The West Somerset Steam Railway Trust has announced that it has welcomed three new volunteer trustees.
They have been co-opted to assist with work during the coronavirus pandemic.
The appointments follow interviews that were part of the process that started back in June. The aim? To broaden the base of age, skills and experience and to tackle the increasing workload as membership numbers grow.
- Helen Anson – Helen is a school teacher and also the Trust’s Education Officer.
- Matt Jackson – Matt has been appointed Manager of the Model Railway Group in the Gauge Museum at Bishops Lydeard. Matt is an apprentice with an engineering firm in Exeter and is also part of the support crew for Clan Line.
- Mike Thompson – Mike is an experienced aviation specialist with 30 years of experience in leadership roles. He is a guard, TTI and booking clerk at the WSR and is the brother of the late chairman of the WSR, Peter Thompson.
Trust Chairman, Chris Austin said, “I am delighted to welcome three new Trustees to help with the expanding work of the Trust, bringing some specific skills that we need, and with an impressive range of knowledge and capabilities. They also bring some welcome diversity to the Trust board and together reduce the average age of trustees considerably. Together we shall all be working hard to support the West Somerset Railway as we move towards reopening and the welcome reappearance of steam trains again in Somerset.”
The West Somerset Steam Railway Trust is a small charity that focuses on heritage and education and runs the museums at both Blue Anchor and Bishops Lydeard.
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