This week I have some sad news from the Deeping Model Railway Club.
For the last twelve years they have held the Stamford Show and this year it was to be on the 18th of May 2019 at the Stamford Welland Academy. As with most of the shows I attend, and the one I organize for the Poole & District Model Railway Society, most of the traders and larger layouts set up the day before. Unfortunately in the early hours of the morning the premises was broken into and the layouts and trade stands were destroyed.
The secretary for the Market Deeping Model Railway Club has set up a crowd funding page in which he says:
“Market Deeping Model Railway Club needs your help to rebuild. We have held our annual show in Stamford for the last 12 years. Months of planning goes into the show and years of work goes into building the layout. Imagine our horror and grief when we were greeted by this scene of absolute devastation on the morning of 18th May 2019. Some of the models on display are irreplaceable and whilst money cannot possibly replace the hours of painstaking effort that has been so wantonly destroyed, we would ask that you make a donation, no matter how small, to help us get back on our feet. Please accept our thanks in advance.”
The link to the crowd funding site is below.
Links to news stories in the press:
Deepings Nub news
The Rutland and Stamford and Mercury
I hope the The Deeping Model Railway Club can rebuild and recover from this devastating incident.