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November 2012

Your Hall or Mine?

Viscount Cobham of Hagley Hall has kindly accepted an invitation to become Patron of The Friends of Locomotive 4930 Hagley Hall Group.

This announcement comes at a key time in the history of the locomotive, and we look forward to welcoming Lord Cobham at our future events.

 

 

October 2012

Car takes glory in head to head charity challenge

A MORGAN 3 Wheeler triumphed over Severn Valley Railway locomotive Sir Keith Park in today’s battle of two Midlands engineering icons. The dashing pair went head to head in a thrilling time trial between Bridgnorth and Kidderminster to raise cash for the BBC Children in Need appeal.

Going loco on the footplate was Sky Sports presenter Vicky Gomersall while Coronation Street actor Tony Hirst, who plays fireman Paul Kershaw, was the man behind the wheel. Mr Hirst was the first to arrive under the Kidderminster station clock, five minutes ahead of the train.

Along the 16 mile route, each driver collected traditional railway tokens with the Morgan team jumping out at Highley and Arley stations and running over a bridge. Both competitors were spurred on by hundreds of onlookers at stations down the line.

The train pulled eight coaches carrying customers, Pudsey Bear and youngsters from Bridgnorth schools and Edward’s Trust. A victorious Mr Hirst said: “This is a real champagne moment for me. I’ve had an amazing time driving a wonderful car through the English countryside. Everyone has made Vicky and I feel so welcome.

Ms Gomersall added: “Being taught to drive a beautiful locomotive which has been restored to its former glory was a memorable experience and it was great to see so many people cheering us on.”

Time trial organiser John Leftwich of the Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust Ltd said: “This has been a hugely enjoyable event to stage and we’ve enjoyed massive support from our celebrities and the local community. We’re still collecting money but I’m confident we’ll have raised more than £5,000.”

Skyfall - Preview

Skyfall

Boiler suits and hi-viz jackets were swapped for black tie and tuxedos for a glittering Premier of the new Bond movie Skyfall at The Worcester Odeon.

120 guests of the railway were treated to a preview of the film 24 hours before general release. Not only was it a great film but the opening sequence featured a train top duel between Bond and one of the bad guys.

Ticket sales and a raffle raised £3,000 for the newly formed SVR Charitable Trust.

 

 

 

Bransford Trust Supports Heritage Training Academy

Worcester based Bransford Trust has contributed £5,000 to the SVR Charitable Trust to help fund the forthcoming Heritage Skills Training Academy. Bransford Trust have long supported work with youngsters in the county and found the academy very appealing in helping create essential skills and employment in Worcestershire.

 

 

Restoration Update

Detailed restoration update for September 2012.

LNER Carriage Group Newsletter

The LNER Carriage Group's occasional email newsletters are now available online here, where you can also register and keep up to date with the LNER Carriage Group.

 

 

 

July 2012

Stop Press!

The Rolling Stock Trust’s restored LMSR First Class Dining Car, 7511, has been chosen by the Heritage Railway Association as the winning coach in the Carriage and Wagon competition for 2010 which has just been announced today.

The judges considered it “a first class restoration earning its living in dining service”.
An awards ceremony to be held on Saturday September 22nd will see us awarded with a plaque. 7511 took 50 volunteers ten years to rebuild at Bridgnorth out in the open, with only final mechanical work and finish painting taking place in doors at Kidderminster, albeit in a draughty tent.

The Rolling Stock Trust's change of identity became official with Companies House issuing a Certificate of Incorporation on 29th June for the Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust Co.
The new fund raising committee, headed by John Leftwich is making good progress in setting up some high profile fund raising events for the next few months. A film premier event in Worcester aimed at the county’s top people and a novel train race are two such events that are in preparation. Further information will be released as soon as the details are confirmed.
The fund raising committee is now meeting fortnightly and building up a momentum that is exciting to be part of.

And we congratulate Richard Gunning on his retirement from “real work”. He can now concentrate fully on rebuilding the Trusts LNER Pidgeon Van without the distraction of having to earn a living!

June 2012

New Trustee

Local businessman and philanthropist John Leftwich has been appointed as a trustee of the newly formed SVR Charitable Trust Ltd.

