Many thanks to all who turned up to our birthday party rally today. Well over 100 and lots of people sent their apologies for not being able to get along.Tosh McDonald, our old friend from train drivers’ union ASLEF, now National President, came along to bring us warm greetings and support again. 14 other speakers including from the Bakers Union and Unite Community spoke.

We had birthday cake which we enjoyed greatly.

Postcards supporting the campaign to take trains back into public ownership were distributed as well.

We had arranged to give some out at Barnsley train station tomorrow as well but I do not have any cards left so that will not go ahead.

We can be proud that our campaign can still turn out such large numbers. As we chanted “Northern Rail hear us say – Freedom Riders here to stay!”

There is no planning meeting this week because we could not get the room in the library. The next meeting will be Thursday April 16th at 11am Barnsley library.

George