There are a number of ways to support our project in addition to membership or sharesholding if you are able to spare some of your time to assist us either at our working weekends or be part of our engineering team, see below, or you might wish to assist us with our sales and publicity stand at various railway galas and events to raise awareness of our project, raise funds through sales of our merchandise and recruitment of new members / contributors to the project. If you are interested please contact our chairman / volunteer liaison officer Andrew Collett here
We aim to hold at least one working party weekend a month in co-operation with our friends at the Swindon & Cricklade Railway.
As always with our working weekends, no experience is necessary just enthusiasm and a willingness to get involved. If you are interested please contact our contact our chairman / volunteer liaison officer Andrew Collett here for a volunteer form to fill out.
Please note: as well as being a member of the General Steam Navigation Locomotive Restoration Society, see joining details here, you will also need to be a Member of the Swindon & Cricklade Railway this ensures that all activities are fully covered by insurance.
Note: due to Covid-19 secure working practices we have to limit working party numbers and therefore attendance of the following working weekends is by prior agereement with our our chairman / volunteer liaison officer Andrew Collett only.
Our current planned and completed working weekends for 2020 are as follows:
4th / 5th April - CANCELLED
2nd / 3rd May - CANCELLED
13th / 14th June - CANCELLED
15th / 16th August
12th / 13th September
1st / 2nd October - Boiler lift
24th / 25th October
14th / 15th November - CANCELLED
12th /13th December
Our current planned working for weekends for 2021 are as follows:
23th /24th January
20th /21st Feb
20th /21st March
17th /18th April
15th /16th May.
These dates are subject to confirmation please check prior to attending with our contact our chairman / volunteer liaison officer Andrew Collett here
Our current treasurer who has done a sterling job since the society and the CIC were set up has decided to stand down due to family & work commitments.
We thank him for all his hard work over the years, he will however remain part of the GSN team.
In light of this we are looking for somebody with a financial background that would be willing to take on the role of Treasurer / Finance Officer for the Society & CIC.
The role involves standard accounting procedures & attending monthly board meetings via skype.