Huntspill model railway's new arrival unveiled by special guest
Huntspill Model Engineering Society has officially unveiled its
new passenger carriages this week at the village's miniature railway
Betty, Molly, Peggy and Joyce, the carriages are named after the
wives of former members.
Napper, 92, is pictured unveiling a carriage named after herself,
watched by society members Oliver Edwards, Colin Clarke, Mike
Heron, Mike Bishop, Mike Pearson, Graham Jones and Robert Davis.
said she was "delighted" to unveil the latest passenger
to a happy coincidence the letter requesting her attendance arrived
on her deceased husband's birthday.
passed away 12 years ago. She added that she is so pleased that
the club continues to thrive and do well.
model railway is a firm favourite with local families and runs
every Sunday from Easter until the end of October at the Memorial
Playing Fields in New Road, West Huntspill.
service is run by a team of dedicated volunteers who put in many
hundreds of hours of their time each year to keep it running.
model railway opened in 1967 and has gradually grown in size to
include a full circular track around the site, next to the playing
fields, which offers rides every weekend to visitors.
Top, Peggy Napper unveiling a carriage named after herself, along
with club members (pics Mike Lang) and, above, the model railway
being used over the Easter holidays by local families (pics Burnham-On-Sea.com)