Notice to Supporters
Marsh Mill Miniature Railway Closure
It is with deep regret that the Fylde Society of Model Engineers announce they will no longer be operating the miniature railway on St Georges playing Field at Thornton.
This decision was taken due to decreasing membership numbers leaving only a few remaining active members who are unable to administer, maintain and operate the railway safely. Although Society finances have made losses for several years, this was not a factor in the decision to close.
The Society is acutely aware of the disappointment the closure of this popular attraction is causing and we are grateful for the many offers of help received recently from the public and our supporters. We regret that our hobby has failed to retain enough enthusiastic support among a younger 21st Century generation absorbed in other, more modern pastimes.
The playing field is in the process of being cleared and returned to its original green field state. The memorial bench will be left in place for the time being – please use it freely to sit, rest and ponder earlier times when the trains ran by.
(Board of Directors)