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Pic: PooleCouncil/BNPS<br />
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A picture taken during happier times just after volunteers, stakeholders, colleagues and councillors come together to celebrate funding for Poole Park. <br />
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(Left to right) Michael Collins, Chair of Friends of Poole Park; Mike Heckford, Treasurer for the Friends; Eunice Marsden, Chair Poole Park Heritage Group; Cllr John Rampton; Toni Powell and Martin Whitchurch, Poole Park Life for Borough of Poole.<br />
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A popular miniature railway has ground to a halt after its train staff went on strike.

More than 40 volunteers at the much-loved tourist attraction are said to have launched the unlikely industrial action following a series of disputes with the new management.

The railway in Poole Park, Dorset, has been closed for several weeks and is losing thousands of pounds in lost income.

The volunteers, mostly retirees who act as train drivers, guards, engineers and ticket office clerks, walked out on April 25.