Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways

August 3rd 2012

Linda to promote North Wales at Shrewsbury Flower Show

Linda celebrates her 119th birthday this year and will form the centrepiece of the railway’s exhibit at Shrewsbury. Promoting not only the world’s oldest independent railway company but North Wales in general and the Snowdonia National Park in particular, Linda celebrated fifty years of service on the Ffestiniog last month, having previously worked in the Penrhyn slate quarries.

But the railway isn’t just about steam and scenery – there’s an active parks and gardens department whose volunteers look after gardens, tubs and window boxes at several stations on the line.

There is a range of gardens, some with trees, shrubs and perennials and others with display bedding. Each year, volunteers plant around 2,000 annuals and 3,000 bulbs. The group of around 30 people comes from all over the UK and always welcomes new helpers.  Volunteers can work with a small group or spend a few hours on their own at one of our stations.  They can come for a couple of hours, a couple of days or even a week.

If you enjoy gardening, why not try something a little different, surrounded by our historic steam engines and the magnificent scenery of Snowdonia? To find out more, contact Tricia Doyle on 01766 516035 or email tricia.doyle@festrail.co.uk

Details of the Shrewsbury Flower Show can be found here.

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Linda stands outside Boston Lodge Works


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