Mexborough & Swinton 34 Project Launched!
In the centenary year of the opening of the Mexborough & Swinton trolleybus system we have launched a project to restore our oldest trolleybus. This Garrett O type with Garrett bodywork is now 87 years old and has been out of service for 70 years. The British Trolleybus Society rescued it in 1974. There are some major components missing and we have always known that this will be our most challenging restoration project.
One member has already promised a substantial donation to get us off to a good start.
We are looking for volunteers to act as Project Manager, researchers, fundraisers and restorers. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to help.
Donations will be very welcome, either by joining our Sponsortrolley scheme or making one-off payments. Please send cheques made payable to the British Trolleybus Society to the BTS Treasurer at 57 Sutcliffe Avenue, Earley, Reading RG67JN.
On Line Membership Facilities
The Society uses an on line membership system where members can log in and obtain the latest copies of Trolleybus (and Bus Fare and Wheels if you subscribe to them). All our membership management is now done through an on-line database, and all members at the time of launch were pre-registered to use the membership facilities. Full information was sent to all members with the May 2013 issue of Trolleybus, including registration details.
Non-members can register on the site and download a free copy of our monthly journal Trolleybus. Members and non-members alike can join or renew membership subscriptions once logged in, as well as being able to manage Gift Aid status and make donations to the Society.