Model railway show draws record crowds

Dewsbury Railway Show 2013. Held at Trinity Community Centre in Batley Carr. (D566A347)
Dewsbury Railway Show 2013. Held at Trinity Community Centre in Batley Carr. (D566A347)
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Hundreds of railway enthusiasts of all ages helped make the third Dewsbury Model Railway Show the biggest yet.

More than 340 adults visited the exhibition at Trinity Community Centre in Batley Carr on Saturday, bringing hundreds more children along with them.

Dewsbury Railway Show 2013. Held at Trinity Community Centre in Batley Carr. (D566D347)

Dewsbury Railway Show 2013. Held at Trinity Community Centre in Batley Carr. (D566D347)

Organiser David Lenners said: “The whole day was a great success. We were up on last year and very happy with how it went. I think the Lego layout was one of the favourites, but everything was popular.

“We did very well with the raffle and we had a lot of comments about the wonderful bacon sandwiches!”

The show was the third to have been organised by St Peter’s Church in Earlsheaton, which is part of Dewsbury Team Parish.

It featured around 20 layouts, demonstrations of model skills and model making, and trade stalls.

Dewsbury Railway Show 2013. Held at Trinity Community Centre in Batley Carr. (D566K347)

Dewsbury Railway Show 2013. Held at Trinity Community Centre in Batley Carr. (D566K347)

This year’s event received funding from Dewsbury Area Committee plus sponsorship from Beds Direct and NL Van, Truck and Car Hire.

Mr Lenners said: “We’d like to thank everyone for coming and supporting our charities. We’re very grateful to them all.

“The money raised will go into the Team Parish funds and will be distributed throughout the year to different charities.”