Photo gallery: Norfolk miniature railway celebrates 50th anniversary

Trains running on the Barton House Railway at Wroxham, which celebrated its 50th anniversary at the

Trains running on the Barton House Railway at Wroxham, which celebrated its 50th anniversary at the weekend. Photo: Bill Smith - Credit: Archant © 2013

Hundreds of people descended on a Norfolk tourist attraction at the weekend to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

BBC Look East journalist Carol Bundock attended the celebration event at Barton House Railway in Wroxham on Sunday.

The presenter accepted a cheque of £1,250 on behalf of Nelson's Journey, which supports bereaved children and young people across Norfolk, and was the miniature railway's charity of choice last year.

Volunteers operate two railways - one steam-powered and the other electric - in the grounds of Barton House and open to visitors on the third Sunday of every month from April to October.

Sylvia Tilson, of the railway, said the 50th anniversary event had been 'fantastic' and the railway was popular with local families and railway enthusiasts.


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The railway, in Hartwell Road, has more than 30 volunteers and their chosen charity for 2013 is the 1st Stalham Sea Scouts.

The Barton House Railway is also running an amateur photographic competition this year, with entries closing on September 1.

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