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Nigel Thompson has sent us this batch of photos from Saturday.

Park and Ride operations at Blackmoor Gate

1. The car park at Blackmoor with some of the team.

2. Bus Captain, Thames Valley Area Group Leader Mike Pearce hands out leaflets and gives a talk on each journey to Woody Bay.

3. Qualified bus driver, and regular L&BR volunteer, Keith Lamprey takes over for the drivers lunch break.

4. FAITH and AXE with the brake van in the loading dock.

5. Visiting original Manning Wardle loco LEW all the way from Brazil? Actually LYD from  the Ffestiniog Railway but especially re-branded and renamed just for this Gala.

6. & 7. Excellent displays and model railways and stalls in the marquee.

8. There he is! Long-standing L&BR Trustee and magazine editor, Tony Nicholson taking photos for the next magazine.

9. Our brilliant bar-team suitably dressed as Victorians - ready for their next customers.

10. Green locomotives! ISAAC, AXE and FAITH outside the shed.

11. & 12. A line up of all 5 steam locomotives at Woody Bay. LEW, LYN, ISAAC, AXE and FAITH.

13. Dressed in Victorian attire, the ever smiling Lindsay Palmer (one of the many Gala organisers), enjoys the First Class compartment of newly-arrived Carriage No.5.

Words and photos Nigel Thompson.

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