The West Midlands Narrow Gauge Group held their members open day for 2010 at the Wolverley Memorial Hall just outside
Kidderminster, on Saturday 1st May 2010.
Despite it being the May bank holiday weekend, and there being several concurrent narrow gauge distractions around the country (Porthmadog, Cleethorpes and Bognor Regis (SWING event) all come immediately to mind), there were still some 60 narrow gauge modellers who had their priorities right, and joined in for a very well organised fun, informal and friendly day. I travelled with Brian Guilmant as escort to the 009 Society salesmobile and Brian reported a very good day’s trading for this type of small event. 7 layouts attended and Allen Doherty brought his Worsley Works sales down from
and additionally ran a soldering workshop that was much appreciated by those that participated. Manchester
Stars of the show undoubtedly were Jane Webb and Janet Hill of the 84th Birmingham Guides, who provided a superb refreshment service all day. All present were so impressed by the standard of sustenance provided that I was asked to re-open the travelling catering assessment column that I used to write for 009 News until the hatemail from supporters of those events that could only aspire to 1 or 2 stars for providing pink sludge filled sausage rolls and sour coffee caused me to go back to reporting on the trainsets exhibited instead. So, by popular request, it gave me great pleasure to award the Birmingham Guides Catering Team 5 stars with a lettuce leaf cluster on their woggles for their super service. Now back to the trains…….!
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