Wet weather takes toll on Great Bulkington Railway rides

Nev Boulton and his wife Thelma brave the rain on Bank Holiday Monday at Great Bulkington Railway

Nev Boulton and his wife Thelma brave the rain on Bank Holiday Monday at Great Bulkington Railway

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The Great Bulkington Railway took passengers for a wet ride on Monday as station manager Neville Boulton drove visitors around on three miniature trains for charity.

The event, which normally draws a crowd of more than 200, saw only 50 people turn up to have a ride on the 1,000ft long railway track which Mr Boulton and his wife, Thelma, built in their garden at their home in Mill Lane, Bulkington.

Mrs Boulton said: “It went very well indeed but the weather was dreadful. We had a choir of 22 and that went very well but there weren’t many people here. We took half of what we normally do.”

On the day Mr Boulton collected £60 and caterers took £70 with the money going towards various charities.

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