The National Transport Trust promotes and encourages the preservation and restoration of Britain’s transport heritage in all its forms – road, rail, wings and water, and is looking for a young champion.
One of the particular aims of the Trust is to encourage the next generation, not just restorers but volunteers, apprentices and participants in the Heritage Transport movement.
Each year the Trust seeks out young individuals in particular worthy of recognition, and one is selected as “Young Preservationist of the Year”.
The hunt is on. The Transport Heritage movement is a huge one, so the Trust needs your help to identify candidates and nominate them. This award recognises the achievements of young people (under the age of 20) in the Heritage Transport Preservation Movement. The winner receives a financial reward. Here are the details of the 2021 recipient:
Followers and others are invited in particular to propose nominations for the Young Preservationist of the year, and doing so could not be easier, they should just fill in the online nomination:
There are lots and lots of young folk out there following in the footsteps of the older generation.
Let’s get them recognised!!
Last year’s winner and Young Preservationist of the year was Jacob Bullock.
Jake had for many years wanted to restore and own a WW2 Jeep, he knew that some 40 years ago his father had restored one in collaboration with his own father, and he wanted to experience the same process.
An abandoned 1944 Ford GPW project was sourced in Scotland and Jake set about its restoration. It’s a fine piece of work where Jake has thoroughly researched every detail of its restoration down to the individual nuts bolts and fasteners that hold it together.
The project began while Jake was 15. It is now complete and on the road and he is able to drive it. No doubt the first of many restorations.