What's happened to the East Midlands Exhibition in Nottingham?

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What's happened to the East Midlands Exhibition in Nottingham?

Postby Ex-Pat » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:45 pm

I see that this year it is at a new venue, costs only £4 but there are only 6 layouts! (and hardly more trade stands than that).

Anyone know why it is so scaled down from previous years? I used to go to it when living in England and fancied going again this year but thinking twice now, even though I have flights booked (before I knew what was on offer) - (only stand to lose €29.98 though.)

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Re: What's happened to the East Midlands Exhibition in Nottingham?

Postby Gordon H » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:34 pm

Here is a copy of the statement made by the current Exhibition Manager some time ago on another forum:

"As we all know, the hobby is going through changes and these affect trade exhibitors in particular. Nottingham MRS have run the Nottingham East Midlands Model Railway Exhibition for over 30 years and Ian Trivett, our former exhibition manager, built the show up into a major undertaking with around 100 stands. The show aimed to showcase the best in modelling standards and had all the suppliers of specialist bits and pieces to support this. These specialists are becoming fewer as time goes on and the quality of modern RTR items makes their products redundant. Consequently, the club has decided not to hold the Nottingham East Midlands show in its present form and, instead, have a smaller show at another venue in Nottingham.
The new show will be known as the Nottingham MRS Spring show and will feature around 6-8 layouts, rather than the 30+ we often featured at the sports stadium. We are still finalising the venue and details, but the show dates will remain as before, the 3rd weekend in March - ie 16&17 March 2019, and the layouts will be to the same high standard.
Nottingham MRS would like to thank all our visitors and supporters over the past 30 years and wish them well with their modelling. We look forward to meeting as many of you as possible at our new Spring show."

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Re: What's happened to the East Midlands Exhibition in Nottingham?

Postby Ex-Pat » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:15 pm

Thanks Gordon H - that's a pity. I really used to enjoy that show.


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