To help support the Trust’s conservation and restoration activities, why not join us? It costs from just £14 per year and comes with many benefits, see below. Andy Young, our Membership Secretary, looks forward to welcoming you with a copy of our latest magazine. Memberships last until the end of the calendar year.

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Membership benefits

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All members receive a copy of our quarterly magazine, the latest edition of which is the summer issue. The magazine is packed with great reading material and photographic content, including:

– The S&D at Wimborne. Peter Russell describes how Wimborne became the starting point for the Dorset Central Railway, eventually evolving as the southern end of the S&D once the link-up with the Somerset Central had been made and before the opening of the Corfe Mullen cut-off.

– Chilton Drove Crossing – a tale of three families. Dave Bown finds a collection of family stories based upon just one level crossing gatehouse. Includes the relatives of well-known S&D figure, the late Percy Parsons.

– Re-evaluating the S&D in the modern transport climate. Aside from the effects of the pandemic, the railways have seen passenger and freight growth over the last three decades in sharp contrast to the declines seen in the ’50s and ’60s. Tim Stevens CMILT considers whether any part of the S&D might have a future role.

– Constructing a model of Bath Green Park station. Having thought about it for 15 years, Andrew Pearce set about building it. The task lasted four months – we report on how he did it.

– S&D stations: Wellow. A pretty location with potential for piscatorial pursuits was how Wellow was once described. David Grimwood relates the details in this, part 25 of his stations series.

– Sid Nash’s days on the S&D – part 1. Mr. Nash was an Eastbourne-based railwayman and photographer. Gerry Nichols tells us about some of his travels and pictures from the S&D in October 1951.

– Northern Area Group report.

– Eight pages of Trust and general S&D news.

– Four-page Trust sales supplement.

44 A4 pages including the sales supplement.