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Awards and Loans

The Trust offers financial assistance to individuals or groups to carry through restoration or improvement projects to completion. The Trust also invites enquiries about sponsoring one or more Awards.



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2007 Young Preservationist of the Year




2007 Young Preservationist of the Year

Adam Meredith

The 2007 Young Preservationist of the Year is Adam Meredith!

Adam is pictured receiving his framed award and a cheque for £500 from Prince Michael.


Adam's traditional approach

This 2007 Young Preservationist of the Year Award recognises that, at a time when computer graphics and design are commonly used for most types of signwriting, Adam Meredith has successfully embarked on a career in the traditional methods of painting and lining of both full size and model vehicles. He also undertakes fairground artwork and the reproduction of makers’ transfers.

Though Adam explains with typical modesty that his skill comes from constant practice, there is no doubt that he has considerable innate ability as his work clearly shows.

It is vitally important that the traditional skills of signwriting be continued, and it is encouraging that someone of Adam’s age is prepared to preserve our craftsmanship heritage in this way.

To read the full citation for Adam's Award, look here.

To see examples of Adam's outstanding work, look here.




The National Transport Trust makes loans to groups, associations and individuals at advantageous rates for the restoration of artefacts - whether mobile or part of the infrastructure.  Applications must be supported by a simple business plan which demonstrates the financial viability of the project. A sample business plan is available on request from the Treasurer.


The Trust does occasionaly make Awards for schemes which further the preservation movement. Again if you wish further information please contact the Treasurer.


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