Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway Association

(Registered Charity 1127688

SPECIAL PROJECTS FUND

 

The Special Projects Fund was launched at the 1996 Annual General Meeting of the Association and since that time has raised in excess of £50,000 towards a number of projects on the Railway.

 

Presently we are assisting the Railway with Locomotive Overhauls whilst building a financial reserve in readiness for the redevelopment of the Retail facilities at New Romney Station which we hope will include a bespoke Heritage Centre that will be able to provide accommodation for display of Heritage artefacts. It is hoped that we will be able to include some classroom/lecture facilities to enable more to be made of the potential for corporate hospitality as well as fulfilling the two objectives of the Charity relating to Education and Heritage.

 

We have previously funded, jointly with the Railway, and Accommodation facility that has a meeting area included which will be able to be used for meetings, small training sessions and heritage group work. The new facility arrived in the Car Park at New Romney in November and has now been kitted out to accommodate volunteers. One room is suitable for joint occupation. The building is primarily a mobile home which has been built to our own specification to provide suitable toilet and shower facilities together with a communal kitchen and a number of bedrooms for individual occupancy. It has been named the "Whittingham Room" in memory of a major benefactor.

 

Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway Association is a Charity Registered in England. Registered Number 1127688.

Registered Office: New Romney Station, 2 Littlestone Road, New Romney Kent TN28 8PL