Who's Who

Something to be borne in mind is that some of those below are Freemasons.  We have included links to already published information that the members may find informative.

Jean ADKINS

Taunton Deane District Councillor.   Member of the Partnership Development Group (PDG).

/https://www.somersetconservatives.org.uk/person/councillor-jean-adkins/

Christopher AUSTIN

Chairman West Somerset Steam Railway Trust, former Chairman WSR Plc at the time of rail-grinding fiasco.  PDG  member.

http://westsomersetrailway.vticket.co.uk/article.php/1129/chris-austin-to-sign-copies-of-his-new-book-at-west-somerset-railway-winter-steam-festival/

David BAKER

Trustee West Somerset Steam Railway Trust, former WSR Plc employee, former WSR Plc Vice-chairman.

Godfrey BAKER

Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust.   PDG Member.

Christopher BOLT

Finance Director WSR Plc, WSR Plc director and Trustee of West Somerset Steam Railway Trust.

Andy CHATWIN

 

Former Chairman 4160 Ltd, former Vice-chair WSR Association.

Involved in the removal of former WSR Association Treasurer Michael Grimoldby.

Peter CHIDZEY   

Ex WSR Association Chairman and Trustee.

Robin COOMBES

JP.   Author of the Coombes Report on the WSR Association.  Currently charged with the responsibility of ‘vetting’  new WSR Association Trustees to ensure they are above reproach and have the required integrity.  Over the last 20 years has held Directorships in various companies, 8 of which were dissolved.

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/robin-coombes-45537b2b/

Frank COURTNEY

Ex-acting Chairman of WSR Association.  Oversaw the publication of the Coombes report and the removal of the original six trustees at the invalid EGM.  WSR Plc Director.  Sacked as WSRA Trustee August 2018 by Paul Whitehouse & Robin White.

Mike CREES

Chairman of 4160 Ltd.  Retired film cameraman and photo journalist.

John CRONIN

Member of Partnership Development Group.  Member of Diesel & Electric Preservation Group.

Humphrey DAVIES

 

Ex WSR Association Chairman and ex WSR Plc Chairman now a WSR Plc Director. Involved in the removal of former WSR Association Treasurer Michael Grimolby.

GJF GARFIELD

New WSR Association Trustee

Steve EDGE

Author of WSRA+ web site.   Reform supporter.

Will FOSTER

New WSR Association Treasurer and Promotions Director.

http://www.wsra.org.uk/the-team/

John SD GLOVER

New WSR Association Trustee and WSR Plc employee.

http://www.wsra.org.uk/the-team/

Michael GRIMOLDBY

One of the founders of the WSR Association and Treasurer for two lengthy periods until 2007.

RS GREENWAY Sacked WSRA Trustee August 2018 by Whitehouse and White.   WSR Plc Director

David HALL

Partnership Development Group Member

HRA

Heritge Railway Association.  Company No  226245.  Directors: Reginald Ovenstone, Richard Barnes, Geoffrey Claydon, William Hillier, Ian Leigh, Jennifer Nunn, Peter Ovenstone, Brian Simpson, Mark Smith, Stephen Wood.  Refused to return the digital file containing the WSRA Membership list to the original six Trustees, maintaining it was 'lost'.  Produced a 22 page  report into the 'incident' when Peter Chidey, then WSRA Chairman was on the Quantock Belle with an just out of date Safety Permit.   www.hra.uk.com

Paul JOHNSON

 

Director of 4160 Ltd.  Former WSR Plc employee. Former WSR Association Trustee and Vice-chairman.

Susan KAUFMAN

Former paid manager  WSR Association and former secretary WSR Association.  Resigned after pressure from the Acting Chairman Frank Courtney.

 

 

Karen MILLS

West Somerset Councilor.   PDG Member.

David MORGAN

Former WSR Plc Director. Although not a Trustee, involved as chair at the meeting to remove of Michael Grimoldby.  Ex HRA Chairman and member.   Vice president of WSR Plc.

