Thanks to everyone who came from far and wide on 15 March to our talk and visit to Swindon Panel.
We managed to Squeeze in 31 visitors in two groups during the day with much photographing and talking and seemingly a good time was had by all.
Additionally thanks to the NR staff in the panel for putting up with us and also to all who signed up and/ or donated. The non-stop loco hauled special was a nice little bonus too.
If you have any photos you would like to share of the day then please feel free to post them on our FB page.
We displayed our stand at Swindon Model Railway show (MODRAIL) this weekend. The event was held in one of the former workshops of Swindon Works, so made an excellent surrounding!
Thank you to everyone who came and chatted to us. Lots of leaflets and information was given out and lots of people showed lots of interest, which we hope will get more local Swindon people involved.
We will displaying at MODRAIL in Swindon this coming Saturday 8th March. This is in Swindon STEAM Museum between 10am and 4.30pm.
If you’re in the area, why not come and visit us? Be sure to introduce yourself so we can put a face to a name. Visitors to the model show can also get a discounted ticked to visit the Steam Museum which well worth a walk round. The Steam Museum is easy to find driving to Swindon by following the brown tourist road signs, or is an easy walk from Swindon station (approx 10 minutes) (link to route below).
Or if you have an hour or two to spare why not come and help us on the stand? There are no special skills required, we just chat to visitors and give them Swindon Panel leaflets to take away. It’s amazing some of the stories of involvement with signalling in the Swindon area people seem to have, which we are especially looking forward to as this event is in Swindon itself. Let us know if you can help
We look forward to seeing you there!!
Walking route from Swindon Station