We came a very close second in the RailUK forums poll of a worthy cause for £500.
So very close!
We were pipped to the post by Close the Loughborough Gap.
Thank you very much to everyone who voted.
Two things jump to mind from the outcome:
- We, and the first place, were miles ahead of all the other candidates, showing that we have a good claim on being part of the big league of preservation credibility.
- Proportional to the number of members and followers we have and compared to the GCRs, we have achieved a much much higher turnout. While it wasn’t only Society members who voted, if we use ‘number of members’ as a representation of size, we have 150-something members and won 35 votes (23%). I don’t know how many members the GCRs have, but I bet it’s more than us! This makes our turnout proportionally much higher.
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