Eccles and team.

Thanks to all the donations of books and magazines together with Sid Best’s paraphernalia, inscribed key rings, fridge magnets and pens, we had a lot to sell and we did.

Susan Cox gave us a total that night despite most of the takings being in change, two bucket’s worth, of over £500. Thanks Susan. One lady even gave us the contents of her copper jar which was just short of £9.00.

We also signed up three new members and received a lot of enquires about our project from the public.

We are picking up a large collection of DVD’s and railway books, promised on the day, later in the week which we will be able to sell at our next event.

A very enjoyable and profitable day.

Thanks to all who helped man the stall.

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