A plaque in memory of an inspiring young man from Amersham who passed away in 2019 has been unveiled at Amersham Station.
Joshua Langley, known well as Josh, campaigned for Amersham Station to introduce a lift to help disabled people access trains for years, before he died unexpectantly, having suffered from Duchenne muscular dystrophy for most of his life.
Following 12 years of campaigning, two lifts were finally installed at the station earlier in the year and Buckinghamshire councillor Mimi Harker OBE, along with Josh’s family and other people who helped campaign, held a ceremony to reveal the plaque last month.
Cllr Harker OBE said: “The official unveiling of the plaque in memory of Josh Langley at Amersham Station. He campaigned with us to make this dream a reality!
“This lift has given freedom to so many – not just people with disabilities, but families with push chairs, with heavy baggage and of course the elderly, who may not find the stairs an easy option.
“This lift represents 12 years of campaigning. It represents determination to achieve what we all knew would be an essential part of travel to enable access to all.
“Thank you to Amersham Action Group, Chesham and District Transport Users Group, especially Alan Wallwork, Transport for London, Baroness Tanni Grey Thompson, the late Cheryl Gillan MP and all the people of Amersham who supported our campaign, joined us in demos and signing petitions.”
Pictured: Cllr Harker OBE, Josh’s family and other campaigners at the station.
Picture credit Councillor Mimi Harker OBE