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Working Members

Our postal address:

Volunteer Liaison Office,
Platform 1,
Bewdley Station,
DY12 1DP

Phone: 01299 401776





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Volunteer Reward Scheme Winners


Note: for the past 14 years the monthly prize draw has consisted of vouchers exchangeable at various Severn Valley Railway locations, which has always proved popular. However the Staffing Committee decided that for August - October 2023 the vouchers will be replaced by prizes prepared for the cancelled Thank You evening.


July 2024 - Roland Bull of TMD.

June 2024 - Brian Hollis of the 08 Group

May 2024 -  David Johnston of ESCW-Kidderminster

April 2024 - Nathan Rogers of Diesel Traction Group

March 2024 - Janet Sturt of Bridgnorth Booking Office.

February - Robin Padgett of ESMP

January 2024 - David Fry of Amalgamated Diesel Group

Christmas 2023

October 2023 winners: Joseph Cross and David Williams 

September 2023: Dan Baker - Highley Station, Pauline Paddock - On Train Buffet.
August 2023: Les Adey - TTI, Martin Bannister - Arley Station. 

July 2023 - Barbara Cooper of Hampton Loade Station

June 2023 - Bob Dunn - Class 50 Alliance

May 2023 - Stephen Boot - Bridgnorth Station

April 2023 - Richard Bendle - Train Crew Volunteer

March 2023 - Kieran Chadney - MPD Ops

February 2023 - John Elliott - The Venturer Dining

January 2023 - Ian Allcroft - Western Locomotive Association

Christmas 2022:

Andrew Macbeth - Signal Engineering.
Matthew Strong - TTI.
Tim May - Highley Station.
Pauline Paddock - On Train Buffet.


November 2022 - Colin Burch - GW (SVR) Association

October 2022 - John Potts - Engineering Services Carriage & Wagon Kidderminster

September 2022 - Rita Kimberley - Arley Station

August 2022 - John Dover - Eardington station 

July 2022 - Peter Line - 82045 Steam Locomotive Trust 

June 2022 - Jacob Hardcastle - Diesel Traction Group

May 2022 - John Daniels - MPD Ops

April 2022 - Tony Middleton - Class 50 Alliance

March 2022 - Guy Davies - Bridgnorth MPD Ops.

February 2022 - Paul Martin - Train Crew volunteer

January 2022 - Quentin Leiper - Bridgnorth Station

Christmas 2021:

Phil Brown - Signalling.
Ian Southwell - Telecoms, IT.
Kenneth Parton - Hampton Loade.
Alan Berck-May - MPD Ops.


November 2021 - Ian Jackson, a member of the Diesel Traction Group

October 2021 - Chris Davis of Bewdley P-way

September 2021 - Donald Syme of ESMP 

August 2021 - Phillip Sawyer of the Diesel Traction Group

July 2021 - Ann Hawker, a member of Bridgnorth Station team

June 2021 - Thomas Franklin of Signal Engineering Department

May 2021 - Stephen Pendry of The Engine House.

April 2021 - Philip Wright of The Engine House.

March 2021 - Paul Elsworth of Bewdley Booking Office. 

February 2021 - Robert Mulvey of MPD Ops.

January 2021 - Hugh Sidaway of MPD Ops, Bridgnorth.

Christmas 2020:

Joan Higgins - On Train Buffet.
Richard Newman - Kidderminster Station.
Richard Kings - Signalling.
Alan Pincher - ESMP.


November 2020 - Rev. Edwin Boddington ESCW (Kr).

October 2020 - Ray Ellis of Arley Station

September 2020 - Malcolm Philcox - The Engine House

August 2020:

Sarah Vaughan - Bridgnorth Pway.
Ann Edwards - Engine House.
Alan Gough - Arley Station.
Martin Eaton - Guards.
Nathan Vines - 50 Alliance.

March 2020 - David Mellor Guarantee Board Co.Sec

February 2020 - Ian Latimer - Arley & Stations Manager

January 2020 - Alan Longdon - SVR Co Ltd

Christmas 2019:

Peter Share - ESCW Bridgnorth.
Martin Jennings - Bewdley Wagon.
Andy Darby - MPD Ops.
Brian Judson - TTI.

