Knaphillians pack Mizens Miniature Railway for return of Village Show

KNAPHILL helped get summer back on track at the weekend after some truly rotten weather.

Seasonal showers – or should that be shocking storms? – have not given Woking locals much to cheer about in recent weeks.

But at long last the sunshine came out on top on Saturday – just in time for the Knaphill Village Show.

Held each July at Mizens Miniature Railway in Barrs Lane, the popular event attracts hundreds of Knaphillians, as well as those from further afield. Hitching a ride on the tiny tracks on the day was Woking MP Jonathan Lord, Mayor Anne Murray and her husband Mike, and local |Councillors Debbie Harlow, Melanie Whitehand and Saj Hussain.

As usual, the Knaphill Residents’ Association were on hand to keep locals in the know about all the goings on in the village, but the real draw was a packed bill of live music, fun and games.

The Harmonix Acapella Group, Harpist Ruth, the Almac Brass Band and the Ukeholics each filled the air with catchy numbers as the party hit top speed in glorious conditions. Morris Men then took centre stage as they danced to the tune of the fiddle, while man’s best friends also took the spotlight in a highly competitive dog show.

There were plenty of rides to be had on the railway’s downsized routes, with Mizen’s dedicated engineers and drivers ensuring everyone with a ‘ticket to ride’ was able to say ‘full steam ahead’.

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