Poster Competition

At St Mary’s Primary School last term i asked the deputy head to have a poster competition amongst the pupils for a poster to put in our poster case at the station. Before the end of the last term two of the committee judged the posters and picked six of the best. Yesterday 9th September i went to the school and at the afternoon assembly presented book tokens to the six winners Alan Jones Chairman

Denton Carnival

Tomorrow 11th September the Denton Carnival will take place and because of a lack of information on the part of the organisers noted in a previous post on this website the Deputy Head of St Mary’s Primary School and myself found that we had no time to organise the children and decorate a float but i managed to salvage something out of the situation by getting a place for our stall on the day but on trying to organise  our members of which we have 78 when it comes to the crunch it seemed that there was no interest from any of them and so it looks like the only people representing the Friends of Denton Station tomorrow will be myself and my grandson who has kindly offered his services Alan Jones Chairman

Denton Station Refurbishment

On Wednesday 24th August I went down to the Station. On the platform there was a worker from Network Rail and a contractor; they were measuring the platform and on talking to them they told me the Station was to be refurbished. The asphalt is to be ripped up and a drainage channel put down the centre of the platform. New asphalt will be put down and new paving slabs are to be laid along the edges of the platform and, finally, there will be a general tidying up of the whole area. Things are looking up.  Alan

Station Repairs and Secretary

On Thursday 25 August at approx 10:30am, 10 bags of limestone chippings are being delivered to the Station. The intention is to fill in all the holes that have appeared on the platform after two bad winters. Anybody wishing to volunteer their help is welcome.

Secondly, the Secretary, Mrs. Helen Mottershead, tendered her resignation our Annual General Meeting on 11th August. If there is anybody who would like to join the group and take her place, let me know. Please e-mail me on:    Chairman

Folk Train

Put August 26th in your diary. This is the date of the FOLK TRAIN. It is run by our friends from Reddish South and will travel between Denton Station and Stalybridge with live folk musicians on-board. We intend to take the train and have breakfast at Stalybridge Station. We hope you will join us- be on Denton Station at the latest 9 25am this Friday and I hope to see you there.

Alan Jones

Friends of Denton Station Raffle

At a very poorly attended AGM meeting our station manager Theo Mclaughan made the draw for our raffle. First Prize Mrs J Harrison 16 Southern Close Haughton Green. Second Prize a bottle of Whisky Mr A Whittle a school teacher from St Marys primary school Denton. Third Prize a bottle of wine Mr P Elliot 15 Rydal Close Denton.

May i thank everybody who sold tickets and also the people who bought tickets for making our raffle a succsess Alan Jones Chairman



Inaugral AGM

As stated in the Newsletter the inaugral AGM of the friends of Denton Station will be held on 11th August at Victoria Park Community Centre there is a slight aleration The AGM is at 7 00pm not 7 30pm then the regular meeting follows immediately after