Hampton Loade Station

Station Fund

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Hampton Loade Station Fund

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The Hampton Loade Station Fund Shop

Hampton Loade Station Fund maintains and enhances the appearance of Hampton Loade Station.

Each station has a budget provided by SVR(H), accordingly stationmasters submit a budget each year and are budget-holders for their station. In addition the Severn Valley Railway Association raised funds to support small-scale local projects that fell outside of the station budgets, which developed into the current arrangement where the Severn Valley Railway Company provide 'assisted project' funding for volunteer-led projects. Later, the Charitable Trust too funded station projects across the Railway. However, from the earliest days stations formed a fund to raise ring-fenced funds independently from the Railway to meet the requirements of an active volunteer workforce in maintaining and enhancing the station.[1]

Hampton Loade Station Fund have a fund raising shop in their GWR Fruit D Van 3467 which is situated in the siding, along with GWR Fruit C 2815 which is used as a store.

The fund also is a minor shareholder of Severn Valley Railway (Holdings) PLC.[2]

Classic bike day

The Fund organises an annual gathering of classic motorcycles at Hampton Loade Station, normally in October with up to 20 vehicles in attendance. It has been taking place for many years although 2016 was the first time it was publicised, via Hampton Loade Station's Facebook page. It does not usually publish a list of exhibits, generally owners who are available simply bring their bikes on the day.

See also

List of preservation groups


  1. ? Chris Walton, private correspondence, June 2023
  2. ? Full list of shareholders at 24 June 2016