Full steam ahead at Norton Hill Light Railway

Full steam ahead at Norton Hill Light Railway

Solidifying its status as a staple in the summer holiday calendar was the return of the Norton Hill Light Railway weekend in partnership with Hunstanton Rotary to raise money for local charities.

Despite the rain there was a steady flow of visitors to the site where families enjoyed rides, games, refreshments and of course, the quintessential mini-railway. Children were also treated to a surprise appearance from Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

The weekend was organised by Hunstanton Rotary and Inner Wheel and is their main event of the year. President John Crofts said: “It was very kind of Mr. and Mrs. Schumann to allow us to take over their fields and to make the railway available to us once again. Mr Schumann's hand operated merry-go-round was a hit with younger children.”

“It was our pleasure to bring together the Hunstanton Rotary and Inner Wheel clubs with many excellent charities including: The Norfolk Hospice Tapping House, West Norfolk Mind, Coastal Stroke, the Hunstanton Day Centre with local scouts and schools for a 'Traditional English Village Fair.’”

“Well done to the organiser Stephen Thompson, who spent much of the afternoons driving around in an Olsmobile with a smile on his face.”

“Despite the weather many people turned up for what is clearly a fixture in their calendar. Anticipated income will be in excess of £6,000 - a bit down in view of the weather, but still very welcomed by the charities.”

Norton Hill Light Railway will return on 10th and 11th August for the King's Lynn Lions and the Purfleet Trust on Sunday 25th August respectively.

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