Model Show is set to return to Ellesmere


Georgia Macey

Model enthusiasts from across the country will be coming to Ellesmere on Sunday, October 8 to attend the North Shropshire Model Show.

The show, which is now in its third year, will be held in the Market Hall on Scotland Street.

Gary Stevens, organiser of the annual Shropshire Model Show has teamed up with David Saunders, chairman of the Ellesmere Model Railway Club to organise the event.

A range of model clubs from across the country will be exhibiting detailed scale models including cars, bikes, aircrafts and various science fiction related items. There will also be radio controlled boats on display and model railway layouts.

Organiser, Gary Stevens said: “I am surprised how popular the show has become considering it was supposed to be a one-off event to help raise money for the hall back in 2015. Once again the trader and exhibitor spaces are fully booked and I even have a waiting list, with people contacting me asking for space. I’m beginning to think we need a bigger hall.”

The event will start at 10am until 4pm and include a tombola. Refreshments will also be available throughout the day.

David Saunders said: “Once again we at Ellesmere Model Railway Club are pleased to be associated with Gary Stevens and the Shropshire Scale Modellers by supporting him with this show. It helps to make the public aware of the fact that the market hall not only requires some long-awaited renovation work and possible improvements too, but that it can also be used for a large variety of groups, events and shows that perhaps had not been considered before.

“The more the market hall is supported by the town and used throughout the year, its continued existence at the heart of Ellesmere town centre in the future will be more certain as it would be a crying shame to lose this valued venue.”

Admission to the show is free, however, a box will be provided for any donations. The money will go towards the upkeep of the historic market hall building.


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