Abbey Line Community Rail Partnership held ‘Love your Community Rail Month’ in March as part of its ongoing community engagement.
Primary and secondary school children along the line, which runs from Watford to St Albans, were asked to show how they loved the Abbey Line through an art and photography competition.
The winning entry from eight-year-old Nathan Doggett showed how he and his younger brothers, Seth and Jesse, loved using Park Street station complete with their own specially designed T-shirts!
Nathan and his school, Park Street CofE Primary, received certificates and prizes from Edna Woname, Abbey Line Community Rail Partnership Officer, and Steve Helfet, Head of West Coast Services for London Midland. The prize won was a 1st class family ticket for use on the London Midland network, £15 book tokens and £40 book tokens for his school.
Image (left): The Winner, Nathan Doggett
Featured are: Steve Helfet, Head of West Coast Services at London Midland and Edna Woname
Image (right): Seth Doggett and the school were presented with certificates for taking part and their support.
Here’s what you said…
Nathan’s mother, Lorraine Doggett, said: “We are absolutely thrilled by Nathan winning first prize. We as a family are big supporters of the Line.”
Head teacher of Park Street CofE Primary & Nursery, Mr Simon Horleston said, “We are delighted that Nathan has won this competition!”
Edna Woname, Abbey Line CRP Officer said: “We wanted our Community to capture the Abbey Line through their art and photos. We were delighted by the standard of the entries and Nathan is a very worthy winner. We’re grateful for the support of London Midland and the local schools that encouraged their pupils to take part.”
Steve Helfet, Head of West Coast Services for London Midland, said: “We’re delighted to be a part of the Community Rail Partnership and involved in this type of initiative. I loved Nathan’s entry and it was great to see how pleased he was when he found out he had won the competition.”
Download: Press Release – Love your Community Rail Month Winners March 2017 (PDF 500KB)