West Huntspill Model Railway celebrates its 50th year
of people attended an event to mark the 50th anniversary of West
Huntspill Model Engineering Society at the weekend.
popular event, on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September, was held
at the Somerset & Dorset Memorial Railway in New Road, West
were various models including trains, boats, static engines and
planes on show, as well as 60's music sessions throughout both days
to entertain visitors.
State, general secretary of the group, thanked all who had come
along over the two days.
had a lovely turnout of around 300 people each day to celebrate
what was an important milestone for our group," he told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
was wonderful to see some of the original founders and their families,
plus visiting groups and many supportive locals, from over the years."
ground here was allocated to us by the Parish Council in 1967 and
over the years the council has been so supportive of what we do."
of the orginal locos from that first year are still running and
it was great to have them on display during the weekend."
thanks go the council, local residents and everyone who has supported
us over the years. This weekend was held as a special thank you
went on to say that West Huntspill Model Engineering Society
around 55 members, including 14 who are active, and help to run
the organisation. Newcomers are welcome.
range of miniature trains came out on the track over the weekend
engines were also on display at the West Huntspill event
of all ages were able to take rides on the miniature trains
celebration cake was cut on the Sunday
The track at West Huntspill is open through the season every weekend