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Clarification of voting process for 2023 AGM


To clarify voting for the ELRPS Ltd. AGM 2023 is by poll, by the completion of the ‘Official Voting Form’ form posted out to members.


These forms should be completed, signed, dated and returned by post to John Tate, the Assistant Secretary, in the "reply-paid envelope” included with your voting form. Voting forms must reach him by MONDAY 15th MAY 2023.


The Annual General Meeting will then take place in person on Monday 22nd May 2023  at 7pm at the Mosses Centre, Edward Street, Bury, BL9 0RZ. All members are welcome to attend. Proof of current membership will be required to attend.


If you have not received your voting form, or if you have any questions regarding the upcoming AGM please send them to

Vacancy: Finance Director Role

Following the resignation of the existing post holder the East Lancashire Railway Preservation Society Limited is looking to appoint a replacement. The post of Finance Director is crucial to the continued success of the Society which, over the past three years, has been transformed from an ‘Unincorporated Body’ to a Company Limited by Guarantee and since 2020 a Registered Charity.

Click here to download the job description

Further information on the role and the submission of detailed CVs in support of application should be addressed to the Society Secretary at 

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AGM 2023 Notice

Date: - MONDAY 22nd May 2023
Time: 7-00pm
Venue: - Mosses Centre, Edward Street, Bury, BL9 0RZ.
(Free Parking available opposite in the car park by Go Outdoors and ASDA)
All members are welcome to attend.
Proof of current membership will be required to access the meeting.
Nomination forms for the positions on the Trustee Board are available from:

The members section of the Society website: -
The ELRPS Administration Secretary: by email from or by post from 9 Bracken Hill, MIRFIELD, West Yorkshire, WF14 0EZ

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Nomination forms and items for inclusion on the AGM agenda must be submitted to John Tate, ‘Beechwood’, 42 Barnfield Crescent, Ashton-Upon-Mersey, SALE, Cheshire M33 6NL by no later than 11.59pm 17th April 2023
ALL members should receive the fully detailed documents relating to the 2023 AGM by week commencing 24th April 2023 and they are now available to download from the Meetings page on the members section of the Society website.


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HRA Nomination!

We are pleased to announce that our Trustee, Liam Barnes has been shortlisted for the Heritage Railway Association Lord Faulkner Award for Young Volunteers. 
Liam has worked hard for the ELR as a whole and we wanted to show appreciation for that dedication by putting him forwards for this award. 
Good luck Liam!🤞



ELRPS trustees at Heritage Railway Association's Autumn Conference

This week trustees of the ELRPS attended the Heritage Railway Associations (HRA) Autumn Conference in Birmingham.  This was the first time that trustees from the Society attended a HRA conference and the experience was a great fact-finding exercise.  Understanding the challenges facing heritage railways across the UK will enable the Society to have a greater understanding of the specific issues facing the East Lancashire Railway as a whole. This will help the Society create a stronger strategy for its future aims and how it can best support the operating arm of the East Lancashire Railway through providing more targeted volunteer recruitment and supporting capital projects through funding via the Society’s member donations and sponsorship.



Remembrance Day 13th November

On Sunday 13th November ELRPS Chairman, Richard Sykes, will lay the ELRPS wreath at the memorial on the overbridge at Bury Bolton Street station just after 11 o'clock following a short, simple ceremony.


All members are welcome to attend.


World Suicide Prevention Day

10th of September is World Suicide Prevention Day

Volunteering | Mental Health


The 10th of September is World Suicide Prevention Day, Suicide affects someone’s life and those around them every single day.


Positive actions for #MentalHealth play a big part in helping to prevent suicide and one of the recognised and promoted ways to help nurture and improve mental health is through volunteering.


Through volunteering people can:

  • Connect with other people with similar interests

  • Connect with local communities

  • Meet new people

  • Overcome loneliness

  • Learn new skills

  • Put life experiences & knowledge to good use and feel part of something.

  • Enable access to counselling


If you think volunteering will help you or someone you know, why not seek out your local volunteering opportunities.


Samaritans - Call - 116 123 - FREE - anytime



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