Stamford Show 18th May 2019

We were all immensely upset to discover that overnight the school where our show was to be held had been broken into and almost everything totally ruined. This has devastated not only our own members but those of other clubs and the traders who had already set up shop. In the circumstances we felt we had no option other than to cancel the show.

Some of the models destroyed were irreplaceable and while we will of course be seeking to replace and rebuild wherever possible, this will take time and money. We have been overwhelmed by the many messages of support we have received together with offers of financial assistance. Please do help raise funds via our Just Giving page.

Just Giving Link

We are deeply grateful for your support.

 

 

Unfortunately, the intruders took it upon themselves to totally trash many of the layouts and stands

Some of the devastation caused by the vandals 

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Links to news stories in the press:-

Deepings Nub news 

https://deepings.nub.news/n/four-youths-arrested-after-model-railway-exhibition-vandalised

The Rutland and Stamford and Mercury 

 https://www.stamfordmercury.co.uk/news/four-arrested-at-welland-academy-after-vandalism-of-model-railway-exhibition-9070661/?fbclid=IwAR2-wuG-vAQHWGIydWjME6eeCfveRsTQenI-uhj2KaesVAe_x9aw_cCnYrg


The club offers its grateful thanks for all the messages of support and the offers of help we have received.

 

We are also most grateful for the donations given, especially Double O Scenics and a gentleman on the gate (sorry we didn't take your name).