The Toddlers on their way through the greenery. Photo: John Pond
Another happy day on the ALR yesterday (Wed 20th June), when we were delighted to welcome the Rackheath Bombers Playgroup for a 'sponsored Toddle' ! The Playgroup organise this event annually at a variety of locations to raise funds for the Barnardos Charity and this year they went for a ramble round the ALR perimeter ! It was a lovey warm sunny day and the little ones, many in fancy dress, with their Mums, Dads, Aunties, Grandmamas etc etc, had a lovely time. They all got round, eventually and then were rewarded with drinks and nibbles before spending some time having train rides around the circuit (General and The Shay were happy to oblige !). Then as it was such a nice day, they spent the rest of the morning happily playing on the grass. Excellent!
Two Toddlers' Expresses on their way! Photo: John Pond
Then during the afternoon as we were busily jobbing (as is our wont on Wednesdays !), a car drew up and who should emerge but Brian Reading (the 71/4" Gauge Society President) and his friend John Dabson with their ladies!. We were delighted to see them and so tools were downed for some chat to catch up with developments, and a drink before they had a tour round the track behind General ! Think they were quite impressed, and it was lovely to see them!
A happy 'Presendential Special' about to depart! Photo: John Pond