Obituaries

It is with sadness that the Association has to announce the passing of one of its founders

Dave Priddle.

Dave who is a director in the Association and a member of Weston-Super-Mare model railway club, passed away peacefully on Monday 10th January.

Dave was an active member of the association and has for a number of years been arranging all the tables and crowd control barriers for the show, he also used to produce the floor plan for the show until it became computerized.

If you have any memories of Dave please let us know.

Below is a picture of Dave Priddle (on the right) with Dave Buckingham at an early Bristol Model Railway Exhibition in the Victoria Rooms, Bristol.

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Warners Group Publications is delighted to announce that it has taken over the management of the Bristol Model Railway Exhibition, which will take place in Spring. 

 

Already managing two of the country’s biggest model railway exhibitions – The Festival of Railway Modelling in Doncaster and The London Festival of Railway Modelling at Alexandra Palace – Warners sees a show in the West of England as a great addition to its events portfolio. It will continue to work in close partnership with the Association of Model Railway Clubs Wales & West of England to ensure the show remains one the country’s best.

 

Steve Cole, publisher of Warners Group Publications’ railway portfolio, had this to say about the show: “Since we started talking to the Association, it was apparent that we both wanted the same thing…to make the Bristol Model Railway Exhibition even bigger and better than before! We plan to work closely to attract the best model railways, leading traders and further improve what is already an excellent exhibition.”

 

Mike Tucker, treasurer of the Association of Model Railway Clubs Wales & West of England, commented: “The Bristol Model Railway Exhibition has been the premier model railway show in the West Country since 1968. To help us make the show bigger and better we felt that the time had come to enter into a partnership with someone who shared these goals. Warners Group Publications shares our passion to achieve these aims and we are very happy to team up to ensure that together we bring the best layouts from around the country alongside leading traders to the show, thus ensuring the exhibition continues to expand and improve for the future.”

 

The 2022 exhibition is confirmed for April 29, 30 and May 1. Tickets and further information will be available soon via the Association’s website (www.bristolmodrailex.uk) and www.world-of-railways.co.uk. Both websites will be updated to include the list of the 30 plus attending layouts, traders and demonstrations.

 

Warners Group Publications is the publisher of market-leading magazines - BRM (British Railway Modelling), Traction, Garden Rail, Narrow Gauge World and Engineering in Miniature – plus two of the country’s biggest websites: www.world-of-railways.co.uk and www.RMweb.co.uk.