We have been asked by Geoff Pateman of WSR Plc to post the following statement after the following comment was posted on the National Preservation website on 18 May:

“Latest from the railway says that Ian Aldridge has been banned by the WSR PLC!!! Reliable source close to trustees tells me and I believe them. Does anybody know anything about it.”

The Plc would like it to be known that this comment is simply untrue.