It is with the greatest regret that we have decided to stop running trains for the public so sadly our open afternoons which we have been running for the last 20 years will come to and end. We were thinking of stopping anyway in a couple of years or so as we're not getting any younger and the virus has simply brought things forward.

We do want to thank all our loyal supporters, many of whom come from Helmdon, who have encouraged us over the years by their presence chiefly, but also by their financial support which as well as helping to keep the trains running have donated a total of over £10,000 to the charity Send a Cow.

The model engineering club will continue and trains will be run but it will very much be a club activity for members only and for invited guests. When that will be able to happen is anyone's guess at the moment.

John Roberts

Posted: Wed, 15 Jul 2020 10:51 by Ross Vicars

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