Tim Surtell

Event reports

Old Bexley Church of England Primary School Summer Fete 2009

Cultural Pursuits

Eltham Centre Display 2012

The first of our annual promotional displays at the Eltham Centre featured static and working models from many of our members.

The Great Get Together 2014

Foal Farm Country Festival 2014

Eltham Centre Display 2014

Our annual promotional display at the Eltham Centre featured a ‘Hornby Harbour’ diorama showcasing Ivor Ellard’s maritime models.

Foal Farm Country Festival 2015

Eltham Centre Display 2015

Our annual promotional display at the Eltham Centre featured working and static models from many of our members.

Royal Institute of British Architects Family Fun Day

Families compete against each other to build the strongest bridge in our Meccano Bridge Building Challenge, held to coincide with RIBA’s ‘Creation from Catastrophe’ exhibition.

Foal Farm Country Festival 2016

Eltham Centre Display 2016

Our annual promotional display at the Eltham Centre celebrated the club’s 40th anniversary with photos from the club’s history, plus static and working models from many of our members, including a printing press!

Foal Farm Country Festival 2017

Eltham Centre Display 2017

Our annual promotional display at the Eltham Centre featured working and static models from many of our members.

Meccano Show 2017

This was one of our annual public Meccano shows.

Foal Farm Country Festival 2018

Eltham Centre Display 2018

Our annual promotional display at the Eltham Centre featured working and static models from many of our members.

Meccano Show 2018

Our 40th annual show in Eltham featured a fantastic display of funfair models, and we once again ran the Meccano Creative Challenge in our Make It With Meccano workshop.

Eltham Centre Display 2019

Our annual promotional display at the Eltham Centre featured working and static models from many of our members, including our late Founder and Chairman, Adrian Ashford.

Meccano Show 2019

Our 41st annual show in Eltham featured a display of the late Adrian Ashford’s models, a ‘driving experience’ with remote-controlled vehicles and a ride-on buggy, a harbour display of maritime models, plus our Meccano Creative Challenge.

The Hainault Hangout Online 2020

With both the North and South East London Meccano Club exhibitions cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the clubs teamed up to take the NELMC Hainault Hangout online.

Foal Farm Country Festival 2021

Foal Farm’s biggest fundraising event of the year included a dog show, arena shows with their animals, stalls, live music, food, drinks, inflatables, kids’ activities and more, including our Meccano display and Make It With Meccano workshop.

Eltham Centre Display 2021

Our annual promotional display at the Eltham Centre featured working and static models from many of our members.

Meccano Show 2021

Our 42nd annual show had Ted Muggridge’s gigantic Manitowoc 8000–1 crawler crane as its centrepiece, guest models from Paul Leech and the late Bill Tickle, plus our usual Make It With Meccano workshop and Meccano Creative Challenge.

Models