26.9.2013 copyright Steve Sainsbury/Rail Thing
The New S&D had an important meeting yesterday, the main aim of which was to increase the amount of active members at committee level, look into setting up as a Trust and, most importantly, start using the one asset we have - the station and 200 metres of trackbed at Midford, possibly the most scenic and iconic location on any British railway.
We now have two extra committee members, three potential trustees for the new Trust and the core of a working team at Midford. We also now have a Project Manager for Midford, Peter Sandell.
So if you fancy spending hours or days or weeks over the coming years working in this wonderful location please get in touch. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, contact details for Peter will appear very soon.
We expect working parties to start again in the next few weeks, once we have set up insurance for the site. Work will involve cutting back undergrowth at first, but the intention is to start rebuilding the station as soon as we can. This will create a fantastic asset for the Midford Valley, and the fifth active restoration project and location on the S&D!
Steve Sainsbury MA
Chair, New S&D