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Title: Templecombe
Post by: bradshaw on September 19, 2019, 10:18:55 pm
Templecombe has won the Small Stations of the Year category at the National Rail Awards

Title: Re: Templecombe
Post by: bignosemac on September 19, 2019, 11:03:31 pm
Thanks, in no small part, to the sterling efforts of the Friends of Templecombe Station. And not forgetting Anne in the ticket office.

I am a member of FoTS but have only recently joined. In fact I joined the week the judging panel visited. My minimal input had no bearing on this award!

EDIT Link to a picture of the award: (link to Facebook, shortened)

Title: Re: Templecombe
Post by: rogerw on September 20, 2019, 10:19:43 am
They were busy tending the very attractive gardens when I passed through yesterday afternoon

Title: Re: Templecombe
Post by: bignosemac on September 20, 2019, 12:12:08 pm
Yes, Thursday afternoon is gardening time.

Title: Re: Templecombe
Post by: RichardB on September 22, 2019, 12:13:37 pm
Congratulations to Templecombe -  the Friends, station staff, Blackmore Vale CRP, SWR (and anyone else involved).

Carrying on in the great tradition of the former Templecombe Station Promotion Group who used to do extremely well in BR's Best Kept Station Competition including winning it outright one year (around 93).  When that happened, they were taken home from Waterloo in the GM's Saloon hauled by a 33 (I was on it!).

The plaques are in the old waiting room.

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