12th May 1990
"We would like to invite you to join us and exhibit one of your layouts, at our Railway Studies Collection Exhibition, to be held on Saturday 4th December, 2021 at Newton Abbot Library in the Passmore Edwards Centre. The Railway Studies Collection (RSC) is believed to be the second largest in the country, after the National Railway Museum in York. The Collection, being a part of Libraries Unlimited and based on the first floor of Newton Abbot Library, is open to the general public and free to peruse. Many of the books have been changed from Reference and are now available to loan. We also hold 1000s of railway related magazines. The aim of the Exhibition is to raise awareness of the Railway Studies Collection, and in addition to this, showcase other, local railway related organisations/groups.
We would be delighted if you could attend and bring a layout to exhibit. We will be extending this invitation to other modelling groups across Devon and Cornwall, in addition to a small selection of traders. There will be a talk organised by our Friends of the Railway Studies Collection, a showcase of some of our rare books and access to some of the 1000s of railway magazines we hold in the stack. We also plan to run some family friendly activities for our younger train enthusiasts too. We will not be charging exhibitors or traders but will be taking donations on the door. The money we raise will be evenly shared between the Railway Studies Collection and Libraries Unlimited, the charity which runs 55 public libraries across Devon. We anticipate there will be a lot of interest in the Exhibition, and we will be advertising the event via social media as we draw closer to the date.
The Passmore Edwards Centre, originally built as a Public Library, Science, Art and Technical School, is a beautiful building with large windows and high ceilings, perfect for displaying layouts. There is lift access to the first floor, and a café on the ground floor, with two further rooms for use across the courtyard. There are toilets on both floors, with a toilet for people with disabilities on the ground floor.
If you are able to attend with a layout, which we hope you can, please contact Michelle Pearson on 01626 886223 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We can then take the size requirements and electrical socket requirement of your layout."
Again, do please contact me if you would like any further information.
Best Wishes, Michelle Pearson.