Area Groups 2020

Area Groups - 2020 Activity

Cambridgeshire and the Fens Group - December 2020

At last - an event in this strange year.

The front lawn of St. Peter's Church, March was an unusual site for a B17 Group support stand. However, 2020 has been a year with few opportunities and the invitation from Rev. Andrew Smith to attend the Church Christmas Fayre on Saturday 12th December was accepted. Although the event was scheduled for only two hours and the weather was far from favourable, it was pleasantly surprising how many people attended and took an interest in what the B17 SLT are building. The event was also a focal point for our members across the Fens where they could collect their 2021 calendars and jigsaws. It was good that the local church community also supported with purchases of numerous surplus books, jigsaws and toys. 

For only a two hour event, receipts were very worthwhile and our gratitude has been extended to the Church community.

Cambridgeshire and the Fens group - April 2020

Laurence Spolton was a goods guard at Whitemoor near March. His official journal for the last four weeks of his career, before retirement in September 1958, has recently been passed to a local member. This has been used as the basis for a feature length article published in the May 2020 issue of 'Steam World'. The publication fee paid to the author has been made available to B17 SLT.

Southend - SEERS Model Railway Exhibition - 8th February 2020

SEERS put on a Model Railway Exhibition at the local Baptist Church. The B17SLT stand was setup and manned by local members Mike and Frank, who did a superb job of displaying the products and literature. The new popup was much admired by all and the stand looked brilliant with its new table covers. Sandy was much in evidence, shown below with the Suffolk Regiment badge, which was carried on number 61645 The Suffolk Regiment. Photos by Mike Scott.

SEERS ShowSandy SEERS Show stand