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New Mills and District Railway Modellers annual exhibition, Stuart Broome with his display of toys from the 1950s and 60s

New Mills and District Railway Modellers annual exhibition, Stuart Broome with his display of toys from the 1950s and 60s

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KIND hearted model railway enthusiasts have steamed in with £3,600 for Blythe House Hospice.

Modellers from around the country donated model railway items to New Mills and District Railway Modellers, who sold the items at their 37th annual exhibition last weekend.

New Mills and District Railway Modellers annual exhibition, first time exhibitor seven year old Kieran Thompson with his display of Star Wars models

New Mills and District Railway Modellers annual exhibition, first time exhibitor seven year old Kieran Thompson with his display of Star Wars models

The event, at Chapel-en-le-Frith High School, had over 20 layouts on display and attracted hundreds of visitors.

Lucy Marsden from Blythe House, said: “Once again, the New Mills and District Railway Modellers exhibition was a huge success.

“Their stall containing donated items raised £3,200, which means that this year a grand total of £3,600 has been raised for Blythe House by the sale of these items.

“Our sincere thanks go to New Mills & District Railway Modellers and to all those people who have donated or bought items or supported us in some way.”

New Mills and District Railway Modellers annual exhibition, the sale of donated models for Blythe House Hospice, David Pickering, John Newsome and Tony Barratt

New Mills and District Railway Modellers annual exhibition, the sale of donated models for Blythe House Hospice, David Pickering, John Newsome and Tony Barratt

Tony Barratt, appeal organiser for New Mills and District Railway Modellers, added: “The exhibition was very well attended this year and we are so grateful to everybody who donated their model railway items.

“The appeal for donated goods is ongoing right throughout the year.

“You can donate your model railway items by calling Blythe House on 01298 815388 or e-mailing blythehouse@nmdrm.co.uk.”

New Mills and District Railway Modellers annual exhibition, Mike Hunter from the Hazel Grove Model Railway Club with their High Peak Tramway layout

New Mills and District Railway Modellers annual exhibition, Mike Hunter from the Hazel Grove Model Railway Club with their High Peak Tramway layout

New Mills and District Railway Modellers annual exhibition, Malcolm Munro with his Nedwood layout

New Mills and District Railway Modellers annual exhibition, Malcolm Munro with his Nedwood layout