Published: 11:00, 22 July 2014 |
Updated: 11:07, 22 July 2014
Plans for a model railway museum in Ashford have started making tracks after legendary rocker Roger Daltrey visited Ashford Borough Council.
The Who frontman confirmed earlier this year he is supporting a scheme to transform the old Klondyke Railway Works site in Ashford's Newtown.
At a meeting, it was agreed an official planning application for the museum would be submitted soon.
A council spokesman said: "Roger Daltrey attended a meeting at Ashford Borough Council with the leader of the council Cllr Gerry Clarkson and chief executive John Bunnett about a proposal to locate an international model railway museum in Ashford.
"The meting was attended by the group working on putting together the proposals for this exciting project.
"This was a preliminary meeting to discuss certain aspects prior to a formal planning application being lodged in the very near future.
"We were delighted to welcome Mr Daltrey and the other guests, who are all supporting this proposed project, and we had an excellent and productive discussion."
Ashford has a long history with the railways, with the rail works a permanent presence in the town since 1847.
If successful, the Ashford International Model Railway Excellence Centre (AIMREC) aims to preserve a collection of high quality model railways on the site.
Educational facilities outlining the role of the railways in Britain, and more particularly in the borough, would also be provided.
For more information about the proposals or to pledge your support, visit the AIMREC website.
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