Tom White, Chairman
Tom has been a K&ESR volunteer since 1991 and is a fireman. He is also a driver at the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway.
He has been a Terrier Trust trustee since 2001, initially as Treasurer and as Chairman since 2007 and, as a K&ESR fireman, has had the opportunity to appreciate Terriers from the footplate.
During this period, the Trust has completed significant changes behind the scenes, first by becoming a CIO (a relatively new way for a small charity to achieve limited liability status) and secondly by renegotiating the hire agreements with the K&ESR with the object of keeping at least one locomotive in traffic.
Although now retired, Tom previously worked at the Bank of England and the Financial Services Authority and subsequently on the production of corporate governance analysis and voting recommendations at the AGMs of FTSE All-Share companies for international institutional investors.
Graham is a long-standing K&ESR volunteer having been involved since the early 1980s and former director of the line. He works as a tourism manager and his career has included spells at some of the area's leading tourist attractions including Hastings Aquarium, the Royal Engineers Museum, Shepherd Neame Brewery Visitor Centre and the Kent & East Sussex Railway. He currently chairs the Association of Tourist Attractions in Kent and is a Non-executive Director of Tourism South East.
Away from work and railways, Graham is a volunteer at CSRfm, Canterbury's community and student radio station where he produces and presents his own three-hour weekly entertainment show, Sunday Best, and also helps out as Programming Manager and Head of Weekends, he describes the last role as "having the best job title ever!".
Matt has been a working volunteer on the Kent and East Sussex Railway for over 15 years. He grew up working with the Terriers and was lucky enough to spend time working at Rolvenden as a casual member of staff. He is a volunteer driver, signalman, guard on the K&ESR and in 2018 I became a K&ESR Trustee. Matt is also a driver for the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. In 2011, he graduated from the University of Kent with a degree in computing and business administration and works for Essex and Kent Police as a business relations manager.
Richard has lifelong interest in historic vehicles and, before retirement, was Carriage & Wagon Manager at the Bluebell Railway. He has owns and runs a number of classic cars, regularly exhibiting them at rallies across the south east.
David Nibloe BA (Hons), AKC, ACIB
David completed a 30 year career at HSBC Bank plc in 2017, where he managed branches in South London and Devon and held a number of head office positions, including as chief operating officer for HSBC’s UK retail banking. In recent years, David led project management teams delivering strategic change programmes as the bank's Group Head of Transformation leading a team of over 2,500 in more than 30 countries.
David's love of steam is in the blood with three generations of Nibloes having served on the Great Eastern Railway. When he moved close to Bodiam in 2017, he took the opportunity to volunteer at the K&ESR where he is a guard.
Patrick Favell, Secretary
Patrick is a lifelong railway enthusiast, growing up close to the Shropshire and Montgomery and Snailbeach District railways and spending much of his childhood exploring their remains. Terriers worked on the SMR but had long since disappeared before Patrick was around, however, the work of the TTT CIO maintains the interest and helps to capture the memories and histories of the lines that the Terriers worked on.
Now retired and settled in Battle, after a career in IT including working as Deputy IT Director at Mirror Group Newspapers and running his own IT consulting business for 14 years, Patrick is a K&ESR volunteer and has qualified as a guard, shunter and crossing keeper is currently training to become a signalman.
The Terrier Trust AGM 2019
The 3rd Annual General Meeting of The Terrier Trust CIO will take place at 10.30am on Saturday 11th May 2019 at The Saddlery function room, The White Lion Hotel, High Street, Tenterden TN30 6BD
TTT Members are invited to attend the meeting and the Members' Forum that will follow. The forum will include further details the exciting Terrier 150 project that includes the 10-year overhauls of both No. 3 Bodiam and 2678.
After the meeting, there will be an opportunity for TTT members to travel by train from Tenterden Town (dep. 1.15pm) to Rolvenden to visit the locomotive works and view progress on 2678. A special train will convey members back to Tenterden Town, where arrival expected around 2.45pm
Please use the buttons below to download the AGM documentation.
The Terrier Trust CIO is a Registered Charity to advance the education of the public by the preservation, maintenance, public display and operation of "Terrier" Class steam locomotives. The Trust owns No. 3 "Bodiam" and No. 32678.
The inaugural meeting of The Terrier Trust was held on 16 September 1995 by a group of members of the Kent & East Sussex Railway (K&ESR) determined to ensure that Terrier operation would be resurrected on the line. In 2018 The Terrier Trust was converted to The Terrier Trust CIO (Charitable Incorporated Organisation).
