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Fenland group are selling jigsaw to raise money for train project




A jigsaw puzzle has been created in a bid to raise funds for a project which will see a locomotive brought back to the railways.

The Cambridgeshire and Fenland group of B17 Steam Locomotive Trust (B17SLT) displayed the thousand piece jigsaw for the first time on December 12 at a promotional stall outside St. Peter’s Church in March, where the public were able to learn more about the project.

The money raised by the sales will be put towards the group’s work on a large project to build and operate a LNER Class B17 4-6-0 express passenger steam locomotive, to be known as 61673 SPIRIT OF SANDRINGHAM, for mainline and heritage railway use.

The 'Sandringham at Home' jigsaw puzzle which the Cambridgeshire and Fenland group of the B17 Steam Locomotive Trust (B17SLT) is selling. (43593783)
The 'Sandringham at Home' jigsaw puzzle which the Cambridgeshire and Fenland group of the B17 Steam Locomotive Trust (B17SLT) is selling. (43593783)

The jigsaw features a painting by nationally renown artist Malcolm Root FGRA, who specialises in railway and other transport subjects.

Peter Wright, of the Cambridgeshire and Fenland group, said: "The painting features the original B17, 'Sandringham', named with the consent of King George V after his Norfolk country estate, with a local passenger train at Wolferton, the Royal station near the monarch's estate.

"Hence the painting is called 'Sandringham at Home'"

The Jigsaw is available now, costing £15 each, with all proceeds going to the Trust.

Enquiries should be made to Peter via email on jetbreeze@btinternet.com or telephone on 01354 660011.



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