This is an appeal to The Duke’s ‘family’ members.
You will know that The Duke’s boiler is undergoing a major refurbishment that will see it suitable for mainline operation during its next certificate period. It is hoped this will commence in late 2021.
The boiler is made up of 136 small tubes and 40 larger flue tubes. The small tubes provide the surface area for the production of steam. That’s a lot of tubes and they are not cheap. The Trust are looking for supporters to sponsor one or more and assist them achieve the late 2021 steaming date.
Sponsors of either type of boiler tube will receive an individually numbered digital Certificate indicating which type of tube(s) and its/their position have been sponsored along with the grateful thanks of the Trust. Examples of the Certificates are shown below. Should you require a particular tube position number we will endeavour to oblige.
The small tubes cost £140 each. (Lump sum or multiples of £20 per month over 7 months)
The flue tubes £500. (Lump sum or or multiples of £50 per month over 10 months)
Our preferred method of sponsorship is off-line as we avoid paying transaction fees that way. Download the Boiler Tube Sponsorship Form here. On the form you can sponsor by the regular monthly payments mentioned above if this is more convenient for you.
Alternatively, you can use the buttons below to sponsor online.