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Our very popular end of season rally – steam engines, cars, stationary engines, demonstrations, displays, and miniature railway rides (free to children). Find out about the story of drinking water in our new Discovery Zone. Enjoy an informative stroll around our Waterworks with everything fully open, restored machinery in operation and our volunteers on hand to explain how it all used to work. If you wish, join a free Guided Tour to find out all about the Waterworks. Children can follow their own trail looking for clues to the story of the site. Can you find ‘Twyford Toad’? Learn about the progress we are making to restore our boilers and steam pumping engine! Discover the lime kilns up above the main works, where you can also watch the industrial narrow gauge railway at work. Follow our nature trail around the three acre site and see what you can spot! Relax in our renowned Tea Room, offering a wide range of hot & cold drinks, sandwiches, toasties, snacks, cakes & ice creams, all at a reasonable price. Please feel free to make use of the picnic tables around the site too. http://www.twyfordwaterworks.co.uk/

Vintage rally and illuminations.  Display of vintage vehicles and engines, childrens rides and attractions, stalls and crafts, santa sleigh and grotto, live music and real ale bar all weekend.

Come along with your model traction engine and take advantage of the large area of traffic-free tarmac roads around the site, or bring your own 5inch or 7.25inch loco and run on our 1/2 mile dual gauge ground level track. Saturday evening barbecue and night run. On site camping and caravanning pitches available with electric hook-up. Email or phone for further information and booking form. Last year we had 20 Miniature Traction Engines, 2 Steam Cars, and 11 visiting locos, in addition to a number of our members’ engines.

The Great Electric Train Show returns to the British Motor Museum on 7 & 8 October 2017 with more than 25 layouts and over 30 traders on display.

Our regular public open afternoons are popular with families and entrance is free. Opening times 2pm-5pm 17th September & 15th October Train rides are available on both our ground level and raised tracks.Tickets are £1.50 each or £5 for five. You can keep unused tickets for travel on a later date. Our outdoor “garden” railways will be running, as will our OO gauge railway in the clubhouse. Light refreshments are available. The profits from the sale of railway tickets on our Charity Day are used to support a local charity. In recent years this has been Disability Challengers, who are our neighbours in Stoke Park. All our public events are held at our Stoke Park site. We don’t offer pre-booking; just turn up on the day. Refreshments. Free parking.

Our regular public open afternoons are popular with families and entrance is free. Opening times 2pm-5pm Train rides are available on both our ground level and raised tracks.Tickets are £1.50 each or £5 for five. You can keep unused tickets for travel on a later date. Our outdoor “garden” railways will be running, as will our OO gauge railway in the clubhouse. Light refreshments are available. The profits from the sale of railway tickets on our Charity Day are used to support a local charity. In recent years this has been Disability Challengers, who are our neighbours in Stoke Park. All our public events are held at our Stoke Park site. We don’t offer pre-booking; just turn up on the day. Refreshments. Free parking.

St. Mary’s Church, Witney, Oxfordshire OX28 4AW Organized by Tony Martin Tel:  01993 705304 Email:  stobart26@sky.com Enquiries to:  Cliff Manion, WMCC Publicity Officer 93 Newland Mill, Witney, Oxfordshire OX28 3SZ Tel:  01993 772940 Email:  jackiemanion@talktalk.net Admission Adults £3  Accompanied children under16 50p. Open 10am-4pm Free 3 hour parking in town car parks. Refreshments available. Exhibits  Models of Steam Engines, Fairground, Aircraft, Railways, Cars, Boats, Dolls Houses, Tractors, Model Engineering. Collections including Vintage Gramophones, Die cast vehicles & memorabilia.  Visit our web site www.wmcc.info

Association of Bexley Charities ’78 presents a Grand Autumn Fair United Reformed Church Geddes Place, Bexleyheath DA6 7DJ (near the Broadway Shopping Centre)  SATURDAY 28th October 2017 9.45 am  – 1.00 pm A variety of charity stalls selling  * Christmas Gifts and Cards * CDs and DVDs * Collectables * Jewellery * * Chutneys * Jams * Cakes * Books * Children’s Toys and Games * Model Railways* *** STAR RAFFLE *** ** Hot and Cold Refreshments ** Entrance 50p (Accompanied children FREE) Wheelchair Access Charities represented *Alzheimers Society, Bexley Branch * Bexley Diabetes Support Group * Bexley Downs Syndrome Group * Bexley Mencap * Bexley Smile * * Breast Cancer Now * Cats Protection Bexley and Dartford * The Children’s Society* * Demelza Hospice Care For Children * LEPRA Health in Action * Lupus UK * www.bexleych.wix.com/bexley-charities-78  

1st & 2nd January 2017 (10am – 5pm) One of Britain’s largest restored pumping stations in steam.  Lots of children’s activities. Twenty nine stationary steam engines. Four large beam engines two in operation. This magnificent site was built in 1885 to pump the brewery effluent of Burton-on-Trent to a Sewage Farm for treatment. In 1900 a large steam driven workshop and forge were built here by the local council and this still working workshop is something really special. It also has Britain’s oldest working electrical generator which also came here in 1900 to produce the new fangled electricity. There really is a steam engine round every corner and it’s a steam buffs Mecca. It also provides a great Family Fun Day Out Steaming Days (10:00am – 5:00pm) New Year: Jan 1st, 2nd February: Feb 26th Easter: Apr 16th, 17th May Bank Holiday: Apr 30th, May 1st Spring Bank Holiday: May 28th, 29th August Bank Holiday: Aug 27th, 28th September: Sep 23rd, 24th October: Oct 28th, 29th Admission prices on Steaming Days: Adults £6 Concessions £5 Children £3 Family £15 Admission on all other days is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.

A great little fair with a big personality, offering a warm welcome to both collectors and enthusiasts of various models of road vehicles, trains plus books, spares etc; 10:30am-2:00pm – £2.00 entry Droitwich Leisure Centre, Briar Mill, Droitwich, Worcs WR9 0RZ For more information contact Tony Oakes – 01270 652 773

50 Plus tables offering a great selection of new and used models, plus Hornby Dublo layout. A great day out for collectors and enthusiasts and don`t forget we are very near to the Severn Valley Railway. 10:30am-2:00pm – £1.50 entry Gilt Edge Leisure Centre, Zortech Avenue, Kidderminster, Worcestershire DY11 7DY For more information contact Tony Oakes – 01270 652 773

Our regular public open afternoons are popular with families and entrance is free. Opening times 2pm-5pm Train rides are available on both our ground level and raised tracks.Tickets are £1.50 each or £5 for five. You can keep unused tickets for travel on a later date. Our outdoor “garden” railways will be running, as will our OO gauge railway in the clubhouse. Light refreshments are available. The profits from the sale of railway tickets on our Charity Day are used to support a local charity. In recent years this has been Disability Challengers, who are our neighbours in Stoke Park. All our public events are held at our Stoke Park site. We don’t offer pre-booking; just turn up on the day. Refreshments. Free parking.