Plaque at Shelford station remembers Ron's contribution
Family and colleagues of Ron Gooch, Shelford station’s former adopter, have unveiled a plaque in his memory.
Ron worked on the railways for 49 years, serving as a fireman before becoming a train driver. Following his retirement he became the station adopter at Shelford station where worked hard to keep the station gardens in pristine condition.
Ron sadly passed away in January 2014 and as a tribute to his memory, family, friends and colleagues unveiled a plaque in his memory at the station on Saturday 2nd May.
The unveiling was attended by Ron’s wife Jean, Abellio Greater Anglia’s Managing Director, Jamie Burles, and other representatives from the train company. The plaque states that Ron was “loved by all who knew him” and will permanently remind station users of the huge contribution he made.
Abellio Greater Anglia’s Customer Service Manager, Alan Neville, who spoke at the ceremony, said: “This is a fitting way to remember Ron’s contribution to the rail industry and the many hours he put in as a volunteer at Shelford station. We will always be grateful for the care and attention he bestowed on the station gardens, helping to create a warm welcome for everyone who visited the station.”