Become a Member of The Robey Trust...

We'd love you to join and support The Robey Trust. Membership subscriptions become due on 1 January 2017. You are also invited to make a donation to support our engine restoration funds. We have restricted funds in place for various individual projects: The Undertype – A dedicated Education Room – The Visitor Reception Area – Site expansion through land clearance – and Machine Shop Facilities. If you would like to identify with one or more of these, we would be pleased if you could state it.

£12.00 for students, pensioners and unwaged

£20.00 for waged/salaried individuals and families

£20.00 for overseas members requiring Newsletters etc sent via e-mail

£25.00 for overseas members requiring Newsletters etc sent via airmail

​If you join after 1st June in a given year the cost will be 50% of the relevant rate above and will run to 31st December of that year.

​If you would like to become a member, print the Application Form and the Gift Aid Declaration, complete the details and forward, along with your subscription, to:

The Membership Secretary, The Robey Trust Ltd, The New Perseverance Ironworks,

Parade Busines Park, Pixon Lane, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 9RQ.

Unfortunately, online sign up is temporarily unavailable.

​For renewals, a Gift Aid Declaration is only required if your personal details/circumstances have changed.

NB: Members will be approved by the Robey Trust Board of Directors as per Article 6 of the Constitution, which states “ Any member of the public may apply for membership, providing that there is no evidence to suggest that the potential member does not share in the aims and objects of the Trust, will seek to preserve and enhance the good name of the Trust, will not harm its reputation, will look after and wisely and economically use the assets of the Trust, and will not place him/herself or others in any hazardous situation”... Anyone who's membership is refused, will be given a full refund / cheque returned, destroyed.

Donate to The Trust...

We are all volunteers, and rely on the help and support of donations, whether big or small. If you love what we do, and would like to see The Trust continue its aims and objectives, please consider donating to us.

You can do so very simply through the PayPal link.

Unfortunately, the paypal link is temporarily unavailable


"Getting Britain Giving" is an initiative introduced by the Government to boost charitable giving. From April 6th 2000 charities have been able to reclaim the tax on gifts of any amount from donors who are UK taxpayers and have completed a simple Gift Aid Declaration. By completing a Declaration you will enable The Robey Trust Ltd to reclaim from Inland Revenue the tax paid on any donations at no extra cost to the donor. This actually means that a subscription of £10.00 is worth £12.50 to the charity. One form can cover all donations made by an individual and the Gift Aid Declaration also replaces traditional Covenant forms. So please complete a Declaration as well as your membership form and return it with your subscription/donation. Thank you.


1. You can cancel the Declaration at any time by notifying the charity.

2. You must pay an amount of income tax and/or capital gains tax at least equal to the tax that the charity reclaims on your donations in the tax year (currently 25p for each £1 you give).

3. If in the future your circumstances change and you no longer pay tax equal to the tax that the charity reclaims, you can cancel your declaration.

4. If you pay tax at the higher rate you can claim further tax relief in your Self Assessment tax return.

5. If you are unsure whether your donations qualify for Gift Aid tax relief, ask the charity or ask your local tax office for leaflet IR65.

6. Please notify the charity if you change your name or address.



From 25th May 2018 a new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force as well as the Data Protection Act already enacted. The Robey Trust Limited (RTL) is committed to a policy of protecting the rights and privacy of members. We acknowledge the importance of keeping members’ Personal Information safe and secure at all times.


To carry out the work of RTL we ask our members to provide their contact details when they join the Trust. The only Personal Information held in our Database is:

Name and Address + Telephone number

Membership Fee + donation + Date Paid

Email address (if applicable), Yes or No to Gift Aid

Under the Data Protection Act the data held by RTL is defined as Standard Personal data. The level of security must be good and proportionate to the data kept by RTL.

This information is needed for communication on RTL matters.

*The name, telephone number and email address of members within the Trust is known to the Company Secretary, Treasurer and Membership Secretary via the membership database. The database is necessary for validation of all membership purposes.

Access to the information is restricted to:

  1. Those officials having a specific need, as named above.*
  2. Anybody seconded for authorized access by the RTL Board of Directors.
  3. It is RTL policy that no other third party will have access to our membership data base.
  4. Membership details may be released when legally required by a Statutory Authority, e.g. HMRC.


Data is stored in an Excel spreadsheet protected by a password and can only be accessed by authorised RTL officials using the password.

Database Administrator

Our Database Administrator, the Membership Secretary, controls the access to this database by allocating permissions to other Board members solely where necessary. The Administrator is the only person with the authority and access to change a member’s personal details. Members must request in writing or by email in order to authorise changes to Personal Data.

Control over access

The Board will maintain and review the list of those members who have permission to:- View, modify or download the information necessary to their function or send mass emails to all members.


Board members who have direct access to the membership database are not authorised to copy or email lists of personal details to any other person or organisation.

Any password which gives them access to the database must not be shared with anyone else, or written down/recorded.

This Data Protection Policy will be published in The Globe newsletter and on the RTL website. Any update to this policy will republished in a reasonable timeframe.

Lapsed Member Data

On leaving RTL a member’s data will be retained for no longer than 12 months. This helps to cope more efficiently with the member re-joining within that period. The HMRC require that Gift Aid data are retained for 7 years, which is adhered to by our Treasurer.

Sending personal emails

When sending an email, all members should be aware that some people will not want their email address shared with other members. Routinely, RTL will use the Bcc facility which will conceal email addresses from the recipients.

Email Addresses in our Newsletter

Personal email addresses will not be made available for the general public to view. Board members can be contacted by members and non-members by using the published email addresses on the RTL website