14 Nov 2014 - Royal plaque and 1851 clock unveiled

Two Youtube videos of the unveilings :

www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmgjOwPauUw

www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxhEsUJr2pw

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
On the anniversary of the visit of Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh visit to Heaton
Chapel Station, the Friends of Heaton Chapel Station have commissioned a commemorative plaque
to mark the occasion.
The Plaque, mounted alongside the Heaton Moor Road entrance to the Station booking hall, was
unveiled on Friday 14th November 2014, exactly one year to the day of the visit, by Mr Alex Hynes,
Managing Director of Northern Rail. In addition Mr Hynes, unveiled a new station clock which
replicated the original from the platform and now hangs in the booking hall.
In attendance at the unveiling, were the Friends Group, supporters and Gardening volunteers for the
Station. Also present was Mary Sears, owner of the adjacent Flower Shop and member of the
Friends of the Station Group, who had the privilege of presenting the Queen with a bouquet of
flowers on the day. A simple posy of orchids and roses which duplicated the Queen’s wedding
bouquet.
The Friends of Heaton Chapel Station are indebted to Northern Rail and Transport for Greater
Manchester for their generous funding, advice and fitting of the clock and plaque which now
welcome nearly a million passengers a year who regularly use the Station.
 
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