COMMUNITY: Gainsborough Model Railway society

RETURN of Post Office services to Wirksworth.

RETURN of Post Office services to Wirksworth.

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Anyone wanting to take a break from the Christmas shopping should head for the Gainsborough Model Railway Society’s open day next Sunday (December 4), according to society chairman Chris Wragg.

“If anyone hasn’t visited us before, they’ll almost certainly find a model railway far larger than anything they’ve seen before,” he said. “Representing the line from London King’s Cross to Leeds in the days of steam and the early days of diesels, our railway has half-a-mile of track and takes ten signalmen to operate it. Our collection features 190 locomotives and more than 400 carriages and wagons. For those who can’t escape from shopping entirely, we’re only a short walk from the town centre, Marshall’s Yard and next door to Tesco’s car park.

If anyone finds what they see is to their liking, we’re always keen to welcome new members, from the age of 14 upwards. Anyone interested should speak to a steward at the open day, contact our secretary Barry Hodkinson on 01427 615131, or come down on a club night any Monday or Thursday evening from 7.30pm.”

The open day is on Sunday, December 4, from 1.30pm to 6pm at the clubrooms in Florence Terrace, off Sandsfield Lane, Gainsborough.

Admission is £4 for adults and £3 for children and senior citizens. A family ticket is £10.