A fantastic introduction to the delights of fishing was provided by the West Lancashire branch of the Masonic Trout and Salmon Fishing Charity (MTFC), who held their first event for 2017 at the Clear Water Fisheries, Borwick, Carnforth. The event was held over two days, with members of the Help for Heroes Band of Brothers and Sisters team attending on the first day and young adults with special needs attending on the second day.
Local Freemasons from Fairfax Lodge in Guiseley, supported by both Craven and Mawsis Lodges in Skipton, applied for the grant, which was awarded through West Riding Masonic Charities and will be used for the railway’s Platform 2/3 project.
Bolton Abbey Station has close connections with both towns. The preserved steam railway was originally constructed in 1888 as the Skipton and Ilkley Railway and the line continued to Leeds via Guiseley.