Meccano Model Exhibition 2001

Saturday 20 October 2001
3rd Bromley Scouts Group Hall
Bromley

20th October 2001 saw our annual Meccano Model Exhibition take place at the 3rd Bromley Scout Hall; a venue that we have used for the past few years. It’s a good sized hall and we managed to easily fill all the available table space, with a little bit of juggling around. Hopefully no one felt they were too squashed.

There was quite a variety of different models — there were no less than three large cranes towering over the smaller models, which made the overall display look appealing.

A view of the hall, with Ted Muggeridge’s level-luffing crane on the right
A view of the hall, with Ted Muggeridge’s level-luffing crane on the right

The 140 or so members of the public who turned up appeared to enjoy themselves, many staying for quite some time. I also had received a number of enquiries weeks beforehand. The week after the exhibition, there was a very colourful spread in the Bromley and Hayes edition of the News Shopper. Three photographs and a short description appeared on the Picture Special page under the headline ‘100 Years of Modelling’.

Thanks, of course, must go to everyone who brought models, helped on the door, put up posters and banners, and to the few who turned up on the Friday night to set out the tables.

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