Ap­pre­ci­a­tion for Trevor’s gift

Hinckley Times - - NEWS -

A RAIL­WAY en­thu­si­ast from Hinck­ley has been re­mem­bered with a do­na­tion to an am­bi­tious pro­ject to cre­ate a full sized replica steam en­gine.

Trevor Bur­dett, who died aged 72 last year, left in­struc­tions for a do­na­tion of £500 to be made in his mem­ory to the Nuneaton Rail­way Cir­cle. He had been a mem­ber of the group for more than 30 years. He asked for the Nuneaton Rail­way Cir­cle to choose a wor­thy rail­way cause and hand the money on.

Mem­bers of the Nuneaton Rail­way Cir­cle chose the LMS Pa­triot Pro­ject to build a life sized replica of a Pa­triot steam lo­co­mo­tive. The lo­co­mo­tive is to be called The Un­known War­rior in mem­ory of fallen ser­vice­men and women.

The do­na­tion paid for a left hand cylin­der cladding sheet.

Mrs Bur­dett was de­lighted to re­ceive a cer­tifi­cate from the LMS Pa­triot pro­ject ac­knowl­edg­ing in the do­na­tion.

When the lo­co­mo­tive is fin­ished Nuneaton Rail­way Cir­cle mem­bers plan a coach trip to see it in ac­tion.

Nuneaton Rail­way Cir­cle’s LMS-Pa­triot So­ci­ety co-or­di­na­tor, Steve Ben­nett (left), presents Hi­lary Bur­dett with the framed cer­tifi­cate, with Sec­re­tary, Ken John­son, look­ing on, in mem­ory of Trevor Bur­dett

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