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Tetbury Rail Shed Restoration
Sadly, little remains of the track or passenger railway station at Tetbury which connected the town to Kemble (and via the Great Western Railway to London, Swindon, Bristol and beyond), but the brick built goods shed is largely intact and is being preserved and maintained by the Tetbury Rail Lands Trust (TRLT)
The TRLT has plans to eventually turn the building into a community hall, but is application with the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has so far been unsuccessful. In the meantime, the TRLT needs to carry out essential maintenance repairs to render it weather tight and has launched an appeal to raise some £14,000 to do so.
The Friends have responded to this appeal and is delighted to have made a donation of £1000. This was presented to Stephen Hirst Chairman of the TRLT by Simon Randall, Chairman of the Friends on 17th October 2010 at an event at the goods shed to commemorate the 1887 commencements of the works on the branch line.
The Friends wishes to further support this appeal and has selected this restoration project to promote asking interested people direct or via the Friends to ensure full funding to preserve the fabric of the building until more concrete plans to re-dedicate the building have been finalised.