Friends of Westhoughton Station
Who we are
Friends of Westhoughton Station was set up at the end of 2012 to re-develop and improve the station and its facilities. It's a long term project, and we aim to clear away the rubble, rubbish and weeds and plant flowers to brighten up the station. Local schools are getting involved and will be providing art work to be displayed. An area has been set aside to attract wildlife, and we have already put up some bird feeders and intend to have nesting boxes too.
We are always looking for volunteers to help, or donations of plants, bulbs, compost etc.
Please get in touch if you want to get involved.
As long as at least 2 people are present, for safety reasons, ad-hoc work dates may be arranged at any time, see the posters on the station platforms.
Hope to see you on Sunday!
Northern Rail, for providing hi viz vests, safety briefings, planters, poster frames, and letting us get on with it!
Bolton Council, for providing us with hi viz vests, litter pickers and arranging to collect our rubbish after work days.
Darby's Garden Centre, for donating numerous plants and shrubs and letting us have other items at a discount.
Railway Motors Clutch Centre, for allowing us to use ther water supply during the hot summer months.
Harold, from the Rotary club for donating numerous plants and shrubs.
Sonia Smith, for donating the entire contents of her front garden! And more recently, 2000 poppy seeds.
Steve and Suzanne Freeborn, for transporting said contents of front garden to the station!
Marian Hallam, for donating pebbles.
David and Val Chadwick, for donating a large number of daffodil bulbs.
Jim Orrel, for donating numerous plants, shrubs and bulbs.
Hardman and Cain, for donating a conifer and plants, providing wood, and for storing our railway sleepers until needed.
St John's Church, for donating miniature conifers.
Rebecca Jones, for donating bluebell bulbs.
Anne Battersby at the Pottery Studio, for donating the tiles with children's handprints, the pottery anmals, and for the mosaics with historical scenes of Westhoughton.
Joyce & Fred Seddon, for donating money for plants.
Sienna from St. Bartholomew's CE Primary School, for designing our logo.
Anonymous donor, for donating £150 for plants.
Mike Lloyd, for donating numerous shrubs and plants, and for makng the bird tables and insect boxes and the 2 station masters!
The staff of the Co-operative Food shop, Westhoughton for awarding us £200 and a number of people for a day, as we won a community competition. They helped us remove all the rubble and create a rockery on the Wigan side.
Ted Wisedale for donating £50.
Yvonne Woolley for donating £100.
Mr Latham for buying us 6 shrubs from Darby's.
A very generous anonymous donor who gave us £400!
Preva Crossley for donating £50.
Jim Leyland, who gave us £10 after we sent him a copy of the template we made for the rabbit!
Stateside Foods for donating funds for a rose garden and people for The Big Clean Up.
An anonymous donor who gave us £80 for plants.
Oaklands Nursery for their kind donation of four rhododendrons, two standard conifers and several other assorted plants.
Harold Daniels for a donation of dahlia tubers and other plants.
Danny Watson of Watson's Maintenance for a donation of 40 begonias.
And of course, all the volunteers who form Friends of Westoughton Station, for all their hard work!