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Date(s) - 12th June 2016
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Holywell Hill
St Albans

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Sunday 12th June is the ‘Station to station’ Queen’s Celebration, a major nationwide event to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Railway Stations sit in the heart of British communities and for the first time in history, they are joining together to provide a stage to celebrate HM Queen Elizabeth II’s milestone birthday, providing a wonderful array of activities as part of the nationwide celebrations. Whilst celebrating, the importance of local public transport is also being highlighted.

Railways should be at the heart of sustainable communities, with stations being much more than somewhere you get on and off a train – places where people can meet, chat, have a cup of tea. In other words, hubs of the community. The ‘Station to Station’ event has brought together community groups, train operators, Network Rail, and a wide range of rail industry organisations, united in saying that railways have never been more important for communities – and the rail industry wants to go further in highlighting its importance to our country.

To mark this event, the Abbey Line Community Rail Partnership (CRP) are putting on a marquee at St Albans Abbey station from 12 to 4pm which will house various displays relating to the Abbey Line, the sale of cakes, and the display of some model trains.

In parallel, on the same weekend is the 2016 Festival taking place at the Parish Centre in Bricket Wood (just 5 mins walk from Bricket Wood station on the Abbey Line). On Saturday 11th June there will be an Arts and Craft fair, with displays and performances, music and dance, whilst on Sunday 12th June it will be a traditional fete with an arena for bands and other performers, falconry displays, dog shows, competitions, a funfair for children, a BBQ, real ales, cream teas and many other attractions.

For more information about the Station to Station Queens Celebration please click here: https://www.queenscelebration.com/

For more information about the 2016 Parish Festival, please click here: http://www.ststephenparishcouncil.gov.uk/event/2016-festival/

Why not visit both by using the Abbey Line!