Father and son turn front hedge into incredible polar express themed light display

A father and son duo used lockdown to turn their front hedge into an incredible polar express themed light show in time for Christmas.

Robert Ingleson, 75 said he created the impressive scale model of a Mallard steam engine with his son Michael, 38, as he "needed something to do".

While work started on the project in November last year, image retoucher Michael said he first came up with the original idea eight years earlier.

During the fabrication process, the pair fitted their wooden framed model with 15,000 lights, each of which was drilled and superglued individually.

Since it was completed on Sunday (Nov 28), retired fabricated Robert said that he's been stunned by the attention that the light-up train has received.

He said: "The whole village loves it. We've had rows of cars going by!"