An old exhibition manager fades away


One of our longer-serving members was laid to rest today. Norman was building the club's N-gauge layout 'Dulverton' when I joined the club 25 years ago. He made me welcome and I stayed, although both of us went gradually upmarket in scale, me by choice and he by necessity as eyesight problems developed.

Norman took over the exhibition manager role at a critical time when the then chairman/exhibition manager left, and laid the foundations for a show which has gone from strength to strength. Latterly he found the Southport Model Engineers more met his needs, but he was a regular visitor both to our exhibition and to Jim's barbecues.

An obituary by Jim Ford is in the February 2012 edition of the

We must also record with regret the recent loss of Stewart Mason, one-time member of the club and retired Merseyrail traction inspector.

* * * * * * *