The Friends of Sowerby Bridge Railway Station organise a number of events throughout the year.
Christmas Lunch 2023
A Christmas Lunch was organised by our Chairman Mike Payne at the Navigation Inn, Sowerby Bridge. Members and partners enjoyed some lovely food in a excellent atmosphere with exceptional service.
Remembrance Service 2023
A Remembrance Service was held on Sunday November 12th 2023 in the Brontë Garden conducted by John & Val Frankland and was well attended. Music recordings were again successfully employed as substitute for a live ensemble/band, and wreaths were placed by Christine Harris (Deputy Lieutenant of West Yorkshire), Richard Isaac (Northern), Paul Whiteley (Sowerby Bridge Rotary Club) and Sandra Adams (Friends of Sowerby Bridge Railway Station).
The Event was covered by ITV Calendar, the local news programme who had the following comments as well as a couple of photographs and a short video.
“In Sowerby Bridge, there was a service to remember the men of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company who died in the First World War.
At 11am a whistle was blown – a poignant reminder that it was probably the last sound the soldiers heard on leaving the valley – and the very last sound for those who advanced ‘over the top’ to their deaths.
James Hennigan, from Friends of Sowerby Bridge railway station said it was decided to start the service differently this year, with the original railway whistle.”
24/09/23 Trip to Llangollen
The Friends arranged a trip to Llangollen by Coach which was well received and enjoyed by all, whatever transportation method was chosen, or even just to spend time in the town. For details of potential future trips please see Trips.
21/05/23 Trip to North Yorkshire Moors Railway (Pickering) & Whitby
The Friends arranged a trip to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (Pickering) & Whitby by Coach which was well received and enjoyed by all, with most people opting for a trip via a group booking on the North Yorkshire Railway between Pickering & Whitby. For details of potential future trips please see Trips.
18/09/22 Trip to Severn Valley Railway Steam Gala
The Friends arranged a trip to the Severn Valley Railway Steam Gala by Coach which was well received and enjoyed by all. For details of potential future trips please see Trips.