QUAINTON RAILWAY SOCIETY LIMITED

GOVERNING RULES OF THE SOCIETY

 

The registered office of the Society is at the Railway Station, Quainton Road, Quainton, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP22 4BY.

Date of this version approved: 31st December 2015

NAME, OBJECTS AND REGISTERED OFFICE
















 
1. The name of the Society shall be the QUAINTON RAILWAY SOCIETY LIMITED

2. The objects of the Society shall be: 

(a)

To hold land and buildings for use as a museum for the advancement of education of the public and for the exhibition to the public and of the preser­vation of locomotives rolling stock and equipment of all kinds such as was used on the railways of the United Kingdom before the commencement of the modernization of the railways during the late 1950's including any item of more recent or foreign origin if considered useful or desirable for the charitable pur­poses connected with railways and the study of history of Standard Gauge Rail­ways as the Executive Committee shall from time to time think fit.

In furtherance of the above object but not further or otherwise the Executive Committee shall have the following powers:

 
(b)

 
To provide proper maintenance and accommodation for the various items acquired in accordance with Rule 2(a) above so as to ensure their per­manent preservation, and to exhibit and operate same for the education and in­struction of the public as visible examples of the past and its industrial history, and for the study of the history of railways and for any other charitable purpose connected with railways as the Executive Committee shall from time to time think fit. The Executive Committee shall also have the power to collect documents and literature relating to railways as aforesaid.

 
3.

 
The Society may do all lawful things thought necessary or useful for achieving any of these objects and in particular:-

 
(a)

 
Purchase from the British Railways Board certain land forming part of Quainton Road station at Quainton, Buckinghamshire, at the price of £1,500 for the purpose of establishing there a 'Working Railway Museum' provided that this sub-rule shall in no way preclude the subsequent sale or disposal otherwise of the said property in accordance with the rules hereinafter contained.

 
(b)

 
Acquire and carry on the assets, liabilities and activities of the Society known as the London Railway Preservation Society.

 
(c)

 
Become a member of the group of societies which form the Association of Railway Preservation Societies and play its part in liaison within this Association for co-ordination of rational preservation projects on a national basis.

 
(d)

 
Co-operate with other bodies having similar or sympathetic aims and generally do any such acts as shall further the active and corporate life of the Society.

 
(e)

 
Publish a Newsletter, Bulletin, or Journal for those members and asso­ciates as specified in Rules 10 and 11. At the discretion of the Executive Committee any such publication may be offered for sale to the general public.

 
4.

 
The registered office of the Society shall be at the Railway Station, Quainton Road, Quainton, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP22 4BY.

The registered office may be changed by resolution of the Executive Committee and notice of such change shall be sent by the Honorary Secretary to the Registrar within fourteen days thereof in the manner and form prescribed by Treasury Regulations.