Club News 2015

Members Bring their Models to the March Meeting.. See the Models

Lambourne Show 2015

See our members and their boats at this years Lambourn Show


In Memoriam

 Brian Freegard

                     It is with regret  I have to report the death of Brian on the 12th May 2015. He was a keen model  engineer  building small engines, many steam driven,           


Uffington Show 2015

We are very pleased to announce that we will be displaying our models at the Uffington Show on the 30th & 31st August. If any member wishes a ticket, please contact the secretary quoting your membership No.

Trout Inn Lechlade

A great turn out for the model makers at this years Trout Inn at Lechlade

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Club Open Day

The Club Open Day was held on our club water at Coate, on the 21st June. It was a great success and lots of visitors turned up to talk, play and even join the club

Take a look at the pictures of the day

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Ducklinton Show

A great day was had at this years Ducklinton Show We all had an enjoyable day with a good display of models and lots of interest shown from the general public.

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Brian Freegards Boat

This is a photo of the  P198 Royal Navy 50FT Steam Picket Boat 1910 built by Brian Freegard which is going to be displayed in the Museum at Portsmouth
Photo is of the original one in Portsmouth harbour with Brain and Doreen in the back

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The Tetbury Show

Another good day with 14 members taking part. lots of boats and engines on display with plenty of interest shown from the general public who asked many questions. Bruce Fleet gave several members a go on his fantastic steam lorry.

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The Fairford Show

Our Club put on a display at the Fairford Steam Rally on the weekend of 22nd-23rd August. It was well supported with lots of members showing of there boats.


The Uffington Show

This two day event was well supported on the Saturday despite the wet weather. lots of boats on display and plenty of sailing on our pool. 


The Westbury White Horse Show

A fantastic day with a great turnout of members showing their models.

We where very well looked after with free tea & coffee supplied by the host club.


The Midland Model Engineering show

Our club put on a good display of model boats and engines. particular interest from the public regarding the engines with plenty of questions to try and answer. It was a very good show, Our thanks to Brian Young for making this event possible.

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The National Model Boat show at Warwick

Well the last display of the year and what a great place to have it.

With hundreds of model boats to see and lots of dealers to supply us with our needs.

We had lots of visitors that asked lots of questions about all our boats and with all our experts on tap we where able to help them.

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George Kirkham is Honoured for his 70 years

At the annual skittles night and presentation evening in December, Colin Maxfield, our hard working secretary, arranged a surprise presentation to George Kirkham who celebrates 70 years in the S.M.B & E.C.

George was honoured by a plaque & certificate commemorating his 70 years as President & Chairman, his wife Joan was also presented with a bunch of flowers.

What a fantastic milestone, congratulations & thank you from us all.

George was also a bit of a celebrity on Wiltshire Radio this year as he took part in an interview showing us his model boats.  

Reply from George See the Video

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