Railway exhibition and “railwayana” auction in aid of Campsea Ashe Station House project

The Station House regneration project volunteers, pictured last year

The Station House regneration project volunteers, pictured last year - Credit: Sarah Lucy brown

A charity campaigning to transform a disused station house in east Suffolk into a community hub is holding a fundraising model railway exhibition alongside a “railwayana” auction next month.

Station House Community Connections, which is organising the Station House regeneration campaign in Campsea Ashe, has teamed up with Clarke & Simpson’s Auction Centre in the village for the event on Saturday, June 13.

Engineering displays and model railway layouts will be on show at the event, which will also feature trade and other railway-related charity stands, films, an outdoor ride-on, engineering demonstrations and engine displays.

Volunteers from the Station House project will be informing people about their plans to combine the heritage of the site with community facilities, including a cafe, broadband, bookshop and meeting rooms.

Project chairman Robert Webb said: “People are always fascinated to know why Wickham Market Station is in Campsea Ashe.

“We explain the reasons, and how significant our local railway has been to the history of the region since it was built in 1859, and how important it is for maintaining the area as a great place to live, work and visit.”

Entry to the Station House event, which runs from 10am to 4pm, costs £4.50, £2 for under-16s. The auction, featuring collectables and model railway items, starts at 12noon.

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Visit www.stationhousecampseaashe.co.uk for information.