September 30 2014 Latest news:
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Green fingered volunteers were praised for their work to keep Cantley station looking blooming marvellous after they welcomed a surprise VIP visitor.
TV gardener Alan Titchmarsh stopped off at the platform to admire the work of the station adopters while he was filming in the region.
The popular presenter had been filming near Lowestoft for a new show due to be aired next year, and while the cameras were rolling on board a Greater Anglia train an employee mentioned the wonderful gardens at Cantley.
Alan and his team were so impressed by the colourful blooms on display they hopped off the train and did some filming at the station.
Cantley adopter Steve Bennett was on the platform with Reedham adopters Mike Warner and Mike Stoker when the Gardeners’ World and Ground Force presenter dropped by.
Steve said: “What a surprise, he was a really nice chap and told us the gardens looked wonderful, he was really impressed.”
Alan Boagey, assistant area customer services manager, added: “The adopters have been working really hard on the gardens and they look fantastic.
“To have a visit from Alan Titchmarsh and his team was a wonderful surprise, the icing on the cake which has made all of the hard work worthwhile.
“We were all really pleased that Alan and his team had the opportunity to spend time in the gardens and enjoy them.”