running The Bath & West Steam Railway

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The East Somerset Society of Model & Experimental Engineers is a charitable company limited by guarantee, co. registration no. 6208865, charity no. 1122635. You can view the Charities Commission entry here. The registered office is: The Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, BA4 6QN.

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