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Glossop station on-line for rail honour
Friday 18th August 2017 @ 06:30 by Adam Higgins
Community Glossop Chronicle News

A tribute to the part Glossop played in the evacuation of 600 Lowestoft children has put the station’s friends’ group on track for a special award. 

It has been shortlisted by the Association of Rail Partnerships in its annual list of accolades.

The honour comes after the group organised a ceremony at the station in June to mark 77 years to the day when the youngsters came in on a special train.

Several people who arrived in Glossop on that long ago day in 1940 returned to unveil a commemorative plaque (pictured).

It’s that – plus an interpretation panel on the station concourse – which has seen the short-listing in the ‘best community education’ category.

Friends’ group chairman Neil Williams said: “We are really delighted. It was a different kind of event for us, we normally organise events for children, like the Teddy Bears’ Picnic and Santa visits at Christmas.

“It was also nice to share the shortlisting with our friends from Lowestoft.”

The prize-giving is on Thursday, September 28, at the Round House in Derby.