Model railway exhibition raises thousands

The model railway exhibition in Bideford Pannier Market.

The model railway exhibition in Bideford Pannier Market. - Credit: Archant

Organisers said the event was so successful they have booked the Pannier Market for next year already.

BIDEFORD’S first model railway exhibition was a success last week raising nearly £2,000 for charity.

The show in the pannier market drew crowds from all over with working layouts from local modellers and those further afield.

The family exhibition raised £1950 for Barnstaple charity Amigos.

Organiser Maurice Pearce, of Osborns Models, said: “It was such an overwhelming success for a first attempt in Bideford that we will be duty bound to do it again next year.

“In fact, we have already booked the Pannier Hall once again for the Sunday of the late May bank holiday weekend.

“It was great to see the Pannier Hall so busy and everyone enjoying themselves.

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“The traders in Butchers Row that opened also benefitted so we hope to see you all again next year so we can raise even more money for this worthwhile charity.”

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