What is a Terrier? It is the pet name ascribed to an original class of 50 small 0-6-0 tank locomotives built by the London Brighton & South Coast Railway (LB&SCR) between 1872 and 1880.
Also known in their earlier days as Rooters, these small, hard-working little machines acquired their popular nickname due to nippy performance as much as their distinctive chimney exhaust, or bark, exacerbated by their Westinghouse air brake pump.
By a combination of multi-tasking throughout their careers, modifications, alterations, rebuilds and sheer luck, no fewer than 10, or 20%, have survived into preservation in one shape or form. This is unprecedented for a relatively mass-produced Victorian design. It is true that higher proportions of the Southern Railway's (SR) Bulleid Pacifics, for example, remain extant - and yes, like the Terriers, in various guises. For many classes of engines, however, that do survive, only have one representative; the most obvious example being the world-famous A3 Pacific 4472 Flying Scotsman.
Possibly, there are parallels in aviation circles with the Supermarine Spitfire. They were right machine in the right place at the right time. It is a truism that if something is well designed, looks good, and perhaps sounds good, then generally speaking, it will perform well. Create a product that is capable of improvement, can be rebuilt, do more than just the job for which it was originally intended and, most importantly, capturing the imagination of the public, then fame and affection can be guaranteed for posterity.
This website will be updated regularly and contributions are welcome. As an educational charity we wish to promote the importance of these engines to a wider audience and in time establish a library of information and photographs from inception to the present day.
Who We Are
The Terrier Trust CIO
The Trust is a Registered Charity – No. 1165782.
Our website address is: http://www.trerriertrust.org.uk.
Information We Collect About You
We collect the personal data that you may give as part of: an application for membership; an enquiry or other correspondence; when making a donation; or booking for a Trust event.
This may include:
- Name and title
- Address, email address and phone number.
- Details of financial transactions including the payment of membership fees, donations and fees for events or services you book.
- In the case of bookings, additional details you provide (such as special dietary requirements or access needs) may be kept to facilitate the running of that event.
- Gift Aid status.
- Details of correspondence sent by or to you.
- Website contact forms – submitted content is collected.
How We Use Your Data
Your data will be used only to support the legitimate purposes of The Terrier Trust CIO. Depending on your relationship with the Trust and, where necessary, the consent you have given we may use your information to:
- Enable the collection of Gift Aid
- Inform you of meetings, events and activities organised by the Trust
- Send you our e-newsletter or news updates
- Deliver a service requested by you
- Send members Annual Accounts, Reports and other documentation relating to their membership of the Trust
- Inform you of the Trust’s fundraising activities, including details of new fundraising campaigns and targets
- The name of copyright holders of materials provided to the Trust may be published in cases where the Trust uses such material
How Long We Keep Your Data
We will retain your data:
- As required under UK law, (e.g. for seven years in the case of financial transactions). Where this is no legislative requirement to keep the data, retention shall be as follows:
- Membership data – up to 5 years after you cease to be a member
- Details of object donors will be retained in perpetuity or as long as the Trust holds said objects.
- Details of copyright holders of photographs, articles or literature provided to the Trust – either digitally or in hard copy – and permission for the Trust to utilise the material will be retained in perpetuity or as long as the Trust holds said material.
- Other data may be held until you inform us that you no longer wish to be contacted by the Trust.
Information will be destroyed or deleted in a manner appropriate to its sensitivity.
Sharing Your Data
The Trust has contracts and agreements in place for the management of its website and for the use of software used to distribute newsletters. The Trust ensures external suppliers have appropriate privacy and security policies and procedures in place.
With the exceptions listed above, we will only share your data with someone with your permission or where we are required to by law. We will never use your data, or allow others to use your data, for any marketing purposes other than that expressly connected with Trust activities.
How We Keep Your Data Secure
Digital data is held by Trustees on private computers in rooms with restricted access. Data held in hard copy is secured in locked locations with restricted access.
What Are Your Rights?
You may request to see the personal information the Trust holds on you by submitting a Subject Access Request to the Trust Secretary. To make a Subject Access Request you will have to provide adequate proof of identity such as a passport or driving licence. The Trust will respond within 40 days of receipt of your request. Exemptions to disclosure may apply in some circumstances.
If at any point you believe the information we hold on you is incorrect you may ask to see what data we hold and, where necessary, have it corrected or removed.
If you want to complain about how we handle your data you should contact the Trust Secretary. If you still feel we are not processing your data in accordance with the law, you can complain to the Information Commissioners Office.
The correspondence address for The Terrier Trust is:-
The Terrier Trust
10 Virgins Lane,
We can also be contacted via the Contact Us page of our website.