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  • John Hobbs

    7th September 2017

    It is with great sadness that the North Cheshire Rail Users Group must report the death of John Hobbs ....

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  • Waiting for the Workers, Winter 1936

    6th September 2017

    Helsby and Alvanley railway station has been brought back to life by Nick Harling ....

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  • John Hobbs - a true gent

    27th July 2017

    NCRUG recognise John Hobbs - a true gent ....

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  • News from NCRUG

    30th July 2017

    NCRUG report on the Parliamentary Train and confirm they are now on Facebook ....

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  • News from NCRUG

    19th July 2017

    Here is the latest news from the North Cheshire Rail Users Group ....

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  • Flying Scotsman

    13th June 2017

    The Flying Scotsman passed through Frodsham and Helsby on Tuesday evening just after 6pm .....

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Commemorative Plaque

11th March 2016

On Friday 11th March members of NCRUG relocated a "Commemorative plaque" to its new home in the flower bed on Platform 1.

The plaque was presented to NCRUG in 2013 by Llechwedd Slate caverns to celebrate 150 years of Helsby Junction after it was discovered that the slate used on the roofs at Helsby originated from Llechwedd  Slate Caverns.

It was unveiled at Helsby in 2013 on the back wall of a new garden that was designed to celebrate the junctions milestone anniversary by local MP Graham Evans but was vandalised some months later and had to be put into storage.

A new location has now been found just below where it used to hang on the wall.

Its new location in the flower bed comes complete with Victorian style edging and a box hedge.

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