Knitted engine for Dorothy

The name ‘Jim’ won one young visitor to the Grimsby and Cleethorpes Model Engineering Society’s August 25-27 Gala Weekend an unusual prize in the shape of a knitted locomotive.

Eight-year-old Dorothy Hayes from Grimsby picked the correct name in a competition run by Cleethorpes’ Classic Model Shop in support of the East Coast Fundraisers group, which raises cash for local cancer sufferers.

Dorothy collects her knitted engine from Phil Sheard, of the Cleethorpes model shop, for guessing its correct name of Jim.

The popular GCMES weekend is held each year at Waltham Windmill in a three-day extravaganza featuring everything from fly-pasts to model railways, steam rollers, train rides, classic cars, trade stands, live music and entertainment.

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