Groundwork volunteer

Groundwork volunteer

Organisation role · Flexible hours
GL13 9UB, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
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Vale of Berkeley Railway Charitable Trust
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We need volunteers to help us clear the old freight sidings at Oldminster to provide a restoration and maintenance facility for our heritage rolling stock.

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We need volunteers willing and able to work outdoors clearing vegetation, preparing the ground for a new vehicular access and re-laying the permanent way.

Our work parties take place on Wednesdays, Fridays and some Saturdays.

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About Vale of Berkeley Railway Charitable Trust

We're bringing heritage trains back to the Sharpness Branch - creating a tourist attraction and education attraction to show how this charming line served the community and took goods from dock to door.
Our aim is to reopen the Sharpness branch line, in Gloucestershire, to passengers as a heritage railway tourist attraction, rebuilding some of the key structures that once adorned this historic joint GWR & LMS Severn & Wye Railway. We have established an engineering facility based in the Old Engine House by the docks, to restore heritage locomotives, rolling stock and other items from a bygone era, and to serve as an initial base for the Vale of Berkeley Railway. Now we are working on developing the original Sharpness freight sidings site, as the next phase in our plans to establish a Heritage Railway operation towards Berkeley.