CARDIFF & SOUTH WALES TROLLEYBUS PROJECTPreserving the past, for the future
Welcome to the official Cardiff & South Wales Trolleybus Project’s website, this site is here to promote and publicise the work done by members of the project.
On this site, you will find a brief history of the project, if you want to skip to that section now, then please just click on the About Us page now. Other info on this site will include a short description on the vehicles we are restoring, and links to our project’s newsletter. If you want to have a look then please just click on the Archives page.
An Urgent Appeal from us!
BARN FIRE ALMOST DESTROYS OUR TROLLEYBUSES!
Wednesday 23rd October 2019, in the early hours, there was a massive, fierce fire in the hay barn next to where our vehicles are kept and restored. There were aprrox. 1500 bales of hay in there when it caught fire….the smoke could be seen and smelt for many miles, its even been reported on Wales Online.
The fire was reported quite quickly, and even though they were fire crews from many surrounding stations, the fire took a while to put out, and there is still hay in the field behind, smoking and smouldering 48 hours later!
We have suffered quite a loss in the fire, over half the barn, where we keep the vehicles, has been completely burnt down, and many tools, alot of raw materials for restoration, and a members private motorbus has been totally destroyed!
The 2 trolleybuses we have, are, thankfully, salvagable, but it’s set the project back years, and it’s destroyed our ability to self fund, as we get no financial help at all…all our fundraising stock, of toys, models, books etc have been burnt and destroyed.
We have, therefore, been appealing to any members, or anyone reading this message, to please help us if at all possible, by donating to us via the yellow “Paypal”button at the bottom of this website, or by the new “Go Fund Me” link…..we know times are hard for everyone, but even a small amount would be extremely appreciated, as we still need to pay for rent where we are, until we either reloctae or sort ourselves out and start to rebuild. We also need to buy tools again, and get more raw materials and re-stock our fundraising stock too, so lot’s to do and buy.
Please don’t let our unique and irreplacable trolleybuses be forgotten and left to rot after all the work that has been done over these past years….
Thank you in advance from us all !
“GoFundMe” link for donation:
Do you shop online a lot?…if, like many of us you do, then please give some thought to helping the project out by using the “easy fundraising” gateway to shop.
“Join easyfundraising and you can collect free donations for us every time you buy something online. It won’t cost you a penny extra so please help us to raise funds.”
The link to help us is –https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/cardiffsouthwalestrolleybusproject/
Fancy Becoming A Member?If you like what you see on this website and you fancy becoming a member, then please click on the button below and fill out the membership form and send it back to us, either email it or post it back.
Please help the project by donating anything you can, its very much appreciated!
We aren't given any grants or support by the government so we rely on donations and fundraising to survive.
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