Young Engineer Award 2010
There were 2 awards this year. The Main award went to Alex Barry of Burton on Trent ME who has been a regular worker at the club for over 6 years. Initially doing the mundane tasks he has progressed to driving on portable track days and is now building his own steam loco (with a bit of help).
The presentation was made at National Railway Museum York (with kind permission) and Alex received the David Birkett memorial trophy together with cheques from both the Birkett family and the Northern Association The Birkett family set up this award 4 years ago in memory of their son David who was a model engineer.
Photo shows Mrs Joan Birkett making the presentation at NRM
The runners up this year were brothers Sean and Christopher McKeever from Avonvale ME. They too had helped their father and grandfather with the physical work on the site but are now also working on building a loco following their father who is a keen diesel constructor.
Cheques from Northern Association were presented by chairman Frank Cooper at the club.
Photo shows the award.
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