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Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Midsummer at Midsomer
We're planning a Midsummer event at Midsomer Norton for the weekend of 23 and 24 June 2007. The whole site will be open, there should be some activity on the track, and the catering coach will be featuring our first EVENING BARBECUE with music on the Saturday. The theme for the weekend will be VOLUNTEERING and will form part of our push to greatly increase the number of working volunteers ready for the big opening next year. This will be the second biggest event in Rail Preservation (the first being the reopening of the Talylln in 1951), regular steam hauled trains on the first standard gauge section of Britain's Favourite Railway! It can't be over-hyped, though I suspect we'll try!
In the meantime we're concentrating on getting the catering coach open both days every weekend. To this end we need more volunteers with an interest in catering. Some jobs don't even need a food hygiene certificate, but if you have one (or are willing to get one at the Trust's expense) you'll be able to do all the jobs connected with this fascinating side of the set up. You can work one day a month or more if you wish. We are a very friendly team absolutely dedicated to giving our visitors a great time. If interested please email.
One downside of this switch to working full weekends is that we'll only be able to offer a basic service on Mondays until new volunteers come forward. We'll only be offering hot and cold drinks and packaged snacks between 11 and 11.15 and 1 and 1.15 on Mondays, although we have already had one offer of somebody willing to do one full Monday a week, so this should only be a very temporary cutback!
So to reiterate the coach is now open every Sunday with the full menu, occasional Saturdays, again with the full menu and evening barbecues/music, and limited opening every Monday.