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East Lancashire Model Railway Organisation Exhibition January 2015 – A great success

The ELMRO model railway exhibition at Mill Hill Community Centre took place on the 17th and 18th of January 2015.

The following organisations exhibited a number of layouts :

24A Group

  • Whits End – John Whittaker
  • New Chapel – Ian Perkin
  • Monkey Island & Isle de Singe – Simon Dawson

Lytham St Annes Railway Society

  • Bryn-y-Fedw – David Bird

Romiley Methodist Railway Modellers

  • The Harbour – John Rodway

Leigh Model Railway Society

  • Sand Creek – Chris Bates

Valley Trams

  • Wilf & Joan Helliwell

There were also 3 trade stalls at the event :

  • SMTF – Hazel Grove, Cheshire – Dave Denton
  • Hoyles Models – Botary Bay, Chorley – David Hoyle
  • Grosmont Bookshop – North Yorkshire – George Morton

The Mayor, Cllr Alan Cottam, and Mayoress Mrs Agnes Cottam, alongside council leader Cllr Kake Hollern attended the event.

Despite the terrible January weather, the event was a great success, raising approximately £300 The East Lancashire Hospice. A big thanks to everyone who exhibited, and everyone who attended. Also, a great deal of thanks goes to the volunteers from the East Lancashire Hospice who were in attendance all weekend.

Our next exhibition is on 30th and 31st of May 2015, at Mill Hill Community Centre. We hope to see you there.

January 2015 Event Coverage

January 2015 Event Coverage

Lottery Funding News

We are pleased to announce that as part of the National Lottery’s Big Lottery Fund, ELMRO has been awarded a grant.

“This project is a voluntary organisation in Blackburn. The organisation will use the funding to run workshops and exhibition events as well as building capacity for their organisation. This will enable them to run community activities for local people who are often isolated in their own homes through disabilities or age.”

You can learn more about the Big Lottery Fund at their website.