The grandson of a boilermaker on Tyneside, John has steam - LNER steam to be precise - in his blood. Having received a “Tornado” model locomotive from his wife for Christmas, the ritual spare room conversion has been undertaken and a sizeable layout is now under construction. One thing led to another and when invited by Nick Paul, Chairman, John jumped at the chance of joining the group.

John hopes to be able to combine his interest in railways with his many years of experience in senior sales & marketing positions around the world. He will chair the newly formed Development Committee with specific focus on fundraising so as to enhance and maintain the SVR’s position as the leading heritage line in the country. He was until recently Area Chairman for The Prince’s Trust.

Hugh McQuade, Chariman of the Trust commented “I welcome his experience and the obvious enthusiasm he has for our railway.”

May 2012

Severn Valley Railway Charity forges ahead

Severn Valley Railway is to broaden the scope of its charity, preserving an industrial treasure for generations to come.

The Severn Valley Railway is one of the UK’s leading tourist attractions, giving pleasure and firsthand experience of our industrial heritage to well over 200,000 visitors each year. The railway is operated by volunteers who give up their free time to run steam trains, providing visitors with access to the beautiful valley, towns and villages of the River Severn.

This year the SVR celebrates the opening of the railway in 1862, which means the buildings and infrastructure is now over 150 years old. Operating and maintaining a railway of this era safely is a very expensive business, particularly in the case of the SVR given the age of its stations, bridges and track, all of which must be maintained in top condition.

Ten years ago the SVR Rolling Stock Trust was formed to help care for the locomotives, carriages and wagons which are such an important part of the Railway. The Trustees and Members of the Charity have agreed to broaden the remit of the Trust to help raise funds for the care of the SVR’s buildings and structures.

Chairman of the Trust, Hugh McQuade explains, the Trust has done so much to help the railway over the past ten years by restoring and helping to maintain the carriages in original condition.“The railway is now so popular it carries more trains and passengers than it ever did. In addition to the rolling stock, we now need to protect and preserve the buildings and structures in their original condition wherever possible, so our visitors can appreciate our magnificent collection of railway vehicles in authentic surroundings.”

The Trust is now responsible for around one third of the SVR’s veteran working carriages and two locomotives, Great Western Railway 7819 ‘Hinton Manor’ and 4930 ‘Hagley Hall’ are awaiting restoration. It is hoped the expanded Trust will help with the funds needed to return the locomotive to service once more.

Further Fundraising Potential

The Trust has been working closely with the Severn Valley Railway (Holdings) plc company who’s chairman, Nick Paul OBE, is a former chairman of Advantage West Midlands. Nick sees the Trust as playing a major role in the future of the SVR. “The SVR brings so much pleasure to the thousands of visitors it hosts each year and makes a significant financial contribution to the local economy. We must ensure its future and we have exciting plans for maintaining future generations’ interest in the railway. These changes announced today pave the way for expansion of our fundraising activities to preserve and enhance our position as an industrial treasure”

To reflect the changes the Trust has been renamed the ‘Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust Ltd’ along with a new identity.

Trust name change

At the Extraordinary General Meeting of the Trust it was unanimously agreed to change the Title and Aims of the charity to widen its remit. Since then the matter has been passed over to the solicitors to complete the formalities at Companies House. Changes to the website will shortly follow, as will the bank mandate and other forthcoming literature. There is no need for anyone to alter their standing orders as the Banks will do the necessary when the time comes.
A meeting at Kidderminster on May 25th saw the report presented by Comptons, which will form the basis of future fundraising for the wider application of funds within the railway. Our first new Trustee with a focus of fund raising, John Leftwich, has begun to make approaches to firms, individuals and even Government officials with a number of ideas, and is to set up a fundraising group under our new Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust identity. I welcome his experience and the obvious enthusiasm he has for our railway.

Kidderminster Turntable

Meanwhile down in the yard, on our turntable, volunteers from the Worcester Bosch group were applying the grey undercoat. This had been delayed by the wet weather for a month, but work parties on Wednesday and Thursday 24th/25th were able to make the most of the sunny weather. On the Wednesday the work was interrupted by the arrival of loco 7812 ”Erlestoke Manor” which had to be turned before setting of to Bewdley to collect the Olympic flame. The Painters were very impressed to see their handiwork being used so effectively, and marvelled at the speed at which such a large locomotive could be quickly turned around with so little fuss or effort. The repainted side of the turntable was then facing the main railway, and we hope the Olympic flame was duly impressed by the display!

