How do I join the ESS?

To join the ESS, please download both pages of the leaflet below, print the two pages, fill in the application form and interests box, and send your copy of both pages with your cheque to the Membership Secretary:
Tony Skinner
23 Metcalfe Street
Tel: 01228 494 182 or 07905 464 193

Please contact the Membership Secretary if you need any help with the application process.

Membership is on an annual basis and includes all the relevant copies of LINK.

What is the annual subscription rate?

The ESS strives to keep subscriptions at a low level but welcomes additional donations.   The current subscription is £12.

Are there any discounts available for Seniors or others?

No, sorry.

How do I contact the Committee members?


Our President is Nick Pigott and our Chairman is Roger Butcher.

Our Secretary can be contacted by email at:   Written correspondence should be addressed to

Phil Mackie
36 Kevington Drive
St Paul's Cray
BR5 2 NU.

Our Membership Secretary can be contacted by e-mail at  Written correspondence should be addressed to:

Tony Skinner
23 Metcalfe Street,
Denton Holme
Telephone: 07368 999 676.
For articles etc. for Link magazine please contact the Editor and Publisher Paul Smith at

For comments, information and questions relating to "The Good Shed Guide" please contact:-

Philip Stuart
8, Brenda Court
Granville Road
DA14 4DR
or by e-mail to

Our Treasurer can be contacted by email at

Our Archivist and Webmaster can be contacted by email at

Is the Society only interested in steam sheds?

No.   The ESS covers steam, diesel and electric sheds from all eras.   This includes coverage of depots for new franchise fleets, and for heritage railways.