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The fourth Lowestoft Model Engineering and Model Making Exhibition (LOWMEX) is an event organised and run by the Halesworth and District Model Engineering Society. Featuring hundreds of super model exhibits including trains, traction engines, boats, planes, clocks, trucks, military modelling and much more. trade stands, refreshments, free parking a family friendly event.  Following on from the continued success of the previous Exhibitions the organisers at HDMES are running the event again for 2017. Proceeds from the show in 2017 will once again be donated to our local Charity,  S.O.L.D. (Special Objectives for the Local Disabled)

ONE OF THE UK’s LEADING MARINE MODELLING EXHIBITIONS Visit the only 3 day marine modelling exhibition in the UK. The annual International Model Boat Show, widely regarded as one of the UK Leading Marine Modelling Exhibitions, took place from the 11th to 13th November at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre and celebrated its 19th successful year. Visitors were treated to a packed hall with over 600 fantastic models from the 31 club and society displays. The excellent and varied display of models from early warships to modern power boats and ships was complemented by action on the large boating pool. Twenty two specialist suppliers were also present offering visitors everything they could need for their builds. The Marine Modelling International Society Shield for Best Society/Club Display, as voted for by the clubs themselves, was awarded to King Lear Model Boat Club, in 2nd place was Bournville Radio Sailing & Model Boat Club and in joint 3rd position was Wicksteed Park Model Boat Club & The Lifeboat Enthusiasts. Avril Spence the Exhibition Manager said “We had another successful and enjoyable show for all of our visitors and exhibitors with increased attendance this year. We would like to thank the Clubs and Societies […]

The Visitor Centre on Gillingham Pier, and the ship herself will be open on Saturdays as usual in 2017 from 11th February (half term holiday) until 16th December. Normal opening times will be 11am to 4pm with last admissions strictly at 3pm. We now have all 4 of the ship’s public spaces accessible to visitors and, of course, you can view the great engine and visualise how it would have looked and sounded as it powered the ship through the water. The large upper aft saloon is being prepared for private hire for meetings, celebrations and parties and will be available from the spring onwards. The forward saloon hosts a coffee shop. The lower forward saloon is a cinema room with films about the ship and the lower aft saloon will be used for various displays and exhibitions including our “Memories of Dunkirk” which will run from 27th May through to mid-August. Knowledgeable guides are always on hand to answer your questions and point out items of interest. Disabled access to the ship may be restricted by the tides and below decks requires the use of short flights of stairs, but no ladders. Toilets are available on shore and Visitor […]