LNER Restaurant Kitchen Composite, 7960

Work was also taking place at the same time on the Trust's LNER Restaurant Kitchen Composite, 7960 at the hands of its regular volunteer team. Sink waste pipework for the pantry has been commenced, with a view to being able to let water out, before we try to fill the tanks and test the water supply to the new boiler, just in case there are any problems. Panelling out of the kitchen walls has begun, and the layout of kitchen equipment and services is now on our minds. Other finishing off works in the passenger saloon includes attention to the window drain channels.

April 2012

Detailed restoration update for April 2012

Changes proposed to SVR Rolling Stock Trust Co. Ltd.

For some time discussions have been taking place within the SVR family, with a view to extending the Charity’s Aims as it was felt that we are restricted in the projects we can undertake. The proposal would allow the Trust to increase its charitable fundraising and to undertake work which had not previously been possible, such as infrastructure projects.

It is proposed that the name of the Trust be changed to Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust Limited. Changes to the governance of the Trust are proposed also.

The system governing the existing Charity is one of twelve Trustees/Directors, where five are ex-officio representing; Severn Valley Railways Holdings plc ("SVRH plc"), Severn Valley Railway Company Limited ("SVRG"), Severn Valley Railway Association ("SVRA"), also the Heritage Railway Association and the National Railway Museum. Seven others are elected by the Membership.

As now proposed there would be nine Trustees with three being ex-officio, representing SVRH plc, SVRG and SVRA as before. Six others will be elected by the Membership, though for a time limited period (two three year periods subject to re-election) to refresh the Board. However there would be provision to extend periods of office if for a specific purpose.

It is proposed that the Trustees will for the future have the primary task of fundraising, and if subject to election would be chosen by Members drawn either from Rolling Stock Funds and Groups (Rolling Stock Owners) or by Individual Members. Membership would be free of charge and would incorporate all owners or owning groups, with individual Members drawn from inside and outside the SVR, to include representation from the National Railway Museum and the Heritage Railway Association. Membership would be for of a limited period, again to refresh the body of interest. Members with specific knowledge of rolling stock or infrastructure would be recruited as required as ‘officers’ to advise or manage projects.

To agree these proposals, there will be an EGM at the beginning of May where the existing Members will be asked to agree changes to the Memorandum and Articles of Association and to alter of name of the Trust. These changes have required the consent of the Charity Commission.

It is important to note that the Company Number, Charity Number and Bank Account Numbers will not change, though in the latter case the account name will be updated in due course. Arrangements will be made for existing regular and other donations to the Trust to continue.

March 2012

For the SVR Spring Gala the Trust's LNER Kitchen Restaurant Car 7960 will be running in passenger service for the first time since withdrawal by BR in the early sixties. 7960 will be on the south end of the LNER set, making this an 8 coach train of Gresley teaks, and the biggest in the country! A supplement will be charged to ride in 7960 and it expected to be hauled by 1744 the GNR N2 tank, then 4464 "Bittern" the A4 pacific for most of the time, and double headed briefly on Saturday by 69023 the J72 and 1744. On Sunday 7960 will be shunted into Kidderminster No 2 dock platform, and will be open for viewing.

Although this will be 7960's debut in passenger use, it is by no means finished. Operationally it is fit to carry passengers, but the pantry and kitchen are still under development, so it is not quite capable of making a cup of tea yet. Recent work has seen the gas pipework installed from the gas boxes to the pantry, where it only awaits delivery of the boiler before we can make a brew. The finished dresser and two nearly completed cupboard units also show how close this room is to becoming a workplace again.

The kitchen has been cleared of restoration materials left over from earlier work in the saloons and pantry, but as yet only wiring to the lighting locations and fan positions has been carried out.

The high standard of restoration in 7960 has to be seen to be believed, and it contrasts sharply with the rundown interior in Tourist Third Open 43600, two coaches further back in the train. This is due entirely to wear and tear as a result of almost continual use in service since 1977!

The Trust has placed an £8,000 order for reproduction third class moquette to the same pattern as used in 2701 (and the Quad-arts on the North Norfolk) this month. This will enable both 43600 and sister Third Open 52255 to be reupholstered at their next works visits, due in 2013.

