Next stop Primrose Valley for little train

133826a'Puffing Billy revisits the old Butlins site at The Bay near Filey.'Driver Ian Morrell with former redcoats Sam Mason,centre and "Shaking" Dave Atkin who both worked at the site'Picture by Neil Silk'21/09/13
133826a'Puffing Billy revisits the old Butlins site at The Bay near Filey.'Driver Ian Morrell with former redcoats Sam Mason,centre and "Shaking" Dave Atkin who both worked at the site'Picture by Neil Silk'21/09/13

The train could return to Filey again, according to Mr Morrell, who has his eyes set on visiting another popular holiday camp.

“I would really like to take it to Primrose Valley, as I think that has a lot of the same spirit the original Butlins had,” said Mr Morrell.

“But I will only go back down if I’m invited.

“Tt would be something I’d like to do, and I think Billy would go down well there.”

He had arrived at the camp after trecking down to the site from Durham via the “scenic” coastal route with friend Dave Atkin.

The duo dodged huge lorries and trucks on the dual-carriageway, as they plodded along on the minature train, which only reaches 12mph.