Club’s well chuffed to celebrate golden anniversary

October 27 2017

THE long established Thornbury and South Gloucestershire Model Railway Club will be celebrating a landmark anniversary when it stages its annual exhibition.

THE long established Thornbury and South Gloucestershire Model Railway Club will be celebrating a landmark anniversary when it stages its annual exhibition.

Early meetings of the club were held 50 years ago in members’ homes.

But it found a new base when the Thornbury and District Community Association was established at The Chantry in Castle Street.

The venue will host this year’s two-day exhibition during the weekend of November 18 and 19, when a number of layouts will be on display, including the latest Bristol St Philip’s model.

Visitors are welcome to go along from 10am-5pm on the Saturday and from 10am-4pm on the Sunday.

Admission costs £5 for adults, £2 for children aged from five to 16 and £10 for a family.

During its half century, the club has built a number of layouts to most of the usual scales and gauges, including a long retired model of the old Thornbury station.

They have been exhibited around the local area and, on occasion, further afield.