On behalf of the SVR Rolling Stock Trust we hope everyone enjoys the Gala and as many people as possible get to ride in 7960 on its inaugural trips. Next year, maybe tea and cakes!

Hugh McQuade

February 2012

Detailed restoration update for February 2012

January 2012

Detailed restoration update for February 2012.

November 2011

Detailed restoration update for November 2011.

October 2011

Detailed restoration update.

August 2011

SVRA Raffle Draw

Mr Tim Godfrey, grandson of Sir Nigel Gresley,The SVR Rolling Stock Trust Co Ltd (Registered Charity 1092723) recently purchased railway carriage No. 52255. This 1935 York-built passenger coach is part of the SVR’s wonderful art deco heritage ‘Teak Train’ of ex-LNER wooden-bodied carriages. This set is one of the line’s most distinctive trains and a great favourite with passengers.
The purchase arose because ‘52255’ was reluctantly offered for sale by its private owner. With the support of a few generous individuals, the Rolling Stock Trust Charity purchased the carriage so that this important part of the SVR’s major vehicle collection can remain on the Railway. But the Trust’s saving of ‘52255’ was only possible with substantive temporary funding. So the Severn Valley Railway Association, which looks after the interests of SVR’s membership, organised their recent Raffle Draw to help make up the Trust Company’s depleted funds and hopefully finance some improvements in ‘52255’.
The Raffle prize-winning tickets were drawn on 27th August by Mr Tim Godfrey, grandson of Sir Nigel Gresley, alongside '52255' at Bewdley Station and by passengers travelling in the carriage. Sir Nigel designed all the ‘Teak Train’ carriages and was the LNER’s Chief Mechanical Engineer from 1923 to his death in 1941. The SVRA’s £16k cheque-handover ceremony to the Trust Company was later made in the SVR’s Highley Engine House alongside Sir Nigel Gresley’s personal Top Hat. This treasured heritage railway icon is on loan to the SVR by his grandson.

July 2011

Detailed restoration update.

April 2011

Another Gresley for the TRUST!

522551935 built LNER Tourist Third Open No. 52255, in service on the SVR for three decades was reluctantly put up for sale by the owner, John Giles. After receiving two strong bids, John agreed to let the Trust match the largest and call a halt to a bidding frenzy, so that 52255 could remain on the SVR. The Trust put together a collection of donations which will all be able to have gift aid attached, and during March became the new owner. The deal has the blessing of the SVR(H) and (G) companies as neither board wants to lose a 64 seat vehicle from one of the most distinctive and popular trains on the line. Members of the LNER(SVR)Coach Fund have been particularly generous in their support for this initiative. Now in Trust ownership, plans for upgrading the interior by producing luggage racks, coat hangers and mirrors were put in place. Chromed coat hangers already to hand are ready for installation. Castings for the long luggage racks are in stock awaiting polishing and machining, so this work will be ongoing throughout 2011, but installation will have to wait until all six racks are completed later in the year.

 

March 2011

February 2011

January 2011

  • 7819 DVDDetails of the new 7819 Hinton Manor DVD added to the Hinton Manor appeal page.
  • Jan 2011 restoration update - Gresley Kitchen Composite 7960 joins the RST collection
  • 7819 Hinton Manor update
  • Further details from the Severn Valley Railway, Wolverhampton Branch who are promoting several projects in respect of "Friends of Hinton Manor", are available in this flyer (608kB PDF).

25346
On December 3rd one of our coaches, 25346 was turned out by the paintshop at Kidderminster after a light repair and repaint. It took part in the Santa operations throughout the month sporting its RST sponsored destination boards displaying "THE CATHEDRALS EXPRESS". Additionally a new set of batteries was provided by the Trust as an improvement, which only cost us £695 for a set worth £2105.

LNER(SVR)Coach Fund
December was a good month for the Trust, and the long awaited hot news is that the LNER(SVR)Coach Fund signed over three of its vehicles to the Trust. At a meeting on December 5th the Fund formally voted the offer into being. This was accepted on December 20th by signatures of the Secretary and Chairman of the Trust. Agreement in advance having been passed at the Trust's previous meeting. So the Trust now adds the following LNER Gresley coaches to its portfolio:

24068, a Brake Corridor Composite in working order.
43600, a Tourist Third Open, in working order but needing interior improvements which are subject of an action by Fund officers which is ongoing.
70759, a Pigeon Van or Passenger Brake. This is currently undergoing a major remodelling by the Fund workforce.

