They are lending their skills to help improve the ambience of both Littleborough and Smithy Bridge stations.
Stuart Carmichael Secretary of Friends of Littleborough Stations said:
“One of our objectives is to make our local stations pleasant and welcoming gateways to the beautiful areas of Hollingworth Lake, Littleborough and the Rochdale Canal. By involving local schoolchildren in poetry and art projects we want them to feel part of a community that rates rail travel highly.
“The first mosaic, which consists of four panels totalling five metres in length has been organised by Artworks Co-op based in Littleborough and created by the children of Holy Trinity CofE Primary School, Alice Ingham RC Primary School, St.Andrew’s CofE Primary School and an ad hoc community group meeting at St.Andrew’s Church, Dearnley.
“Then senior citizens will work with local children on the construction of the fourth panel during school half term in February. We will then frame the mosaic and waterproof it ready for erection on Littleborough Station. After which we are hoping to work with the other local primary schools to design and build one for Smithy Bridge Station.”