We were honoured to have Stan Fletcher as our Society President. Stan was the English Electric engineer with special overall responsibility for commissioning the original locomotives, and clocked up over 150,000 miles behind 10000 and 10001. His knowledge of the original locos, and their good (and bad!) points, has been invaluable to the project. Stan recently officiated at the opening of the Society's workshop, named Centenary Works to mark his 100th year. Sadly, Stan passed away in October 2022.
CHAIR: TONY ELLERSHAW
Tony is a retired mainframe storage analyst with experience over 16 years including disaster recovery and testing.
SECRETARY: ANDREW HOSEASON
Andrew has a background in industrial photographics followed by Citizen Advice money advice. He has experience of running various charities.
TREASURER: TONY BROWN
Tony worked in the telecoms and finance sectors before taking his first role in the NHS 2008. He is currently Chief Operating Officer of a large Primary Care collaboration in North Tyneside.
Previously he was a Director in NHS commissioning and a partner in a large rural GP practice
ENGINEER: PAUL ETHERINGTON
Paul has many years experience working within the power and petrochemical industry, starting as an apprentice, culminating in managing outage projects on rotating plant and equipment. He has a vast railway interest and knowledge.
Hanson spent 27 years running his own Road Haulage business until 2002 and has been Operations Manager for a steel stockholder and processor overseeing around 55 shop floor staff and drivers.
Michael has worked as emergency services support staff for 18 years and previously worked for the Land Registry. He qualified as a professional artist to Master's level, as well as gaining a business and accountancy diploma.
Following early retirement from the IT Services industry, Bernard has worked with various organisations in the heritage sector as well as working as a volunteer at a community brewery. He’s been involved with IDRS since the work began to establish Centenary Works at Wirksworth.