GWR HELSTON

Exhibition Dates for 2008/2009

 

2008

16th February   Tonbridge Model Railway Club  Angel Centre   Tonbridge  Kent


1st November   High Wycombe M.R.S.   John Hampden Grammar School    High Wycombe


8th & 9th November   Spalding M.R.C.  Springfield's Exhibition Centre   Spalding



2009

14th February   East Beds Model Railway Society   Stratton School   Biggleswade


7th March   St Neots M R C  hosting  East Anglian Model Railway Exhibition
  as a one day event in Buckden Millenium Community Centre 



End of the Line:        On 5th November 1962 British Railways, under the liaison with Doctor Beaching,
                                 closed the Helston Branch Line to Passenger Traffic and in two years the whole line
                       had gone. Likewise Keith Gowen has decided that after 25 years of exhibiting
                        his 3mm scale layout through out the country he too will terminate activities after the above dates.
                       
The layout will live on, as it has been bequeathed to the Helston Folk Museum,
                         perhaps a fitting tribute considering very little remains in Helston of their railway station.
                 
                  When Keith started his model little did he realise the Helston Railway Society would be formed
                       and today has cleared more than half a mile of trackbed near the Trevarno Gardens Estate.



As at 1st November 2008