’19 Year Old Becomes Director’

Oliver Harrison of Haworth has become one of the youngest Directors in the History of the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway Preservation Society. Oliver has grown up with the Railway and, like any of the Railway’s Volunteers, has given countless hours of time and effort to help keep the wheels turning. He started his time as a Young Volunteer in the Railway’s Young People’s Group, which has stood him in good stead for his various roles on the railway, including guard & fireman. Recently Oliver became a qualified Signaller with Network Rail, with his interest in railways from an early becoming a full-time job.

Society Chairmen Matt Stroh was pleased to hear of Oliver’s application to become a Director on the Railway and was more than happy to welcome him onto the Society Board of Directors after being voted in at the Railway’s recent AGM held at the Keighley Civic Centre on 22nd July 2022. The Railway looks forward to welcoming a younger voice onto the Board of Directors.

At the AGM, the Railway thanked Philip Balmforth and Kieran Pilsworth, who had both decided to stand down as Directors. Their time and efforts were appreciated, and the Board looks forward to still seeing the pair of Volunteers along the Railway.

AGM Results

Any questions, please contact Rob Batty, Society Secretary at robert.batty@kwvr.co.uk