CRL - Community Rail Lancashire

Ansdell & Fairhaven Update

The volunteers of the Friends of Ansdell & Fairhaven Station have provided an update on the work they carry out at the station.

The group are trying to move forward with quarterly updates on our work at the station in order to show our partners what is happening in mid Fylde. This update covers a lengthy period in order to play catch-up with other teams along the South Fylde Community Railway Line.

So, let’s start in April, Paul, Daphne and Karen (Rob was recovering from an operation) put up the crowns and roundels for the King’s Coronation and invited children from a local school, who earlier in the year had planted tulip bulbs at the station, to come and view the results of their efforts. They were amazed at how well they had turned out. It had been a great year for tulips which had been given to us by Lytham St Anne’s Garden Centre and we were so pleased to have their support.

Some new planters had been obtained earlier in the year through a Project involving Community Rail Lancashire, Northern and the team at the station. They have added some much-needed seating areas and additional planting positions, and the seats are well used by those waiting for trains.

A new key feature for the team was the introduction of an on-site tea break, though previously we had used a local Café until it closed. Some pictures of well-earned breaks during the recent months, with biscuits provided as well.

To download the full report click on this link: Ansdell & Fairhaven Update Sep 2023