APPEAL: The Axbridge Pageant in Somerset (a vast community history play) takes place this August bank holiday (27-29 August) and in one of the scenes in the huge community play a steam or traction engine pulls a Victorian train into the town square from the High Street where passengers dressed in Victorian clothing climb aboard the authentic carriages before it sets off up St Mary’s Street. The gentleman who provided the engine last time is no longer able to help having parted with his fine engine – so an appeal to anyone who can help. Pictures show previous pageants. The event takes place every ten years with a daily audience of 600 and a cast of 300. If you can help or need more information Facebook message me or call Graham Caple on 07957 867850 or email me on It really is a unique event and one not to be missed. Our website: