Mungo had been chosen to accompany his people on a special rail journey, where a wonderful old steam locomotive and its matching coaches hauled a "Pets Seaside Special".

He was taken by his Old Master, on his lead and harness, to see the smoking, steaming and bubbling locomotive, Tangmere, that was ready to depart.

A wide variety of pets were involved, mainly dogs, but several cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and a colourful Amazonian parrot, were seen along the coaches.