On Saturday 19th April around 160 of our shareholders, contractors and friends of the company enjoyed an evening trip behind 7820 leaving Toddington at 7.00pm for a round trip to Cheltenham, back through Winchcombe, over the viaduct to Laverton and finish at 9.30 back at Toddington. A buffet, celebration cake and drinks were enjoyed by all and the lovely evening sunshine just made for a perfect evening – and of course, ‘Dinmore Manor’ played her part and performed magnificently.
A very big “thank you” to all who came and supported us and to those who could not be with us but very kindly donated towards the event.
We would not be where we are today with two locomotives in steam (and two awaiting restoration) without you, our shareholders, having invested in the “dream of steam” in the past and continuing with your support today. It was good to be able to meet some of you on the Return to Steam special and we hope to meet many more at the GWSR Gala when our two working locomotives will be working together for the first time in our history. Full details of the Gala are on the GWSR website.
Hopefully you will have received the latest edition of “Dinmore News” and have the details of the exciting happenings on 17th May (if not give me a call on 01643 706943).