Sat, 19 Mar|
The Lavender Line
CEPG Launch Event
The CEPG Launch Event on the 19th March 2022, To Celebrate the Completion of the sale and the commencement of work on BR Class 309 "Clacton Express" EMU No.309624,
Time & Location
19 Mar 2022, 12:00 – 16:00
The Lavender Line, Isfield Station, Isfield TN22 5XB, UK
About the event
You are formally Invited to the CEPG Launch Event on the 19th March 2022, To Celebrate the Completion of the sale and the commencement of work on BR Class 309 "Clacton Express" EMU No.309624, at the Lavender Line in Isfield, Sussex.
This comes after a long period of negotiations to secure the future of the set, for which we can now say are complete. The vehicles will be remaining at the lavender line for the next 18 months with further negotiations allowing for a longer stay if needed. This is due to a number of factors, most notably a suitable home in East Anglia was not able to be found currently. This arrangement allows us to undertake a cosmetic restoration and get the vehicles in a better state as such a preservation site in East Anglia could then take us on. THE EVENT: The Private Event is to be held at the Lavender Line in Sussex. It will consist of a short rededication ceremony, words from those involved before a guided tour of the vehicles. Volunteer sign-ups will be available on the day, And if time allows a small working party can form towards the end of the day to do some jobs on the vehicles. The Ceremony will start at 12pm, with photos taken by a professional photographer. We expect the day to last until around 4-5pm but you are of course welcome to leave sooner if you desire.
Address: The Lavender Line, Isfield Station, Isfield TN22 5XB
By Train: Southern Service from London Bridge To Uckfield, 29 Bus running 10 past the hour to just outside Isfield Station.
USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA:
The Use of social media regarding this event is not allowed, until the formal press embargo has lapsed.The CEPG are issuing a formal press release on the successful acquisition of the vehicles, and this relaunch event, on the 26th March 2022, one week after this event. We kindly ask that everyone involved does not breach this confidence and makes no reference to this event until the formal press releases have been published on CEPG social media on the 26th March. After these posts have gone live, you can then be free to share any personal photos or videos you take on this day.
Lastly, You were invited to this as a thank you for putting support and faith into our organisation before it was clear we could secure the vehicles for further preservation. This is one way we want to thank you for putting your trust in us, your support has made a significant difference towards helping save 309624