The Trust’s GWR BCK no 6705 at Minehead on 31 July 2018, behind the flowers, on its way to Norton for this coming weekend’s Steam & Vintage Rally. © Ray Clack
The West Somerset Steam Railway Trust
West Somerset Steam Railway Trust project to relaunch the Gauge Museum at Bishops Lydeard wins Heritage Lottery Funding support. The West Somerset Steam Railway Trust is very pleased to announce that it has received a National Lottery grant of £40,000 for an exciting heritage project to relaunch the Gauge Museum at Bishops Lydeard station. Made…
Two compartments of the coach, one third class and one first have now been substantially completed and the lino was laid on their floors today. Third class compartment. Pic by volunteer carriage restorer Mike Jones. First class compartment. Pic by Chris Austin.
The Trust has heard this morning that its application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a £40,000 grant to re-launch the Gauge Museum and develop its educational activities has been approved. The Trust will be putting £20,000 of its own resources into the project. Chris Austin, Trust Chairman, said “We are naturally delighted that, after…
Geoff Evens writes: “The WSSRT was invited to the Dunkirk Memorial House WW1 Commemorative Event on Saturday 7 July 2018. Our message was linked to the use of ambulance trains during the conflict and the WSSRT Churchward Toplight TK 3639 that was built 1908 and converted to ambulance coach in 1916 and deployed to France….