The Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway has been an institution on the Romney Marsh for nearly 90 years.
In its history the railway has faced somewhat challenging times resulting in near closure in the late 1960’s.
There were, however, a great many people for whom such a prospect was unthinkable and so the Association was born in 1967 to support the running of the railway to ensure it remained open for future generations.
The current structure of the railway, put in place by Sir William McAlpine in the early 1970’s, was supported from the outset by the Association, a role that we continue to undertake to this day.
We know that the railway has played an important part in many peoples’ lives over many generations either mas local users or visiting holiday makers and these memories never fade-away.
Through its membership the Association provides a great many volunteers who undertake a wide variety of operational tasks alongside the less glamorous roles like track and infrastructure construction & maintenance to help ensure that the railway will continue to provide these memories for generations to come.
In 2009 the Association became a registered charity no. 1127688 with the objectives TO PRESERVE AND MAINTAIN THE HISTORIC MINIATURE TRAINS AND ASSOCIATED ELEMENTS ON THE ROMNEY HYTHE & DYMCHURCH RAILWAY FOR THE BENEFIT AND EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC IN PARTICULARLY BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY BY THE mPROVISION OF A HERITAGE CENTRE AS WELL mAS FINANCIAL AND HUMAN RESOURCES.
As a registered charity the Association offers a tax efficient route for those who would like to leave a legacy, be it financial or specific gift to the railway.
If you would like to support the future growth and development of our wonderful railway and perhaps discuss a legacy then please complete and return this form.
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