The Wadebridge shares of the Bodmin and Wenford Trust and a cheque from MHRPS were exchanged in a short ceremony on the platform at Alresford on 29th August at about 11.40 a.m., in front of the locomotive, and MHRPS is now the majority shareholder.
Present were Alan Moore, Keith Searle (who made a short speech), Steve Crowther the MHRPS Chairman and Jim Russell the Vice chairman, Colin Chambers, John Butcher (chairman of Wadebridge 34007, as driver of the loco), Dave Williams, one of the directors, a photographer from Railway Magazine and a group of onlookers.

Majority interest in WADEBRIDGE sold! With the Mid-Hants Railway now in charge, where does this leave the minority shareholders?