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News Archive entries for May 2018

Here are the diary entries for this month. You can use the forward and backward links to see the next or previous months. Most photos taken before 2018 are small size. From 2018 onwards, most photos you see below will have a link to a full size image by clicking on the photo.

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Presentation at CTL Seal
  In recognition of CTL Seal Ltd's tremendous support for the building of Hengist, Jim Baldwin - president of the Clan project - presents Andy England - Managing Director of CTL Seal Ltd - with a framed picture of Julie West's painting, "Warlord of the South"
Local MP visits the Clan Project and CTL Seal
  On 25 May, Angela Smith, the local MP for Penistone & Stocksbridge visited CTL Seal's premises in Sheffield to view progress of the Clan Project. She was met by Andy England, CTL Seal's Managing Director, James Baldwin, the president of the Clan Project and Geoff Turner, the Engineering Director of the Clan Project.

After a brief introductory chat, Angela had a tour of the CTL Seal works, finishing in the Assembly shop where 72010 Hengist will be built, with a 'show and tell' of the main frames assembly for Hengist. Angela was shown a model of the locomotive and the 3D printed model of the frames. She was impressed by the enormity of the whole project - that it would take many thousands of individual bespoke parts to create this 'link with the past' as an aid to help promote history telling to younger generations.

Back in the board room, there followed an in-depth discussion - which resulted in Angela agreeing to organise with the new regional mayor to set up a task force to promote the "Made in Sheffield" statement with regards to Hengist. She also wanted help arrange the setting up of a group standard in apprenticeships for the Sheffield area, with programmed visits of young people, to become actively involved in the building of Hengist.