RMB - Raise £10,000 to refurbish the interior of this coach.

This appeal aims to raise £10,000 for the full refurbishment of the interior of this coach. 



The Trust recently purchased RMB (Restaurant Minature Buffet) S1885 from the Swanage Railway. In the future, following its full refurbishment, it will allow up to 48 passengers to be seated in a comfortable and luxurious environment enjoying a range of hot and cold drinks, together with cakes and sandwiches all served in comfort to passengers seated at their tables.

Our volunteers have spent a great deal of time since this coach arrived at Midsomer Norton. Both the outside and the inside have been thoroughly cleaned and the outside is now painted maroon. A lot of graffiti that was inside the coach has now been removed and the bar area now stocked up and serving hot and cold drinks, together with a selection of sandwiches and cakes.

However whilst the coach can now be used as a static buffet, we would like to reupholster all 48 seats, install new linoleum on the floor and make the coach a really nice and inviting place in which to sit and enjoy the delicious refreshments on offer. Some of the seats have also been damaged due to a roof leak which although now fixed means the seats have to be refurbished. We would also like to install some better equipment behind the counter to assist with the preparation and storage of food and drink. 

To enable us to do these things, we have launched an appeal to raise £10,000 to complete all this work. Please make a donation - no matter how small - and assist us with realising this dream.  If you would like to make regular contributions to this appeal, you can complete a monthly standing order   Download a Standing Order Mandate

Alternatively, you can send a cheque to  'RMB Appeal',  c/o Malcolm Barton, 1 Manor Gardens, Witham Friary, Frome, BA11 5HN

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