On track to make Bicker a green and pleasant land

Spalding Model Railway Club junior section members William Van Der Weyden and Alex Rivers show off the club's Williamstown model railway layout at the Bicker Railway and Model Engineering Show held at the village hall on Sunday.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
Spalding Model Railway Club junior section members William Van Der Weyden and Alex Rivers show off the club's Williamstown model railway layout at the Bicker Railway and Model Engineering Show held at the village hall on Sunday. Photo by Tim Wilson.

Volunteers making Bicker a better place to love have been boosted by model railway enthusiasts who have raised about £450 for them.

The third Bicker Railway and Model Engineering Show at the village hall on Sunday featured displays of vintage Hornby model railways from the 1940s, 50s and 60s, locomotives, steam engines and an exhibition of radio-controlled boats from Boston Model Boat Club on its boating lake.

Terry Geeson shows Tim Webster his guage 1 meths-fired live steam model at the Bicker Railway and Model Engineering Show.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Terry Geeson shows Tim Webster his guage 1 meths-fired live steam model at the Bicker Railway and Model Engineering Show. Photo by Tim Wilson.

The event was in aid of Bicker Buds, a group whose volunteers have been trying to improve parks, footpaths and other open spaces in the village since it was formed in August 2012.

Dave Webster, who organised the model railway show, said: “We hold it yearly to raise money for local charities and in the last two years, we’ve done it for Macmillan Cancer Support and the Butterfly Hospice Trust.

“Our visitor numbers were up on last year and it was a very, very successful show.”

Pictured are Spalding Model Railway Club junior section members William Van Der Weyden and Alex Rivers watching a Williamstown model railway display. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG080315-116TW.

John Castle displays his wagons built traditionally - without glue.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

John Castle displays his wagons built traditionally - without glue. Photo by Tim Wilson.