LOVE THIS PLACE!
Our week away was our usual pilgrimage to the ‘New Wine’ church conference, with 12,000 people camping on the Bath & West Showground near Shepton Mallet, Somerset in the south-west of the UK. The Showground is about 5 miles from Pilton, site of the Glastonbury Festival. It has similar views of Glastonbury Tor, but from a different direction. Of course the weather is the typical Somerset micro-climate, often including lots of rain. Fortunately, there is less mud at New Wine, as the Showground has better infrastructure. Still the sun shined nearly all week this year, until the moment we took the tent down and the heavens opened.
However, the point of this post is to describe the miniature railway that is on the Showground, run by the East Somerset Society of Model & Experimental Engineers. They describe themselves like this on their web site:
Founded in 2001, the Society is a…
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