Volunteer group work to restore March rail station to its former glory

These are some of members of The March Society audience at the talk. (Adrian is in the centre in a b

These are some of members of The March Society audience at the talk. (Adrian is in the centre in a black sweater) - Credit: Archant

This year marks 170 years since trains came to March and to celebrate the occasion, the Friends of March Railway Station (FOMRS) are restoring the station to its former condition.

Members of FOMRS have been in conversation with The March Society about the activities and progress of the group over the past year.

The talk was by Adrian Sutterby, chair of FOMRS, he explained what the group had been doing and how the station is looking.

FOMRS have been working hard over the past year and thanks to a small grant, volunteers came together to create a small but highly praised memorial garden on the approach to the station.

Adrian said: “Work has continued on the tidying up of the derelict platforms three and four. When Greater Anglia re-painted the main part of the Station earlier this year, we were able to use the left over paint to refresh the unused platforms.

“The refurbishment of rooms on platform two has been successfully completed aided by donations of furniture and kitchen equipment.”

FOMRS launched ‘sponsored flower tubs’ which have to proven to be a success. People wanting to sponsor the tubs got in touch within minutes said Adrian.

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He added: “The work continues and there are plans to further enhance annual activities. Volunteers are always welcome for tidying up, painting, clearing vegetation and to use their skills wherever necessary.”

For more information visit www.themarchsociety.org.uk

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