Daily Archives: July 3, 2014

Model Railway Shows – July 2014

Model Railway Shows – July 2014

• Warley Model Railway Club – Warley Open Day
• Sun 6th July 2014
• Unit 1f, Pearsall Drive, Oldbury, West Midlands B69 2RA

OPENING TIMES: 11am – 4pm
See the Warley Model Railway Club at home. Free admission. Layouts, demonstrations and refreshments available. A fun day out for all the family and enthsiasts alike. Have a go controlling on Yardlea our 00 gauge club layout. Layouts on show in N gauge, 00 gauge, O gauge, 7mm finscale, EM gauge, Narrow gauge and G scale.

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Telford Narrow Gauge Show
• Sat 12th July 2014
• Park Inn, Forgegate, Telford Centre, Telford, Shropshire TF3 4NA

OPENING TIMES: 10:30am – 4pm
ADMISSION: Adults £3.00
The 2014 Telford Narrow Gauge show will follow the well proven format of previous years, however it has moved to a SATURDAY. The date is now confirmed as SATURDAY 12th July 2014. All proceeds to the Fairbourne Railway. New flat rate admission price of £3 for 2014, accompanied childern U16 FREE. FREE on-site parking.

Now an established regular event in the narrow gauge exhibition calender this show provides a summer opportunity to get a narrow gauge fix with some excellent layouts on show and with a narrow gauge specific trade presence for all those items you cannot get elsewhere.

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• St Laurence PCC – St Laurence Model Railway Exhibition
• Sat 12th July 2014
• St Laurence Church, School Lane, Alvechurch, Worcestershire B48 7SB

OPENING TIMES: SAT 10.30am TILL 4.00pm
ADMISSION: Adults £2.00 Children £1.00
Layouts in N to 1 gauge. Traders in all common gauges, new and secondhand, two demonstrators. Also at least 6 other stalls of a more general nature, ie; tabletop sales. Proceeds to the St Laurence Church. Bacon butties, sandwiches, cakes, tea, coffee etc available, till supplies run out!! A new feature this year is 30ft plus fine scale 0 gauge layout with full sound called East Dean. Many thanks to Nigel Smith for bringing this to the show.


• St Johns N’thusiasts – St Johns Charity Exhibition
• Sat 26th July 2014 – Sun 27th July 2014
• St Johns School, Wheatly Avenue Trent Vale, Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire ST4 6SB

OPENING TIMES: SAT 10.30 -17.00. SUN 10.30 – 16.30
ADMISSION: Adults £4.00 Children £3.00 Family £10.00
Following the success of last year we have planned a further event with the proceeds being donated between McMillan Cancer Research and Midlands Air ambulance. ample free parking. Light refreshments. Disabled access.


Canal News – The re-opening of the Stratford Canal + Dudley Canal Trust

Canal News – July 2014

Celebrate the re-opening of the Stratford Canal

Stratford Canal
04 Jul 2014
2:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Bancroft Lock
Stratford Canal

The Avon Navigation Trust and the Canal & River Trust will have a new handle on water music when, with Bancroft Cruisers’ help, they recreate the late Queen Mother’s two boat trips to relaunch the Avon and the Stratford Canal as navigable waterways.
Members of The Orchestra of the Swan’s wind and brass section will play aboard two floating pontoons at the July 4 event to mark the 50th anniversary of the restoration of the canal and the 40th year since the river was reopened from Evesham to Stratford-upon-Avon.
Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother travelled by narrowboat to officially open the canal in 1964, and to celebrate the river relaunch in 1974.
VIP guests will include representatives of the Royal Engineers and Birmingham’s Winson Green Prison, who both sent many teams to help with the original work. There too will be Job Hutchings, whose father led the drive to save the canal, and Nicholas Barwell, whose pioneering dad is the Avon’s local hero. They will unveil commemorative plaques.
Jo Bell, canal laureate, Tony Hales, chair of the Canal & River Trust and other representatives from the Canal & River Trust will be in attendance.
The River Festival events then start, at approx 6:30 pm, with music and a barbeque at Stratford Marina.
There is an all-day exhibition of historic photos and footage close to the Basin

Dudley Canal Trust

Dudley Canal Trust

Real Ale Festival 2-5th July Wednesday 5pm-11pm Thurs- Sat 11am – 11pm
60 + Real Ales plus Ciders and wines Free entry to card carrying DCT & CAMRA members at all times
Non members £2.00 souvenir Glasses
Various types of hot and cold food available
Dudley Canal Trust boat trips site, 501 Birmingham New Road, Dudley DY1 4SB