Bicton Park Gardens June 16th & 17th 2018

This was the club’s Second annual event at Bicton Park. The Park owner and staff were very hospitable and helpful attending to all our needs. The display went very well with 25 models on display. The members present all had a great time with plenty of time on the water with a charging power supply provided by the Parks owner. There was a great deal of interest shown of all the models by the public. Members attending were Philip Bellamy, Martin Goddard, Robin Lee, Heather Lee, John Edwards, Steve Bullock, Peter Revill, Hilary Breeze, Colin Watson, Richard Maslan, Geoffrey Watson, Rueben Watson, Jack Watson, Gordon Tiley and Myself. There were two unfortunate incidents, firstly Roy Skeates had a fall the day prior to the event and was unable to attend. We all wish him a speedy recovery and hope to see him soon. Secondly Colin Watson’s HMS Scorpion was involved in a collision with a model from a different club and subsequently sank. The park owner and staff organised divers and the model was recovered and Colin is in the process of repairing the damage. My thanks go to the parks owner and Bill Wrench along with all the park staff for all the hard work they put in to make a very successful event and with the recovery of Colin’s ship.
We also had the SWA’s fleet of lifeboats available on the Sunday for the children to have a go. All we asked was a donation to the RNLI and we collected £55.00 which was excellent.

Dave Garnett