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Railway Children Day


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Railway Children Day at Barnwell

Celebrating the 50thanniversary of Lionel Jeffries’ movie based on E.Nesbit’s classic children’s novel. The centre-piece will be Chris Leigh’s ‘O’ gauge layout The Railway Children depicting Oakworth as it appears in the movie. Previously exhibited only at Barrow Hill Chesterfield, and Butlin’s Skegness, several years ago, this will likely be the last public appearance of the layout. It is being refurbished and enhanced for this one appearance. Supporting layouts will include:

Bevet(P4) by Dave Lowery, Simply Narrow Gauge(On16.5) by the late Keith Willows, Operation Abyss(OO) by James Styles of the Little Layout Company, Polwyddelan (OO) by Chris Leigh, Marsh Chipping(N) by Dave Westwood, and a Gauge 1 display by Fenland group (outdoors, weather permitting). There will also be a display of Wisbech & Upwell(OO) modules by Chris Leigh, Peter Marriott and Chris Nevard, a display of buildings by the late Allan Downes (one or two of which will be available for sale) and a sale of used models, kits, and bits from Chris Leigh’s workshop. Refreshments will be available.

I’m planning for a small, good quality, intimate show for railway modellers, with entertainment for the kids, too, and our Rector has even agreed to dress up as Mrs. Waterbury and read from a first edition of E.Nesbit’s book!

Any profits from the show will go to our 13thcentury church, St. Andrew’s, Barnwell. 


Date and times:May 23 2020 10.30am-5pm

Venue:The Village Hall, Barnwell, PE8 5QD (rear of Montagu Arms pub). Ample car parking adjacent. 

Barnwell is just off the A605, two miles south of Oundle, Northants. 

Admission: Adults £3. Seniors £2. Under 16s £1 Family (2+2) £7

All enquiries 01832 274857

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