We have had some great joint projects with the GTR Passenger Benefit Fund Team recently. One good example is with The Friends of Glynde Station. SCRP Line Officers have been working with The Friends of Glynde Station run by Helen Sadler for around two years supporting the station adoption and plans for creating wildlife gardens at the station.
In the PBF consultation Helen proposed various arts/history projects which would be welcome to the station. After the local primary school at Firle ran a Train picture competition we chose the winners which were to be created in metal work by the Thomas Gontar at the local forge (thought to be the oldest running forge in the country!).
Working together with Paul Devereux and the GTR PBF installation teams the artwork has now been placed at the station and looks fantastic, a lasting legacy. Currently on hold is an additional history project developed by local resident Jules Vogado, Helen, and supported by ourselves and GTR which will see the creation of an oral history recording from local residents being played at the station, particularly focusing in on the chalk pit train that ran into tunnels behind the current platform.