The sight and smell of freshly baked bread is not what most would expect to find in a busy station thoroughfare.
But it’s a trend by independent retailers to take their business to the people rather than waiting for the people to come to them.
Run and stocked by Slaithwaite-based Handmade Bakery, the team blazed ahead with the idea after being inspired by one of their former bakers.
And it is baking couple Alison and Paul Morgan who man the weekly sales at the station, taking the bakery’s products off the shelves and to the people.
Alison, 60, was one of the co-operatively run bakery’s member directors along with Paul until they decided to retire and concentrate on the pop-up table sale which takes place from 4pm until they run out each Wednesday.
She said: “A baker we worked with at the co-op who came from Germany said the best way to sell bread to people was on their way home at the end of the day.
“So I approached the station’s estate manager who gave us full backing to give it a go and we got an excellent response.
“The idea is that we sell the bread to people who wouldn’t travel to the Colne Valley to get it.
“We bring 150 loaves and 50 pastries each week, which are made at the bakery and we always sell out.
“But we’re not here just to sell – we want to promote proper bread making which is a completely different process to what goes on to create supermarket loaves and takes a lot longer to make.”
Their pop-up stall is doing so well that it has led to the station staff being approached with requests by other local producers all keen to use it to sell their own wares.
This includes Huddersfield-based I Love Cheesecake, who now use the table on Fridays and 6 Teas on Thursdays.
Alison added: “I’m thrilled that the idea has spread. It’s great to be able to showcase produce that reflects the local area and it’s just another interesting way to promote the region.”