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Saturday, September 23, 2023

Railway loses its founder and president

* Bill Shakespeare at the opening of Corwen station in June.

A founding member of Llangollen Railway has passed away.

A post of the heritage railway's Facebook page says: "It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that our Railway has to announce the passing of our President, Bill Shakespeare.

"Bill’s contribution to Llangollen Railway is immeasurable and as well as one of the founding members of our Trust, he has been a significant contributor to the preservation movement.

"As Chairman between 1976 and 1998, Bill also received an MBE for his services to the Railway.
"Bill will be sorely missed by everyone that knew him and those who had the pleasure to have worked alongside him since the inauguration of the Railway back in the 70’s. We express our utmost condolences to Hazel, Susan and Gillian at this very sad time.
"Thank you Bill – we will endeavour to follow the fine examples that you set."

Mr Shakespeare was amongst special guests who attended the official opening of the new Corwen station in June.

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