November 2019 Chris Aimes - ESCW Bewdley

October 2019 Clive Smith - Marketing

September 2019 Elizabeth Turner - Bewdley Station maintenance team

August 2019

July 2019

June 2019 Alan Taylor - Traincrew (TTIs)

May 2019 - Ian Hughes - ESMP

April 2019 - Alan Wright - Bridgnorth Permanent Way

March 2019 - Chris Dyche - Kidderminster Booking Office

February 2019 - John Smith - Signals & Telecommunications

January 2019 - Lestyn Nicholls - Kidderminster Carriage & Wagon

Christmas 2018:

Kenny Felstead - Traincrew (TTIs)

Tim Hobson - Bridgnorth Station

Margaret Adey - Junior Apprentices

Norman Cooper - Hampton Loade Station

September 2018 - Roger Holder - On Train Catering

August 2018 - Ray Wilson - Bewdley Carriage & Wagon

July 2018 - Neil Carter - KR TMD

May 2018 - Robert Thompson - Traincrew (TTIs)

April 2018 - Irshod Bashir - On Train Catering

March 2018 - Tony Brookes - Train Crew

February 2018 - David Stokes - Bewdley Wagon Repairs

January 2018 - Frank Walker - Bridgnorth MPD

Christmas 2017:

Rob Nicholls - On Train Catering

Steve Wainwright - Kidderminster TMD

Neil Adams - Signalling Operations

Kevin Moseley - 

October 2017 - Bob Sweet - Photography

September 2017 - David Skidmore

August 2017 - Grace Bradley - On Train Catering

July 2017 - Jordan Taylor - Bewdley MPD 

June 2017 - Alan Rose - Train Crew (TTIs)

May 2017 - Dale Hinton - Bridgnorth Booking Office

April 2017 - Brian Oldford - GW(SVR)A

Christmas 2016:

Gwyn Rees - Bridgnorth MPD

Roger Goode - Bewdley Permanent Way

Stuart Matthews - Bewdley MPD

Ian Hollis - Bewdley Wagon

October 2016 - Brian Spaull - Train Crew (TTIs)

September 2016 - Geoff Smith - Kidderminster Station

August 2016 - Doug Kempton - Train Crew (TTIs)

June 2016 - Trevor Davies - 08 Group

May 2016 - Mark Williams - Train Crew (TTIs)

April 2016 - Brent Cleeton - Bridgnorth Permanent Way

March 2016 - John Davies - Kidderminster Station

February 2016 - James Pearson - Bewdley Station

January 2016 - Richard van Gucci - Train Crew (TTIs)


Christmas 2015:

Edwin Boddington - Carriage &Wagon

Don Shadwell - Bewdley MPD

Tony Fielding - Station Staff

Brian Oldford - Bridgnorth MPD


November 2015 - Hugh Smith -

October 2015 - Phil Price - Train Crew (Guards)

September 2015- Barrie Smith - Bewdley Booking Office

July 2015 - Iwan Glynn Astley - MPD Maintenance

June 2015- Neil Reynolds - DTG


Christmas 2014:

Geoff Leigh - Kidderminster Carriage.
Kevin Andrews - Kidderminster Station.
Tony Williams - Signalling.
Garth Lowe - Bewdley Pway.

September 2014 - Pete Cherry - Bridgnorth MPD

April 2014 - Brian Jakeman - LNER Fund

May 2014 - Colin Gibson - Bridgnorth MPD

April 2014 - Dave Lacey - Severn Valley Venturer
March 2014 - David Apps - Bewdley PWay

February 2014 - John Ordidge - BH MPD.

January 2014 - Dave Hibberd - BH PWay

Christmas 2013 - Columb Howell - BY MPD, Arthur Lynch - Train Crew (TTI), David Scott - Train Crew (Guards). Bob Curtis - Signalling.

October 2013 - Les Nelson, Arley Station staff.

September 2013 - Tony Chamberlain, Signalling Dept.