The Coach Fund workforce have agreed to act as the "LNER Coach Group, a Department of the SVR Rolling Stock Trust Co." As such they will fund raise and care for their 'former' vehicles as agents of the Trust with all the benefits of charitable status when it comes to raising money for these three vehicles. The LNER(SVR) Coach Fund will still remain in being as owners of GNR 2701 and LNER 24105.

We welcome the LNER group to our little charity, together we can get things done.

7819
Down at Swindon our locomotive is about to be set up with a DVD playing a 50 minutes film of itself in action on the SVR and Mainline up to the time of its withdrawal and storage. This has been agreed by the McArthur Glenn management, and we have had all the equipment (donated by Vice Chairman Paul Fathers) PAT tested at Kidderminster prior to dispatch.
The people of Swindon will soon be able to enjoy a cup of coffee to the sounds of Hinton Manor storming up a variety of Welsh hills and we hope they enjoy it enough to drop a bit of money our way.

Best wishes to all our readers for the New Year, and hoping to bring you news of further acquisitions soon.

December 2010

The Severn Valley Railway, Wolverhampton Branch are promoting several projects in respect of "Friends of Hinton Manor", these are:

  • "In Cambrian Country" - a limited edition print (500) of Hinton Manor on Talerdigg bank in 1960, painted by Fred Lea GRA (courtsey of Alan Gough). Prices: Framed print £78.19, Mounted and bagged £39.09, p&p £20.00.
  • BR(W) 20t Toad Brake Van designated "RU LOCO STAFFORD Rd - a limited edition of 500 commissioned from Bachmann Europe Plc. Price: £10.50 p&p £1.95

To order either the above, please send a cheque payable to "SVR Wolverhampton Branch" c/o 31 Oakleigh Drive, Codsall, Wolverhampton, WV8 1JP.

  • A superdetailed model of 7819 Hinton Manor in OO, EM or P4 scale, and in choice of livery, for £375.00 (or £425.00 with Ultrascale wheels). Further details and an order form for the above can be found on the SVR Wolverhampton Branch website.
  • The branch has also sponsored a book, courtesy Simon Dewey, entitled 'Wolverhampton Railways In Colour'. The book consists of over 80 colour photographs from the 1960s to the early 2000s. The book is priced at £15.99, or £18.50 inclusive of p&p, and can be ordered from: 49, Tyninghame Avenue, Wolverhampton, WV6 9PP again cheques should be payable to "SVR Wolverhampton Branch".

`Fittings Fit for a Manor` - The Branch is also the sponsor of the latest SVR raffle. Booklets of tickets are in the latest members mailing from the SVR - first prize £781.9! Further info here.

October 2010

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April 2010

March 2010

SVR RSTHugh McQuade presented former Trust Chairman Alan Osborne with an engraved decanter and his wife Judy with flowers. The presentation was made by the directors of RST in recognition of the key role Alan played in establishing the Trust and chairing it for the first few years. Photographed at Bridgnorth Station 21st March 2010.

 

 

January 2010

Latest restoration update for January 2010.

November 2009

Latest restoration update for November 2009.

October 2009

Latest restoration update for October 2009. With 7511 complete, the 7511 web page is updated with a fine photo.

September 2009

A successful Barbeque was held at Arley on August Bank holiday in aid of 7819 Hinton Manor. Trains from Bridgnorth and Kidderminster were run to bring staff and friends to the venue, and the DMU group ran their bar from the DMU parked in the up platform. Music was provided by Andy Christie at his own expense, while John Price and his ladies provided the food at cost. Martin White ran a raffle which was won by Tom from Bewdley M.P.D. and the Fathers family did a £1 in a bucket lottery which was won by our host, Station Master Ian Latimer (Fix! Fix!). The whole event was organised by Kevin Cronin and Dave Evans who are planning to do something similar next year. A profit of over £500 was made which has been donated to the S.V.R. Rolling Stock Trust for use on Hinton Manors return to working order.

