Paul retired from a successful career in brewing in 2009. He now has time to return to his first calling in journalism as Editor of The Tornado Telegraph, a monthly newsletter distributed by email to both A1 Trust Covenators and supporters. In his gap year after school Paul worked for the Bradford Telegraph & Argus. He later became Photo. Manager of Varsity, the award-winning Cambridge University newspaper, but in the end chose the security of the brewing industry. Paul continues to foster both these interests as a member of the British Guild of Beer Writers.
Charles convenes the Trust’s team of half a dozen Work’s Guides. Members of the team attend the Works’ regular openings on the second Saturday of every month, and other one-off occasions, to tell people about the history of the A1s and the work of the Trust in bringing that history to life. Charles has a background in administration within the public and third sectors.
Chris has taken over this role for 2014 onwards and is responsible for arranging the presentations and events that the Trust gives to interested professional bodies, clubs and societies.
Chris is married with two children and three step children, a lifelong railway enthusiast, an A1 covenantor since mid 90’s, and a support crew member since 2008. He is also a founding member of the P2 Locomotive Company. He worked as a manager in BT, then BR and is now retired. Chris is a shareholder in the Bodmin & Wenford Railway, the Gloucester & Warwickshire Railway, the Bluebell Railway and is a shareholder & director of 35006 Locomotive Co. Ltd