Saturday, 19 July 2014

Goods Shed Open Day, 20 Years+ at Aldingbourne

Well what a fantastic day.  Congratulations & well done to all who attended today and contributed/participated in the official opening of the Goods Shed (our new workshop and storeage facility) and our celebration of 20+ years on site at Olivers Meadow, Aldingbourne.

My thanks as Chairman go to Terry Lawrence (Cabinet Member of Arun District Council) and Dennis Leonard (ACSC Trustee) who carried out the opening ceremony. Both supporters of BRMRC and therefore very apt appointments. Indeed Dennis opened our old club building in 1994.

Thanks also to our following guests who helped celebarate the opening and in some part have played a part in our taking occupation of the Goods Shed;

Laurence Ward (Chairman of Aldingbourne Parish Council)
Tony Chown (ACSC Trustee & Aldingbourne Parish Councillor)
Rachel  Cornell (Clerk to Aldingbourne Parish Council)
Ben Heather (A B Heather & Son - Carried out the cladding work on the building plus built/installed the stairs) 

A massive thank you to Heidi & Jane who undertook the catering tasks and put on an excellent spread for us all to enjoy - as usual ,though we must not take them for granted. Well done ladies.

I must also make a special mention /a big thank you to Paul, who brought a lot of memorabilia and his show stopping layout to our celebration/opening as well as being the driving force behind a lot of what was put on show today.  Thanks also to Charlie who braved the early rain to set up a complete G Gauge circuit on the Signal Box bank (a fantastic addition to our club) and very much enjoyed by the juniors in the mid-morning sun that appeared as the last piece of track was layed - typical. Thanks also to Neil who helped out here.

Apologies if I have missed anybody out but my final thank you goes to our excellent committee & John McPeake who all mucked in and made sure we celebrated in style and made your Chairman proud to be Chairman of our club.

Well done all and here's to another 20+ years in our new building.

Chairman BRMRC

19 July 2014

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