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London & North Western Railway Society
2016 Kidderminster open day.

A selection of photos from the 2016 Kidderminster open day.

Attended this event with two of Philip Millard's recently donated locomotives - both marvellous Webb compounds. They were very well received - we must use them at exhibitions, people would be drawn straight to the stand ! As an event it was excellent with a good selection of models, demonstrations/displays, trade stands and talks. In many ways the event represents the varied interests of the members. There was the best of research and modelling with all their overlap in a wonderful setting. Perhaps most important was the friendly relaxed atmosphere where people were serious about the subject but were there because they enjoyed sharing their knowledge and experiences - judge for yourselves with these photos.

An interesting mix of visitors - from the society, non-members interested in the LNWR, as well as families 'dropping in'. Special thanks and a well done to Ted Talbot for organising it again this year.

The eagled eye'd amongst you will have noticed the text above hasn't changed. Was the day any different - apart from extra talks, variation in stands/displays and more visitors - none of which alters the text. I did spend more money.

This years photographs and captions were kindly supplied by Tony Gillam. If you wish to comment on any of them, please do so on the forum.

Chairman Brian Hayes about to get everyone's attention for the handing out of the drinks.
David Patrick on duty with the LNWRS photo and memorabilia display.
Our President Philip Millard alongside the Mercian Models stand. Trevor Cousins (right) sits behind the selection of 7mm models and kits.
Mike Williams standing beside his display stand of impressive Gauge 3 models.
The sight that greeted you at the top of the stairs. Ted Talbot and the LNWRS stand.
Steve Johns, newly appointed Exhibitions Officer, minds the sale of Journals and other LNWRS publications.
Organiser Ted Talbot receiving his glass of wine from Chairman Brian Hayes.
Ken Wood reads the very detailed information sheet provided with the display of David Viewings superb models of early rolling stock.
The Parliamentary Trains stand, Stephen Weston (pictured) runs this supplier with Peter Chatham.

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