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Milton Keynes Model Railway Society celebrates its 50th anniversary

Families flocked to celebrate the model railway society anniversary. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Thousands of people flocked to Milton Keynes to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the town's model railway society.

The Milton Keynes Model Railway Society (MKMRS) was founded in 1969 and was one of the first to use Milton Keynes in its name.

To celebrate their Golden Jubilee, the club hosted a two-day exhibition in Stantonbury.

Almost 40 layouts were on show for all ages to enjoy - from modern stock to steam engines used in the mid 1900s.

Exhibition manager Terry Silver was delighted with the turnout.

"It is great for the club that we have existed for this long, and hopefully we will for another 50 years.

"We try and put a really good show on. You can see anything here, even stock from before the First World War. It is great for everyone, especially the children."

Around five thousand people are expected at the event by the end of the weekend.

It's the first time the society has put on a two-day show, a mark of how popular the hobby has become.

Terry hopes it will inspire more young people to join the club, and continue their legacy in the town.