We were absolutely delighted when Hollingbourne Station was one of just 48 stations nominated from a total of 2575 stations in England, Scotland and Wales to take part in the World Cup of Stations 2023.
As soon as the website and twitter voting portals went live for the Southeast heats on Monday morning, we began to mobilise our support.
The odds were firmly stacked against us. Hollingbourne has a poulation of 1,000; Bognor Regis 68,000. We finished a very creditable second place.
What the result shows is that there is a great deal of love for the Hollingbourne Station Community Hub, both in the village and beyond.
We may not have won the cup but Hollingbourne station is “coming home”, thanks to the support of its local commnunity.