Michael NICHOLLS

Former WSR Association Trustee, Special Projects Manager and director WSR Association (Promotions) Ltd.

Geoff PATEMAN

WSR  Plc Director, ex WSR Association Trustee and Treasurer.  Also co author of the 2012 The Way Forward Discussion Document.  (See Archive)

Nigel  R POWER

New WSR Association Trustee.  Retired Police Inspector with Somerset & Avon. 

http://www.wsra.org.uk/the-team/

Steve ROBERTS

 

Former WSR Association Trustee and Chairman.   Former WSR Plc director and  co author of the 2012 The Way Forward Discussion Document. (See Archive)

David RANDLES  

 

Reinstated WSR Association member and reformer.  WSR Association membership terminated by Trustees.  Took out an unsuccessful injunction against WSR Association.

Mike R SHERWOOD

New WSR Association Trustee and Vice Chairman and WSR Association Promotions Director.

http://www.wsra.org.uk/the-team/

Martyn SNELL

PDG Member.   WSR Plc Employee. 

Tim STANGER

 

Ex WSR Association Trustee.  Co author of the 2012 The Way Forward  Confidential WSRA/Plc report.  Also co author of the 2012 The Way Forward Discussion Document. (See Archive)

Simon J STRETTON

was WSR Association Trustee and WSR Association Promotions Chairman and member of the Coombes review panel.

http://www.wsra.org.uk/the-team/

Roger SAVILLE

 

Ex WSR Plc Finance Director.  Co author of the 2012 The Way Forward Confidential WSRA/Plc report.

Mark SMITH

Heritage Railway Association Director  and ex  Vice Chairman.   Was a WSR Plc Director until 12/2016.  Involved in the removal of former WSR Association Treasurer Michael Grimoldby.

WSSRT The West Somerset Steam Railway Trust Ltd.   Company no 01079916.   Charity no 265564.   Directors: Chris Austin, Ian Colby, Geoffrey Evans, John Jenkins, Alan Meade.  Victor Williams. www.wssrt.co.uk

Robin WHITE 

Previous WSR Association Chairman.   WSR Volunteer and WSR Association reformer.  Now a WSRA Trustee.

http://www.oldsquare.co.uk/our-people/profile/robin-white

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwNzQ4FSr6w/

Paul C WHITEHOUSE

 

Reform group member.  Ex-policeman. Ex Chairman of Gangmasters Licencing Authority.

Current WSR Association Chairman also WSR Association  Promotions Company Secretary. 

Reinstated WSR Association member.  Membership terminated by Trustees.  Took out an unsuccessful injunction against WSR Association six original Trustees.

See our Archive Page for Sir John Hoddinott Report

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2007935/Whistleblower-exposes-quangos-cynical-lie-child-labour-English-onion-field.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Whitehouse_(police_officer)

http://www.nickdavies.net/2001/05/01/chief-police-officers-in-disarray/

http://www.wsra.org.uk/the-team/

 http://www.bushywood.com/paul_whitehouse.htm

http://www.somersetlive.co.uk/ex-chief-constable-loses-court-battle-railway/story-27466394-detail/story.html

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/fatal-flaws-and-misinformation-that-made-armed-raid-spin-out-of-control-9150915.html

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2001/jun/27/ukcrime.nickhopkins2

 

David WILLIAMS  

 

Ex WSR Association Trustee and former Chairman.  Forcibly removed from the board of the Steam Trust.  Three times award winning Editor of WSR Association Journal until 2016 when he was sacked by the new Trustees and replaced by Richard Jones.  Was a Life Member of the WSR Association untill the new Trustees terminated his membership.   Gave 20 years service to the WSR.

Steve WILLIAMS

 

WSR Plc Director.  Co author of the 2012 The Way Forward Discussion Document.  (See Archive)  Chairman of the PDG (Partnership Development Group)