Who we are
The Crossness Engines Trust was set up in 1987 to restore the engines. A large part of the work is done by an unpaid volunteer workforce.
Why the Trust exists
The Crossness Engines Trust, a registered charity, was set up in 1987 to restore the engines which represent a unique part of Britain's industrial heritage and an outstanding example of Victorian engineering. A large part of the restoration work so far carried out has been done entirely by an unpaid volunteer workforce.
How the Trust operates
We are a Trust (the Crossness Engines Trust) and are governed by a Memorandum and Articles of Association, submitted to and approved by the Charity Commission.
The Trust currently has some 500 paid-up members.
The work of the Trust is managed by a board comprising up to nine executive directors and up to six non-executive directors, all of whom are unpaid. Peter Bazalgette, the great-great-grandson of the builder Sir Joseph, is President of the Trust.
An Executive Committee, consisting of the executive directors together with other co-opted members, meets at approximately monthly intervals, to deal with the routine running of the Trust.
PRESERVING AN INDUSTRIAL CATHEDRAL
First 2019 Family Open Day
Sunday 31st March