Our Trustees ...

Douglas Bay Tramway Heritage Trust is administered by a panel of Trustees with a broad knowledge base and the passion to help the charity achieve its aims and objectives.


Our current Trustees:
  • Clare Barber is a member of the House of Keys, representing the Douglas East constituency since 2016. Clare is a registered nurse with 10+ years' experience working in the UK and Manx national health services. She moved to the Island in 2007 after completing her nurse training in Hampshire. She is involved with a number of local charities on the Island and is a passionate supporter of the horse tramway which is located within her constituency. 
  • Martin Brunnschweiler is a brewer, publican and co-owner of the Bushy's Brewery on the Isle of Man which he founded with his sister in 1986.  Martin is a huge fan of the horse trams, his brewery has supported the tramway operation for many years by donating large quantities of spent malted barley from the brewing process as a feed supplement to assist the upkeep and welfare of the tram horses.  
  • Daphne Caine is a member of the House of Keys, representing the Garff constituency since 2016. A former journalist and public relations officer, Daphne has 20+ years' experience working in Isle of Man Government departments covering tourism, leisure and transport, roles which included promotion of the Island's heritage railways and tramways.
  • Charles Guard is an author, broadcaster, film-maker, public speaker, talented musician and heritage conservationist. He was the chief officer of the Manx Heritage Foundation (now known as Culture Vannin) until his retirement in 2016. Charles continues his passion for promoting the heritage, landscape and people of the Isle of Man, work for which he received a lifetime achievement award in 2018. He is a trustee of the Milntown Estate near Ramsey and a non-executive director of Manx Radio.
  • Edward More is a retired director of compliance, risk management and change management with 25+ years' experience working in the UK financial services sector. He now runs a specialist modelmaking and heritage research practice based in Hampshire. His leisure interests are vintage machinery, industrial heritage and British rare farm-breed conservation.
  • Stuart Mullan is a senior travel consultant in the Isle of Man travel industry, with an enthusiasm for narrow gauge railways and tramways both on Island and further afield. He founded the Friends of Douglas Bay Horse Tramway support group in 2014 which actively campaigned for the retention of the Horse Tramway as a heritage transport service and visitor attraction when it looked set to close at the end of the 2015 season.
  • Geoffrey Wilson is a retired office manager with 25+ years' experience working in the public and civil service sectors, latterly with the Legal Aid Board. He has a life-long enthusiam for the horse trams and the wider Manx heritage transport scene. After taking early retirement, Geoff moved to the Isle of Man to become more actively involved in supporting Manx heritage transport.   


The Trust was formed by a deed in February 2018 and is registered as a public charity (No.1238) in the Isle of Man, our activities are monitored and regulated by the Office of Her Majesty's Attorney General for the Isle of Man and the Isle of Man Government's Central Registry. You can check our charity status on the Isle of Man Government's 
Central Registry website.


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