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We elect trustees able to provide the range of experience, skills and opinions required to ensure donated funds are used most effectively to protect the assets owned and leased to the trust, and that the assets themselves are put to good use to generate income and to preserve the history and culture of the Settle Carlisle line.
I was born in Yorkshire within sight of the Midland Railway main line which led to a lifelong interest in railways. I moved to Cumbria ten years ago, close to the S&C line in the Eden Valley.
I am a director of Westmorland Ltd, a family business which operates motorway services. I have been involved in many regeneration projects including Lowther Castle & Gardens and as a Canon of Carlisle Cathedral.
Having moved to the Lake District in 2016 following a London based career my focus at the Settle and Carlisle Railway Trust is looking after their properties at Kirkby Stephen, Ribblehead and Horton-in-Ribblesdale.
These remote, isolated buildings in beautiful countryside provide challenges aplenty but significant reward to all who pass through.
I was born in West Yorkshire near a line which saw occasional diversions of the 'Thames-Clyde Express'. Most of my career was spent at Crewe in the back-offices of British Rail. I retired to Appleby-in-Westmorland about 15 years ago.
I'm currently involved with the local Anglican church, with photography, and with organisations connected with the S&C.
Martin is an author and as well as being a Trustee is on the Committee of The Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Railway Line. His book, published in 2016 with a Foreword by Michael Portillo, traced decisions on the S&C Railway from 1850-1900, and by use of the Freedom of Information Act disclosed the reasons for the change of heart by the Government in reprieving the line
He moved to North Yorkshire in 2015. His career was as a senior NHS Manager in the Midlands. His family have strong roots in Yorkshire and for more years than he cares to remember he has been spending holidays in the area.
I was born within walking distance of Rosegrove engine shed (Burnley) and have a lifetime interest in model railways and have an N gauge layout based on Cumwhinton on the S&C.
I was an accountant for 40 years and I became involved with the S&C when appointed Treasurer for FoSCL several years ago - a position that I now also perform for the S&C Trust.
Established Trust as a registered charity in 1990 on behalf of the Friends of the Line, as proposed to Ministers when Line threatened with closure. An original Trustee, then Chairman of the Trust, 1999 to 2009, when the three Trust stations were acquired and restored. Also first Chairman of the Property Company, set up to hold title to and manage the Trust stations.
A Londoner, but, in early years brought up in Bradford and attended first school at Frizinghall. Later a City lawyer and legal advisor for the Friends and the Trust. A railway enthusiast from the age of 8 and a big contributor to the Archives.
I have had a life-long interest in railways which started on the Midland near London. I have many photos taken in those years. As Bishop of Carlisle I became a vice-president of the Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line.
When I retired in 2009 I became a trustee of the Settle and Carlisle Trust. I have no particular expertise in either railway operation or properties; I simply offer a strong interest and a little wisdom!
Aged 15 , I moved from the Borders to the railway village of Drem in the days when it was still a busy junction and a request stop on the London sleeper. I was accustomed to travel frequently by train and to commute to Edinburgh for education and work. I have been taking children and now grandchildren round the network ever since, and have a particular interest in facilities for passengers.
Beautiful views and great locations, have a holiday in one of our unique historic railway buildings
Restoring and maintaining both buildings and structures stretching along the line from Cumbria to Yorkshire
Train stations that withstand the test of time, fit for purpose and incorporating classic features and design
Delve into the archives to discover some of our railway heritage and family stories interlinked with the line