Volunteers create memorial garden at March railway station

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Railway volunteers with flowers

Hard-working railway volunteers have helped to create a commemorative garden at March station.

Station adopter Max Mobius, has worked tirelessly since October to create the garden, which was created in memory of those who have worked on the railway in the local area.

Network Rail donated sleepers and Greater Anglia paid for the plants and a plaque. Flowers were also donated by members of the public and some came from Max’s own garden.

Max said: “The garden is in memory of all those that worked at the station, signal boxes and at Whitemoor, and of course to the people of March.

“The feedback has been amazing so many people both very young and the elderly have loved what I have done and I have appreciated all the positive responses.

“I would like to thank everyone who helped in any way, from donating the materials, plants and those who encouraged me to keep going, especially Wanda from TrainsEurope who made endless cups of tea for me!”

Max, 69, spent almost three months clearing and digging the ground before he was able to start planting the garden.

Paul Stannard, Area Customer Service Manager, Greater Anglia, said: “We are very grateful to Max and the excellent station adopter team at March for their hard work. The memorial garden looks wonderful and we have received some lovely feedback. It’s a very pleasant welcome for passengers and those visiting March station.

“We are incredibly fortunate to have so many great station adopters on our network and we are very thankful to all of them for their continued help.”