AFTER inheriting an old Victorian train carriage from her dad, a Bratton woman took on the project of converting it into a gallery for local artists.

Vicki Martin was given her late father’s site workshop from when he was an engineer as well as a lot of train memorabilia which her dad collected.

Amongst this was the train carriage which she spent two years turning into an art gallery.

She said: “It’s nice to able to carry this on in my dad’s honour as he had a massive interest in railways and engines.

“Although it was his carriage I have put my own spin on it, but I have been told it is sympathetic to how he had it, which is good.

“Inside are various pieces of contemporary, abstract art from artists who use charcoals and acrylics.

“Anyone is welcome to visit, whether they are interested in art or railway memorabilia.”

The gallery in Imber Road in Bratton is free to visit and open Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9.30am-4pm.