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QUIZ: How much do you know about North Somerset’s old railway?

PUBLISHED: 11:00 17 October 2017 | UPDATED: 17:21 19 October 2017

Trains at Clevedon Triangle used to be a common sight. Picture supplied by WC&P Railway Group.

Trains at Clevedon Triangle used to be a common sight. Picture supplied by WC&P Railway Group.

WC&P Railway Group (to be checked)

This year marks the 120th anniversary of the opening of the Weston, Clevedon & Portishead Railway – and to celebrate we are testing readers’ knowledge of what it was like back in the late-19th and early-20th century.

The railway opened in 1897, with the Portishead line arriving a decade later.

It provided easy travel between the modern-day towns but only lasted about 50 years before closing.

To commemorate the anniversary, the WC&P Railway Group is holding a model trains exhibition this weekend.

It will be held at Parish Wharf Leisure Centre on Sunday from 10am-4pm.

* Entry will cost £2-4 for people aged seven and older.

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