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St Catherines Hospice - Light up a Life 2005

The Santa Special ran between Hull and Scarborough on Saturday 3rd December 2005, with stops at all stations. Presents were given to the children, mince pies for adults along with 'goodies' from Northern Rail. This hopefully will become an annual event. Totally manned by volunteers it raised money for The Railway Children and Teenage Cancer Trust both registered charities did well, with passengers giving generously.

Santa Special with some of his helpers

There was also a station gala had Bridlington Station with various trade and charity stalls, a good time was had by everyone. There were working model train layouts organised bt the Bridlington Model Railway Society which went down well with children (and adults) of all ages. There was also a demonstration of Line Dancing.

Santa with some of the Pantomime cast

Santa was joined at Bridlington Station by members of the cast of the Pantomime which is at the Spa Royal Hall Bridlington.

The stall holders set up for a busy time

The Line dancers in full swing

There was also a demonstration of Line Dancing, by the local line dancing group.

The whole day along the line between Hull and Scarborough was a great success. Thanks must go to Northern Rail, Y.C.C.R.P., Station BUffet Bridlington, and Bridlington Model Railway Society, plus to many volunteers to mention.


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