On the 9th October 2013 the Railway lost one of its staunchest supporters, with the announcement of the passing of Chas. Meredith at the age of 80, in his native Dublin.
Having spotted the Railway from his airline seat, he sought out the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway and established contact, initially being put in contact with fellow solicitor Richard Greenwood, part owner of ‘City of Wells’. The result was that Chas. eventually became a valued member of the ‘City of Wells’ mainline support crew throughout the 1980’s and became a major shareholder in 34092’s support coach. In addition he was a leading light in the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland back home in Dublin.
Meredith not only had a great passion for steam railways but was great jazz aficionado, being affectionately known as the voice of Irish jazz playing several instruments to a professional standard.
Our condolences go to his wife and family.