All aboard for railway themed March fayre

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It’s full steam ahead for a March church’s annual autumn fayre this month, with a focus on the town’s rich railway heritage.

St Wendreda’s Church will feature all sorts of railway-themed displays and exhibits when it hosts the event on Saturday, September 20.

On display at the fayre will be a selection of Albert Marsh’s collection of railwayana, celebrating his 48 years on the railways from lad porter to conductor guard.

March Model Railway Club will also have on display layouts that have not been seen for a number of years.

And Reverend Clifford Stocking, as he approaches his first anniversary as priest in charge, and who was a former railwayman himself before becoming ordained, should feel quite at home.

The church will also be filled with displays by local amateur artists and floral artists, along with a lace making demonstration and musical interludes by a local organist.

The heritage theme continues in the church grounds with “Sarah” the steam roller and vintage motorbikes.

A selection of stalls will be held both inside and outside the church, run by several local organisations, including the Raptor Centre and the Royal British Legion.

In the church hall, handmade cards, turned wood items and cakes will be on sale, and there will also be refreshments available.

Local groups will also be performing and giving demonstrations in the arena.

The event is free to attend and is open from 10am to 4pm. Everyone is welcome.