running The Bath & West Steam Railway
Another fantastic Bath and West Main Show this year. Visitors included Countess Bathurst, Jacob Rees Mogg and family, the Morris Men and a Newfoundland!
On the first day of the main show at the Royal Bath and West Showground Countess Bathurst came to inaugurate the newly acquired carriage that will accommodate wheelchair users and those who find it difficult to sit astride our other coaches.
The Wheelchair carriage was christened with Thatchers Cider and the little left over was not wasted!
ESSMEE is indebted to Thatchers Foundation, a local personality, Avalon Rotary, Michael Richardson and an anonymous ESSMEE donor for sponsoring this carriage.
In time for the Main Show of the year members of the Shepton Mallet Mens Shed produced some animals for our passengers to spot on their way round the track.