Shepton Mallet yet again

It’s the start of the school holidays, so for the 21st time Maxine and I went on our annual pilgrimage to the ‘New Wine’ church conference.  Once again, there were over 10,000 people camping on the Bath & West Showground near Shepton Mallet, Somerset, in the south-west of the UK.  And of course it rained.  And it was cold.  But we had an excellent week, aided by having a hire tent, so there was no putting up and taking up tents in the rain.

It was sunny on the day off, so I took the usual pictures of the miniature railway that is on the Showground, run by the East Somerset Society of Model & Experimental Engineers.  Most of the main line is dual gauge 5″ and 7¼” gauges (just a little larger than ‘N’ gauge).  Each year at New Wine, ESSMEE open up the railway for the day and offer rides for all and sundry.  Read more about this little railway at 

Most of the engines are the same as previous years, but there was a very smart ‘Warship’ on display….

About snitchthebudgie

Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club
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