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Poppies scattered in Runcorn to commemorate next year's centenary of World War I
6:50pm Tuesday 29th October 2013 in News
POPPIES were scattered at a memorial garden to celebrate the 30th birthday of Runcorn East railway station.
A special ceremony was held to mark next year’s World War I centenary.
The Mayor of Halton, Clr Margaret Ratcliffe joined the Royal British Legion for a short service of dedication and unveiled a commemorative plaque.
A five year environmental project has been launched to enhance the area for the community and visitors.
This project aims to transform entrances to the station in Murdishaw into attractive, accessible and fit for purpose places, which the whole community, visitors and users of the station can enjoy.
It hopes to enhance railway user’s knowledge of the station, and will involve local residents, service providers and volunteers, children and older people.
Halton Council teamed up with North Cheshire Railway Users’ Group to organise the birthday celebration.
Guests shared a cake and listened to speeches at Murdishaw Community Centre where the community project will be based.
For further information about the project or to get involved, contact Kerry Ramsbottom, community development officer, on 0151 511 8642, or e-mail Kerry.firstname.lastname@example.org
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