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Steam in Miniature returns to Hollycombe on Sat 20th & Sun 21st May

  • 17th May 2017
  • Posted in: Events
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Hollycombe Steam in the Country welcomes members and friends of the West Surrey Model Traction Engine Club this coming weekend, as around 27 miniature traction engines, from 2 inch to 6 inch scale, will parade along the pathways for the annual 'Steam in Miniature' gathering.

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"Steam in Miniature is a family, fun weekend," said Hollycombe Trustee Brian Gooding. "Visitors love to get up close to the miniature steamies, and their owners are very good at explaining how the engines operate to children. There are also wonderful photographic opportunities with  afternoon line-ups of the miniatures alongside the railway track."

For Club Secretary Tony Dezell this is one of the event highlights of the year: "Members of our club will be coming to Hollycombe from as far afield as Devon, Kent and Northamptonshire. We have been visiting for upwards of 30 years and always receive a very warm welcome. It’s great to meet up with old friends and showcase our engines to an interested audience."

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Other highlights of the weekend will be the continuing display of flowering azaleas on the Azalea Walk, and Hollycombe’s Fairground and Railways, which will also be open throughout. Following the weekend, Hollycombe will next open on Sun 28th and Bank Holiday Mon 29th May, and daily between Wed 31st May and Sun 4th June of half-term week.