The Station Shop and the Whistle Stop Café



West Somerset Restoration and Williton Works

What we do...

The Association is a charity with around 5000 members and is an integral part of the family of organisations that together form the West Somerset Railway. The Articles of Association state the charity's purpose...


"The Association is established to promote education by the restoring, preserving and displaying railway locomotives, carriages, wagons and other artefacts of historical interest and buildings connected therewith in particular but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, those connected with the South West of England and the preserving and displaying of books, drawings, records, documents, sound and visual recordings, cinematograph films and photographs relating to such artefacts and vehicles, their history and development."


Who we are...

Founded in 1971, the Association began as a member-based society managed by a Committee elected by the membership.


In 1994, the membership voted to change the Association into a charity managed by up to ten Trustees who are elected by the membership.


Find out more about the Trustees and the Association's staff on the 'The Team' page.


To contact the Association please see the 'Contact us' page.



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