Eccles has spent another winter in Derby, living next to Jam Roll at Rolls Royce Heritage Trust. Further work has been completed on the roof to make it watertight and attention to the woodwork inside continues.
We intend to re-establish the original towing arrangement dung its next visit later this year.
The BBC intend to show an article about Jam Roll and Eccles on East Midlands Today at Lunchtime and Evening programmes Wednesday 11th April 2012
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John Ineson, one of the four founding directors of the company has retired as a director.
John’s enthusiasm and drive for the project was a significant element of the early success in acquiring Jam Roll.
We express our sincere thanks to John and wish him the very best for the future.
Our Chairman, Michael Baden-Powell added:
BP said about ‘Playing the Game’
“It is essential to try to get into the habit of cheery co-operation, of forgetting our personal wishes and feelings in bringing about the good of the whole.”
This describes John’s attitude towards Scouting and the Jam Roll project in particular. John played the game with a strong sense of personal commitment and when asked for help, with true Scouting spirit he gave it willingly.
We will all miss you John.
We are pleased to have Dave Cheney on the team at RRHT. Dave is an experienced coachbuilder as well as a lifetime Scouter.
He brings the traditional skills required to work on Eccles and will probably be looking at the lantern roof first. There are places where the roof is not watertight and this must be addressed before the caravan is exposed to the elements.
Welcome to the team Dave!!