The West Somerset Railway Heritage Trust WSRHT

The new appointment of a Heritage Trust Trustee

Posted on June 16, 2021

The West Somerset Railway Heritage Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of Martin Brown as a Trustee joining the board.

Martin holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Relations and worked with both the HSE and HMRI before taking up posts as Health and Safety Director with Tube Lines (London Underground Maintenance), Docklands Light Railway and London Overground and Crossrail. He has worked in a number of industry sectors, but in particular in construction and rail. He has now retired from full-time employment.

Initially, Martin will take on Board responsibility for the restoration of our heritage carriages, working alongside and continuing the excellent work of our former Chairman, Chris Austin. 

Steve Williams, Acting Chairman of the Trust, commented, “I am delighted to welcome Martin to the Board of Trustees, and this continues our policy of bringing in experienced professionals in many areas who can add significant value to the work of the Trust.  I am confident that Martin can bring a significant contribution to our future activities as we seek to develop a strong heritage experience for our visitors to the railway, bringing in both experienced professionals and existing volunteers”.

Martin Brown commented: ‘‘I am really pleased to be joining the Trust. It’s work in heritage restoration, and educational work lies at the heart of how we can make the railway more central to the community and engage more fully with people of all ages and backgrounds. We have so much to offer, and I really hope I can help realise this.” 

Restoration plays an integral part of the aims and objectives of the Heritage Trust. We continue to use our fine capabilities to restore carriages, in the same way, as we have done for more than three decades.