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Full steam ahead for anniversary celebrations

Railway3LAST Thursday saw the start of celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Milford Railway line.
An exhibition was set up in the Milford Haven Town Hall which showed the history of the line and featured many models made by school children and the Pembrokeshire Model engineers.
The Pembrokeshire Model engineers Club brought along models of all shapes and sizes, all of which showcased just how much the rail industry has changed.
Models ranged from the early steam trains to the modern high speed trains which can be seen all around the world today.
The children from Meads Infant and Nursery School also made many model trains at home with help from parents which were then showcased in the school on a giant track.
Milford Haven’s mayor, Yvonne Southwell, described it as a “wonderful exhibition”.
She added: “The Pembrokeshire Model engineers club have done a wonderful job”.
The mayor also presented those who helped make the exhibition with commemorative mugs.
The connection of the railway was very important in helping the town of Milford to develop and those who help set the wheels in motion 150 years ago were remembered last weekend.
Celebrations took place over the weekend and on Saturday a special train arrived at the station.
The mayor, town crier and other dignitaries were greeted by the Stratford players when they stepped off the train.
A stone to commemorate the event was also unveiled by the mayor.