Huntspill's model railway station hit by vandalism
have appealed for witnesses after a break-in at a model railway
attraction near Burnham-On-Sea this week.
Huntspill Model Engineering Society's facilities suffered damage
in the "pointless" attack.
signs besides the track have been vandalised, a window was pushed
in, and a brass plaque to mark the station's opening was stolen,
along with several other items.
group's Ashley Edwards told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It has come
as a blow - we're only a small attraction and operate on a limited
income. Quite why anyone would want to do this is beyond us."
incidents occurred between 10.00pm on Monday (August 25th) and
10am on Wednesday (August 27th). The plaque that was stolen commemorated
the donation of monies by the late Bernard Escritt, in memory
of his wife, for the first extension of the railway in 1987 so
it was a treasured item by the club. A set of keys and a photo
were also taken."
model railway station's team of helpers have vowed to be open
as normal to the public this Sunday (August 31st) from 2-4.30pm
and then each Sunday until October. The attraction is based at
The Memorial Playing Field off New Road in West Huntspill.
with information about this week's incident should contact Burnham-On-Sea
Police on the non-emergency number 101.