Monday, 30 November 2009

Induction day

I arrive at Bressingham Steam Museum after about an hour's drive from home. I have taken a day off work as I still have a few days to use up before the end of the year.

Before starting as a volunteer at Bressingham I need to have an induction session where I am shown around the site, introduced to some of the people and given the obligatory Health & Safety blurb.

I meet David and after a chat we embark on a tour of the site. As a frequent Bressingham visitor I know where everything is already, but this is my first look behind the scenes.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

I have been accepted

Thanks in no part to the recent postal strikes, today I received confirmation that I have been accepted as a volunteer at Bressingham.

The first task is to arrange an induction session to have a site tour, meet some of the people and have the Health and Safety briefing.  This I will do in the next few days once I have sorted my other work commitments.

I look forward to being a part of Bressingham and helping to keep the heritage of steam alive.

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Deciding to become a volunteer at Bressingham Steam Museum

Operating the turntable on the Garden Line
My first ever visit to Bressingham Steam Museum was on 21st June this year when I received an email (I had subscribed to their mailing list earlier in the year) offering free entry for dads on Fathers' Day. We had been thinking of taking our two and a half year old son there for a couple of months as he recently discovered a liking for trains (along with cars and penguins), and a free ticket was just the impetus required.

Needless to say, from the moment we opened the car door and he heard one of the trains whistle my fate was sealed!