Leaves leave at the Leighton Buzzard Railway

Stephen Doughty, Leighton Buzzard Railway  |  Published: Nov 27th 2017

Every Autumn, the Leighton Buzzard Railway at Pages Park receives a deep covering of leaves from the line of trees behind the platforms. And every year, the track gang (or more correctly the ‘Permanent Way’ team as such people are known in railway circles) descend to gather them up.

But this year was slightly different!

Friends of the Earth volunteer Pipa Sandford assists in the running of the Linslade Memorial Garden and needs leaves to rot down to make leaf-mould. The Leighton Buzzard Railway heard of her request and Mike Bowley of the railway's Permanent Way team was delighted to oblige! On Monday the 20th Nov the team filled 17 bags for Pipa who will store them for a couple of years until they rot down into useable, nutritious leaf-mould.

platform with leaves, courtesy lbrr
volunteers on track and platform with leaves, courtesy lbrr
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