The Pudsey Roller Restoration Fund (PRRF) has now topped the £12,000 figure.
The PRRF Fund raising stand will be at the Transport and Collectors Fair in Pudsey Civic Hall on Saturday 10 January 2009, from 10.00 to 16.00. The Pudsey Roller diecast models etc. will be on sale, plus a photographic display of progress so far in the Roller's restoration.
Derek Rayner, the Vice Chairman and Steam Archivist of the Road Roller Association, will be giving a talk to the Pudsey Civic Society in Pudsey on 20 January 2009. The talk, entitled "Pudsey’s Road Roller - Majestic" will update the Society on the restoration of the Fowler Type DN Roller No 15752 of 1921 – well remembered from Pudsey Park. The venue is Greenside School, Chapeltown, Pudsey LS28 8NZ. Access available from 19.15 for a start shortly after 19.30. All visitors are welcome. The talk will also cover some historical aspects of Pudsey's Rollers as well.
Monetary donations to swell the fund will be very welcome and these should be sent to:- Pudsey Roller Restoration Fund, The Road Roller Association, 5 Dryden Avenue, Balderton, Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire NG24 3QT.