The West Somerset Steam Railway Trust

September 2020

September 28, 2020 Admin No comments exist

The Annual General Meeting of the West Somerset Steam Railway Trust will be held on Saturday 14 November at 14.00 by Zoom.  Details will be sent to members 21 days before the meeting. The temporary suspension of applications for Trust membership will also be lifted from 1 October.  This had to be put in place while we…

September 25, 2020 Admin No comments exist

The Partnership Development Group (PDG) met yesterday to consider proposals from the PLC towards achieving ‘One Railway’ via a fundamental re-organisation of the PLC to create a parent charity, with the PLC operating as a subsidiary company. The meeting was also attended by John Bailey, architect of the recent report recommending these changes. The PDG…

September 18, 2020 Admin No comments exist

The West Somerset Steam Railway Trust regrets that it is having to suspend the acceptance of new member applications from today as a result of the huge level of demand which is beyond our ability to process at this time. The Trust is a small charity run by volunteers and hitherto has been processing applications at the rate…

September 17, 2020 Admin No comments exist

WSR Shared Vision – September 2020. John Bailey.  Independent Assessor. WSR – Achieving the Three Chairmen’s Consensus Following a notably amicable meeting on 15th September, involving the Chairmen of The West Somerset Railway PLC (“the PLC”), The West Somerset Railways Association (“WSRA”)   and the West Somerset Steam Railway Trust (“WSSRT”),  they asked me to assess independently…

September 10, 2020 Admin No comments exist

The recent successful bid by the West Somerset Steam Railway Trust resulted in an award of £28,700 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund’s (NLHF) ‘Heritage Emergency Fund’. This will allow the Trust to be Covid-19 secure when it is able to reopen the museums to the public again, and also to resume work on carriage…

September 4, 2020 Admin No comments exist

The West Somerset Steam Railway Trust announces with regret that it is having to defer its Annual General Meeting from the proposed date of September 19th to a date later in the year.  The Chairman, Chris Austin, will be writing to members in the next few days to explain the reason for this and to…

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  • A statement by the Trust
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  • National Heritage Lottery Emergency Fund
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  • Salvage Hunters
  • The 2020 Annual General Meeting
  • Minutes of latest Board Meeting
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  • WSR Covid 19 Appeal
  • Partnership Development Group Minutes
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  • Response to Report by John Bailey on WSR Organisation
  • New Trustees Are Welcomed!
  • PLC Director Appointment
  • Edition 1 of the ‘The Platform’ published
  • Minutes of the recent Board meeting
  • Alan Meade retires
  • Newsletter no 14 – May 2020
  • Joint Statement on the Washford lease
  • An update on the funding appeals
  • 2020 AGM Postponement
  • WSR funding appeal reaches £50,000
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  • West Somerset Railway funding appeal hits the right notes
  • Minutes of the recent Board meeting
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  • Museum re-opening postponed
  • Roll of Honour
  • Progress at the Gauge Museum
  • Gauge Museum scaffolding removed
  • Another important milestone passed
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  • The GWR Roll of Honour
  • Steam Trust welcomes new GM
  • Minutes of Board Meeting published
  • Refurbishing the Gauge Museum
  • Heritage Railway Association Awards
  • Gauge Museum Renovation Project Update
  • Gauge Museum: latest picture
  • New curator for Blue Anchor Museum
  • The Trust contributes £35,000 to Track Appeal
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  • Steam Trust appoints Vice Chairman
  • The WSRA Steam and Vintage Rally
  • The launch of the Taunton Shuttle
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  • Newsletter no 12 published
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  • GWR approves WSR’s ‘Exmoor Gateway’ bid
  • Easter at Gauge Junction
  • Gauge Museum to be refurbished
  • Exciting new learning opportunities on the West Somerset Railway!
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