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Station Buffet Floral displays 2005/6

The tradition of planting flowers at railway stations goes back to the begining of the railway every station had a greenhouse and willing hands to do the work. When railways were privatised the practice faded away.

Madeline Crook re-started flowers at bridlington in about 1985, with just two pots outside the buffet, since then it has grown and grown but then plants do that don't they. She became known as the " lady who does the flowers". People come to the station to just sit and look at the flowers, and it has become one of the most photographed stations in the country, with a lot of people saying it is the best kept station.

The floral display at Bridlington Station and Station Buffet consisted of over 3,800 plant in various containers including old tin baths and old railway items, plus a scarecrow.

Taking over 4 hours per day watering, using rainwater (rarely rains in Bridlington) whenever possible to do our bit for the planet and enviroment.

All the plants are composted at the end of the season.

Below are photographs of 2005 and 2006.

Buffet entrance 2006

Buffet entrance 2005

Buffet (cafe) entrance 2006

Buffet (cafe) entrance 2005

Buffet (bar) top 2006

Buffet (bar) top 2005

Buffet (bar) window 2006

Buffet (bar) window 2005

Scarecrow 2006

Scarecrow's 2005

It is only right that credit is given to Madeline, who started the flower display at the Station Buffet over 21 years ago. It started with two tubs and over the years expanded to what it is today. She became known as the " lady who does the flowers". People come to the station to just sit and look at the flowers, and it has become one of the most photographed stations in the country, with a lot of people saying it is the best kept station.

 

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