Volunteers at the Somerset and Dorset Heritage Railway were delighted at the performance of the little engine ‘Kilmersdon' at their special All Hallows Evening event on October 29th.

Apart from the ride on a train visitors were invited to dress up as witches and ghouls as did the staff round the Station. Skeletons and witches were spotted and even a lady carrying her own head. Children had fun doing the activities on the platform and the Halloween trail.

Volunteers at the station were very pleased with the new tables and benches grant aided by ‘Groundworks’ through the Tesco Bags offer. That size enables them to fit onto the platform whilst allowing passengers to move past to the trains.

Volunteer gardener Gail Coleshill was on hand with specially created Halloween colouring pictures based on ghosts and ghoulies on the wagons and the station building. She said: “The benches and tables were ideal for children to sit at and colour and we had a constant stream of very artistic children with their splendid pictures.

"Further up the platform were more tables with plants for sale and benches for people to rest while waiting for the train."

Special Events organiser Steve Jones was very pleased with the success of the day overall. He said that “It was a very special day for us as our first running day for the visiting locomotive Kilmersdon and we were every glad to be able to offer activities on the platform as well.

"We usually have some activities over by the buffet car serving snacks and drinks and by the emporium but these additional tables and benches enabled us to extend our event even further."

The next event at the station will be the Christmas one with Santa Specials. Tickets must be booked beforehand to avoid disappointment.

Tickets available on the website.