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Boost for Fenland loco group as box of tea sells for £130 at auction

An unexpected delivery has led to an auction lot which sky rocketed beyond expectations.

When the leader of a Fenland group dedicated to bringing a locomotive back to the railways exchanged emails with a tea company, he got more than he bargained for.

Peter Wright, of the Cambridgeshire and Fenland group of the B17 Steam Locomotive Trust (B17SLT), contacted Taylors of Harrogate, owners of Yorkshire Tea, when his daughter decided to take her own supply of her favourite hot drink with her during her travels to Northern India.

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