THE free Mini Steam on the Quay event took place at the weekend.

Hundreds of visitors to Poole Quay got the chance to watch the miniature steam engines in operation – many even jumped at the chance to take a ride behind one of the historic little vehicles.

An event spokesman said: "Mini Steam on the Quay featured some of the most beautiful mini steam and traction engines to come to Poole Quay, some of which have previously featured on the Discovery Channel.

"The event allowed you to get up close to these wonderful mini steam and traction engines and let the wonderful smells waft over you.

"And best of all you had the chance to have a ride on one."