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alaric



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See Shaw Savill Forum. We sailed on the Northern Star Thread.
Round the Lake service while the full scale originals were doing the Round the World version.
· Date: Tue, 8 March 16 · Views: 893
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Keywords: The Flag that Circles World
Source of Image, If not your own: SPMRailway
Location photo was taken: Stapleford. Melton Mowbray
Date photo was taken: late 1960s-early1970s
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meechingman

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Tue, 8 March 16 15:37

That would have been the highlight of a fun day out for many a youngster, I'd say!
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alan.gamblin
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Wed, 9 March 16 05:58

Do these models still exist?
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alaric
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Wed, 9 March 16 07:04

Stapleford Park ceased operations as a theme park in 1982 and the boats were scrapped sometime after that. Northern Star therefore outlasted the full scale original, but the full scale Southern Cross outlasted her small sister.
They were not models Alan, they were licienced to carry approx. 10 passengers each on the lake.
The Minature Railway still exists and is open to the public for limited periods in the summer.
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gadgee
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Wed, 9 March 16 12:37

Interesting. I read that Lord Gretton owner of the Park had been on a cruise on Southern Cross which explains why he chose these two vessels.

Some more pictures here

http://www.fsmr.org.uk/history.html

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