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The Somerset & Dorset Railway Heritage Trust is a charity based at the Midsomer Norton station on the historic and lamented Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway. Originally the line connected Bath with ...

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About Somerset & Dorset Railway Heritage Trust

The Somerset & Dorset Railway Heritage Trust is a charity based at the Midsomer Norton station on the historic and lamented Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway. Originally the line connected Bath with Bournemouth and was used for both freight and passenger travel. Locally it was used for travel over the Mendip Hills and at weekends and during the summer its primary customers were thousands of holiday-makers heading to the coast in Dorset. The railway was created in the 1860's and closed in 1966 as part of the Beeching Railway cuts. Since 1995 the Trust has been working to restore the site at Midsomer Norton along with around a mile of railway line and provide both a local community asset and a visitor attraction. Today the site comprises partially restored station buildings, signal box, goods shed and also two museums including one in a WWII Pill Box (a candidate for the smallest museum in Britain).

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Midsomer Norton
Volunteer Museum Assistant
Opening and closing of the museum, being present during opening hours, welcoming and supervising visitors, providing information, and assisting curator. Posted by Somerset & Dorset Railway Heritage Trust
Organisation role · Flexible hours
Midsomer Norton
Volunteer Retail Assistant
The role involves serving customers who are purchasing tickets and/or items from our retail outlets, stocking shelves and giving a warm welcome to our visitors.Posted by Somerset & Dorset Railway Heritage Trust
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Midsomer Norton
Volunteer Signaller (Trains)
Signaller is part of a team of trained safety critical volunteers, essential for the safe passage of trains. The Signaller controls the signals & points. Posted by Somerset & Dorset Railway Heritage Trust
Organisation role · Flexible hours · Starting from 1 Sept
Midsomer Norton
Volunteer Gardener
We are looking for a Volunteer Gardener to lead on the mowing, strimming, and upkeep of the grass areas across our award-winning site. Posted by Somerset & Dorset Railway Heritage Trust
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Midsomer Norton
Volunteer Guard
The role of Guard is a vital role to allow the running of trains and it is central to providing welcoming and effective customer service to passengers.Posted by Somerset & Dorset Railway Heritage Trust

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