On Sunday 8 March, between sunshine and showers, Friends of Goostrey Station (FOGS) members took time out of their regular monthly working party at Goostrey Station to celebrate two events.
First, Bill MacDonald mounted the 2019 Campaigns Award from the Cheshire Best Kept Station com
petition on the wall of the road bridge beside the Manchester platform. This award recognises the negotiations over several years which resulted in the repair of the Victorian wooden building. It’s now displayed alongside four awards from previous years.
Later that morning a plaque in memory of the late Cyril Caulkin was unveiled by his son Andrew. It was fitting that Cyril’s brother Keith, two of his grandchildren and several friends were able to be there as well.
The plaque reads, “In memory of Cyril Caulkin, founder member of the Friends of Goostrey Station whose vision initiated the restoration of the old ticket office.”