August 2013 - Alan Denver, Bridgnorth Station staff.

July 2013 - Matthew Robinson, MPD Ops (DTG).

June 2013 - Lester Halling, Travelling Ticket Inspector.

May 2013 - Beverley Nicholls, of Catering.

The Scheme

There is a monthly draw using the database of working volunteers, funded by the Guarantee Board. The computer randomly picks a name (a bit like the lottery!) and that person will be the lucky recipient of £20 worth of vouchers to spend anywhere on the SVR (anywhere that would normally sell you something). You will need to have a current volunteer staff pass to qualify to be in the draw and you may be asked to show your pass when you are spending your vouchers.
There is no cash alternative and you will not be able to be given change (just like many other gift vouchers). One lot of £20 vouchers is awarded each month and, in December, a Christmas bonus of four names are drawn.
The Volunteer Liaison Department administer the draw and will post your vouchers to you. You don’t need to do anything other than wait to be the lucky person!

Reward Scheme Winners
Volunteer Reward Scheme

Working Members' ID Cards 

Could we remind all volunteers that their Working Member's Pass, whenever presented, is only valid when accompanied by an identity card.

Where necessary duplicate cards are available from the Membership Secretary, Kate Kirk at Comberton Place, who can be contacted on 01562 757 930

Barry Moreton (VLO)

Volunteer Staff Handbook

The handbook can be downloaded from here. (2MB,PDF format).

Employers' Liability Certificate 

For the period from February 2018 this is available from the password protected SVROnline only.



November 22nd 2017 - Accomodation

The Accommodation Steering Group, as a sub-committee of Severn Valley Railway Co. Ltd Staffing Committee, issue the following revisions to the use of volunteer accommodation.
1. Anyone staying in the accommodation must be able to prove they have somewhere else as their main home (through the provision of a tax or household bill).
2. Accommodation is primarily for volunteer use, but on occasion it may be utilised by paid staff (who are not volunteers)/contractors/visiting loco. representatives etc., providing confirmation is sought from the relevant accommodation committee at least seven days in advance of the stay.
3. Paid staff (who are not volunteers)/contractors/visiting loco.  representatives etc., can stay in the accommodation, providing:

  • there is a vacancy,

  • the stay is for a maximum of 8 nights per calendar month,

  • the relevant fee paid.

4. A warning will be issued in writing if this limit is exceeded. Following three written warnings all rights to use the accommodation will be forfeit either as paid staff or as a volunteer.
5. For clarity to those staff who are both paid and volunteer: the use of accommodation as a paid member of staff is subject to the rules above.
Consecutive use of the accommodation before or after use as a paid member of staff is allowed, but these additional volunteer stays must be in a recognised
rostered volunteer duty for the preceding or following day(s). In this context recognised rostered duty means a duty for a known department where the duty is recorded and requires signing on.
6. The above supersedes relevant terms and conditions in existing site rules, and is subject to periodic review by Accommodation Steering Group.

Accommodation Steering Group

Volunteer Sleeping Accommodation at Bridgnorth

The system for forward bookings for casual accommodation allows for bookings to be made either by email or by telephone.

  1. Requests for accommodation should be emailed to The request should contain the name of the volunteer(s), the arrival date, the number of nights required and whether or not the key should be left in the Railwayman’s Arms for collection. When the request has been actioned, a confirmation email will be sent back to the volunteer.

  2. For those without an email address, or who would prefer to book by telephone, please call 01746 764361 between 10am and 4.45pm. On weekdays this number will be answered at the Kidderminster office. They will require the same information as shown in (1) above, together with a contact telephone number. They will email this information to Bridgnorth, and in due course you will receive confirmation by telephone or by text. At weekends the call will be received at Bridgnorth, and staff on duty will be able to complete the booking.

  3. For staff at Bridgnorth wishing to book accommodation for a future visit, the reservations book will reside in the booking office lobby, as it is now.

When you vacate the compartment, the key(s) should be returned via the "drop-off" box (adjacent to the shower room door) using the envelope provided, together with any monies due.

Phil Bilboe (Chairman, Bridgnorth Accommodation Committee)

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