Model railway show raises £4k for hospice and holiday club

PUBLISHED: 17:30 18 September 2017 | UPDATED: 18:20 18 September 2017

Linda and Lucas Kemp enjoying the show.

Linda and Lucas Kemp enjoying the show.

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A model railway show attracted hundreds of visitors when it was held in Locking Castle.

Rob and Evan Blake with their Marsh Junction layout.Rob and Evan Blake with their Marsh Junction layout.

Keith Price has organised the show for the past eight years, and has now raised £44,400 for charity.

The event, held at The Campus in Highlands Lane, attracted 834 people who went to look at the model railway layouts, which were taken to Locking Castle from all over the country. Sunday’s event raised £4,018.

The money will be split between Weston Hospicecare and the holiday club for children which runs at The Campus during the half-term holidays.

Keith said: “Everything went smoothly and a lot of people appreciated how far the traders had come from.

Louisa and Edward Jackson looking at he displays.Louisa and Edward Jackson looking at he displays.

“I will probably do another four years, with two shows a year, as I’m hoping to raise £70,000 for the hospice.”

The next show will take place on January 15.

David Batstone with his '1' guage layout.David Batstone with his '1' guage layout.

David Young from Weston 'N' Guage Society.David Young from Weston 'N' Guage Society.

Rob and Evan Blake with their Marsh Junction layout.Rob and Evan Blake with their Marsh Junction layout.

Carmela Turner and Valerie Peacock at the show.Carmela Turner and Valerie Peacock at the show.

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