A couple have been hailed as "Heritage Heroes" for their many years' work restoring railway carriages.

Jackie and Michael Cope from Keighley have won a special prize in this year's Nationwide Community & Heritage Awards.

The pair are leading lights in the Vintage Carriages Trust which runs a museum at Ingrow railway station.

Their work with the charity saw them win the Heritage Hero section in the regional finals.

The Copes won the honour due to their outstanding voluntary work and contribution to local heritage. Mrs Cope said the couple were delighted to be nominated and to reach the national final.

But she stressed that the success of the Vintage Carriages Trust was not down to them alone.

She said: "This award is for the work of the VCT as a whole, which involves many volunteers."

The award citation said the couple had worked together for many years to restore railway carriages.

It added: "They make the carriages more accessible to the public and also provide a valuable resource to local schools."

Caroline Howard, Nationwide's head of community affairs, said the Copes had "shown outstanding dedication to their local communities and are an inspiration to others".