The work of our Station Adoption teams

Most stations on the Derwent Valley Line have been adopted by local teams associated with Friends of the Derwent Valley Line or other local groups. The following images show some of these teams in action and the results of their work.



Whatstandwell Station has been adopted by the Friends of the Derwent Valley Line. Here, Robin Lumb & Ernie Marchant lay out the new flower beds in 2007.


Improvements to Matlock Station have been carried out by by the Friends of Matlock Station, including installation of these planters. Murals have also been created by local children aged 7 to 11, working with a local artist, as part of Matlock Town Council summer holiday activities

Matlock station adopters Jeanette and Janet are shown removing this parsnip plant from one of the outside planters at Matlock Station recently.  They also removed a second one in another outside planter.  The adoption team noticed them previously but they have grown enormously in the last two weeks!  - they must have been seeded by airmail e.g. pigeons?  The parsnip plants were taken out whilst removing the winter bulbs and planting the bedding plants!

Volunteers of the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway  are currently working to reopen the railway between Duffield & Wirksworth. In addition, they have adopted and look after the National Rail platforms at Duffield, used by the Derby-Matlock service.


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