Year: 2019

February 15, 2019 Admin No comments exist

Notice to all Trust Members The AGM will be held on Saturday, 23 March 2019 in the Meeting Room behind Bishops Lydeard station. Members will be receiving their individual packs by email or post in the next few days. In the meantime, here are the papers for early access. 2019 AGM Agenda Proxy Form Business…

February 14, 2019 Admin No comments exist

Following discussions with the PLC and some preliminary internal proposals from Trustees, work will now proceed on developing and induction pack for new Trust volunteers. This work is being led by Geoff Evens and Don Fraser and will also provide the opportunity for existing volunteers to update themselves on key policies and procedures particularly in…

February 14, 2019 Admin No comments exist

At the same meeting, Trustees approved the final version of the Trust Fundraising Plan which will now be taken forward led by the Secretary, Steve Williams. Details of progress being made will be published on a regular basis as developments take place.

February 14, 2019 Admin No comments exist

At its January meeting, the Board agreed the 2019 update to the Business Plan which will be included as part of the AGM pack for Members. Details of the Plan will also be published more widely after the AGM.

February 14, 2019 Admin No comments exist

Just a brief note for all Members that the 2019 AGM will be held on Saturday 23rd March at 2 PM in the Meeting Room behind Bishops Lydeard station. The agenda and papers including proxy forms will be circulated in the next few days.. In addition to the formal agenda, there will be the opportunity…

February 13, 2019 Admin No comments exist

Helen Anson, the Trust Learning Officer is making excellent progress in developing the Learning Offer about the Gauge Museum and related WSR Heritage for schools, community groups and other stakeholders. Helen will be preparing to visit schools and other settings shortly and details will be available on the website and through the Trust Newsletter when…

February 13, 2019 Admin No comments exist

Following a report to the January Board, work is now underway conjunction with the PLC on updating the Trust safety policies and working practices such that they comply with the latest version and requirements of the PLC Safety Management System. This follows the ORR visit to the railway in October 2018 and will also include…

February 10, 2019 Admin No comments exist

Three young volunteers from the West Somerset Railway – Matthew Sutton, Lee Robbins and Matthew Jackson – each received a framed runners-up ‘Lord Faulkner Young Volunteer Award’ certificate at the Heritage Railway Association’s 2019 Awards held at Birmingham’s Burlington Hotel on 9 February 2019. The category was won by the very worthy Matthew Wilson from…

February 1, 2019 Admin No comments exist

Drawings, paintings and models by Peter Barnfield (1942 – 2018) will be the basis of a summer exhibition in the Gauge Museum at Bishops Lydeard from13 to 28 July 2019. With his wife Ginny, Peter created the Blue Anchor Railway Museum for GW150 in 1985 and ran it for 10 years before handing over to…

February 1, 2019 Admin No comments exist

A picture of the pristine 6705 at Williton recently repainted by the Restorations team after bodyside repairs.  The new filler pipes to the roof tank can be seen, allowing the coach to be tanked from platform level, rather that requiring staff to go onto the roof.

January 30, 2019 Admin No comments exist

The Heritage Railway Association Young Person Award draws closer. The award ceremony is to be held on 9th February at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel in Birmingham, the two nominations from the West Somerset Steam Railway Trust are Matt Sutton and right Matt Jackson plus from the West Somerset Railway, Lee Robbins; all have been short…