The aim of the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway Association (EVRA) is to support the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway by providing volunteers to help with its operation and maintenance.
Plus to protect and provide an educational and fun interpretation of the historical interest to both 'EVRA' members and the general public.
The Association itself was formed in 1997 and became a charitable company, limited by guarantee in 2004.
Meet our new Treasurer!
New Treasurer and Trustee – Steve Orchard
At the EGM on 19th May 2023, members voted to elect Steve Orchard as a Trustee and as the Association’s Treasurer. In addition to those who came to the EGM at Wirksworth, the Trustees are grateful to the 65 members who sent in Proxy voting forms in favour of the proposal.
Steve joined the Association, following an enjoyable Driver Experience Day has been a volunteer for almost 2 years now. He has trained and qualified as a guard on the EVR.
He has been a Bank Branch Manager and Independent Financial Advisor. In addition, he has experience as a Treasurer for a flying syndicate and has chaired a charitable organisation. Steve currently works as a presenter and programme editor at a commercial radio station, Lincs FM. All these skills will be useful in his new roles within the Association and the other Trustees welcome him and his enthusiasm and are very grateful that he has offered to help in this way.