HUNDREDS of model train lovers packed into the King Alfred School Academy as the a vintage Hornby train show came to town.

On Saturday (November 2) train lovers young and old enjoyed the 11th annual Vintage Hornby Train Show, which was organised by the Bristol and Somerset Branch of the Hornby Railway Collectors’ Association.

Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge Mayor Cllr Andy Brewer officially opened the event with town crier Alisdair Murray and there were operating layouts in 0 and 00 gauges featuring original Hornby trains on the day.

These included ‘Made in England by Meccano Limited’, a large Hornby-Dublo layout ‘I ‘Ad That’ and there were trade stands selling new and used items, and running facilities in both gauges.

George Moon, who helped to organise the event, said:: “The show was visited by the Mayor and Town Crier who both spent quite a long time admiring the various layouts.

“Despite very poor weather the show was well attended and the net proceeds will be divided between the Branch and the Friends of Burnham-on-Sea War Memorial Hospital who assisted with the show, for which the organisers are very grateful.

“Thanks are also due to the King Alfred School Academy for making the facilities available.”

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