New fund raising leaflets made their debut at the BBQ, as 7819 “Back to Steam” leaflets made their first public appearance. 8000 of these are being distributed by Bachmann models in their collectors’ magazine which has a worldwide circulation. We still have a few thousand in stock for distribution closer to home in 2010. Thanks go to Paul Fathers and Paul Bennett for producing these at short notice, and to former Bewdley fireman Mick Damone for printing and delivering them. A PDF version is available on the Hinton Manor Appeal page. Additionally a new S.V.R. Rolling Stock Trust leaflet for general fund raising has been produced by Paul Hobson. These green leaflets will be our general distribution leaflet for the next few years. Monies raised by these are not specifically earmarked for individual projects and will allow a variety of development to move forward.

Rob Starkey has agreed to do some on-line research into grant giving bodies. Well known as Kidderminster Carriage Shed shunter driver Rob has computer skills and a little free time to carry out this essential research for the Trust.

Latest restoration update for September 2009.

August 2009

FO 7511 has taken its first test trip down the line - as shown in this Guards' journal.

No.2886, was 32919, was a Stove 'R', but now might be a BDZ - maybe - but is certainly in need of more than a little TLC. The vehicle has replaced No. 7511 as the LMS&BR Coach Department project and needs your support either, by donation (can be giftaided) or by your giving books (Railway or otherwise) forwarded to the Carriage and Wagon Hut at Bridgnorth Station (most Saturdays and Sunday mornings). Mike Parker presides over our second hand book shop with in a very second hand TSO No. 4399 on the cattle dock and will be pleased to see you.

Black bagged (preferably crushed) aluminium cans, clean scrap aluminium, brass and copper are also most welcome. Our promise is that we will turn all of the scrap into something to behold - allegedly! Skilled welders, woodworkers, other skills and the very rich also welcome!

And don't forget - an evening fund raising barbeque for 7819 Hinton Manor at Arley Station, Sunday 30th August.

June 2009

Latest restoration update for June 2009.

A new page details the history of Kidderminster Turntable.

A date for the diary: An evening fund raising barbeque for 7819 Hinton Manor is planned for Sunday 30th August at Arley Station. Further details to follow.

April 2009

Restoration update - April 2009

This website continues to be developed, and more photographic images are appearing from week to week, courtesy of Tim Davis, of Kidderminster Carriage Works, who has been tasked with trying to get a good portrait-shot of each of our vehicles in traffic. Restoration work at Bridgnorth on 2886 and 4399 will be featured as it progresses, thanks to Sue Thomas, our northern correspondent. The Trust Board is grateful to Paul Bennett, who has restyled the website and has continued to add further developments.

March 2009

RESTORED COACH 4690
A brief ceremony performed by two of Britain's successful Olympic medal winning Paralympian athletes was convened at Kidderminster platform on 17th Feb at the start of the half term holiday and as a prelude to the new 2009 season. The athletes performed an Official Commissioning of coach 4690 (jointly owned by the Trust and Wolverhamton Branch SVR), which has undergone a £36,000 refit to make it the fourth passenger coach on the SVR to be fully available for disabled visitors.

The athletes, both locally based were Sascha Kindred OBE (32) and Mikey Bushell (18). Swimmer Sascha won 2 Gold’s and a Bronze in the pool at Beijing and was recently awarded the OBE in the New Year's Honours list. Wheelchair athlete Mickey won a silver medal in the 100 metres final and only missed Gold by nine hundredths of a second. They were joined by Richard Callicott of the Paralympian Association, John Leech, SVR Marketing Manager, two members of the Wolverhamton Branch (SVR) and 3 members of the SVR RST - Chris Thomas (who gave the introductory address), Stewart Clark (Hon Co Sec) and Neil Dancer on a scheduled return service to Bridgnorth. The whole event was enjoyed by all with the Medal winners readily talking with fellow travellers about their Beijing experiences and having impromptu photo sessions, with medals on show of course. Both young athletes were enjoying their first journey by steam.

February 2009

by Hugh McQuade

Website
Paul Bennett has been restyling the Trust's website in consultation with chairman Hugh McQuade, secretary Stewart Clarke, Paul Fathers and Susan Thomas who has 'manned' the site so far. An attractive, informative package is being developed and will go live in early March. Further amendments will follow after that, to incorporate styling and operational features. Both Sue and Paul will be acting as 'reporters' for the website.

The new website launched 4th March 2009!

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