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  • Machynlleth Station Project - Gardening skills blossom at Machynlleth

    The 1st Machynlleth Girl Guides and Brownies have been doing their bit to brighten up Machynlleth Railway Station.

    Twelve girls braved the elements on the evening of Tuesday the 4th of December to do some gardening work and the painting of murals at the station.

    The girls really got stuck into planting daffodils and hyacinths in borders at the station as well as in window boxes – even after this hard work they still had enough energy and enthusiasm to produce some great artwork that is now proudly on display at the station.

    Leader of the Brownies Ann Rapley said ‘We are really pleased to see the girls being able to involve themselves in such a worthwhile way in the local community as well as really enjoying themselves’.

    Gerwyn Jones, Rail Development Officer for the  Cambrian Railways Partnership , said: “This project was a good opportunity for the girls to demonstrate their teamwork and creative skills and we are really grateful for their support in transforming the appearance of the station.”

    Elwyn Jones on behalf of Arriva Trains Wales commented “We are really pleased to have the opportunity to work with local groups such as the Brownies and Girl Guides in this instance on projects that enhance the appearance and add to the individuality of each station.”

    Each of the girls received postcards, pencils, biros and year planners as a thank you for their excellent work. They are also looking forward to a day out on the Cambrian Coast Line with a visit to the Girl Guides house in Criccieth on the train, courtesy of Arriva Trains Wales, being planned for the New Year.