Friday, 6 May 2016

BBC Midlands Today feature and Broadway Share issue update

Dear GWSR Supporters,

The BBC Midlands Today news team heard how well the share issue is going and wanted to do another news item on the railway specifically about the share issue. Filming was done all morning on Wednesday 4th May and the feature was right at the end of the 6.30pm Midlands Today News that evening.

They did a superb job of editing hours of material into a really well focussed 2 or 3 minute program - if you missed it you can catch up with it on BBC iplayer - it's worth the effort!

As of today's post, I'm pleased to tell you that the share issue has, including one or two small donations to the GWRT, reached £453,000.

Yes that's £453,000 in 4 and a bit weeks! However, the rate is beginning to slow down as we knew it would, so if you've got the share issue document and haven't got round yet to applying for some shares now might be the time.

Remember - it's gone fantastically well so far but we still need £800,000!

That's all for today. Have a nice weekend,


Chris Bristow
GWSR PLC Finance Director


  1. It seems that Midlands Today is only available for 24 hours on iPlayer. Is it possible to ask the BBC to provide the clip so it can be published for those who live outside the Midlands area

  2. Midlands Today is only available for 24 hours on iPlayer - can the BBC supply the clip so it can be published by GWSR

  3. Unfortunately the ability to watch the BBC Midland news only lasts until the next day news, so ended on Thursday. I managed to watch it before the time ran out. It was very good for the railway, lets hope it inspires more people to buy shares.

  4. ..not available in iPlayer..I looked the day after and no longer available..

  5. Should be viewable here:

    You don't need to have Facebook to view it.

  6. If we know that Ben Sidwell is coming to us , Can we be advised that a feature is happening in the next lunchtime or evening news via Boardroom Blog .I saw it by accident as I put Midlands Today on after I got back from Pway duty during the day and yet no one told us . john M.

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