Cream Tea and Trains with Torfaen Lodge

On Sunday 9th June, Torfaen Lodge MMM 796, held a Cream Tea and Trains charity event at the Worshipful Master’s garden railway. Some 50 members, friends, family and 2 very well-behaved dogs attended on a lovely sunny afternoon, with flowers in profusion.
Wye Valley Railway Society, who previously operated the miniature railway at Tintern old Station for over 35 years, ran a coal fired steam locomotive and an electric locomotive which were very busy giving rides all afternoon. These were augmented by a radio-controlled electric locomotive with scale sit on carriages and a radio-controlled shunter hauling a demonstration goods train.
Visitors travelled from as far afield as Oxfordshire and Somerset.
The event raised  £681 for Mark Masonic charities.
Afterwards, tired but happy helpers retired to the Royal Oak who had kindly made their carpark available for the event.

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