In line with the rest of Handforth, FoHS have geared up to commemorate the end of World War 1.
In 2014, artist Christine Wilcox-Baker created an award-winning artistic piece called “Reflections”. This was installed in the Art in a Box gallery at the Station in November 2014 to commemorate the start of World War 1.
This piece has now been enhanced to become “Reflections 2”, to reflect the devastation caused by the war and the far smaller number of survivors who returned home at the end of the war. “Reflections 2” has been installed in the Art in a Box gallery, where it will remain until the end of November 2018.
In addition, FoHS have also dressed the station to commemorate the centenary. This has used 3 special “Lest we Forget” flags, some 25 large Poppies supplied by Handforth Parish Council and a Soldier Nurse silhouette, one of 3 figures in the village provided by Handforth Parish Council.
To add to the work done by FoHS, a poppy lantern made by a young Friend of Handforth Station hangs in the ticket office and adds to the adornments.
|Three Lest We Forget flags flying proudly in the breeze November 2018
|Raising a Lest we Forget flag November 2018
|Poppy and Irish twinning sign November 2018