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Event Dates for your Diary 

If you know of any confirmed Maritime related events and you would like us to include them please let us know either by e-mail mmi@traplet.com or post to MMI Editor, Traplet Publications Ltd, Traplet House, Pendragon Close, Malvern. Worcestershire. WR14 1GA. England.  We need the Date, Venue, Organiser/who to contact and crucially an Email/Website address and/or a telephone number, a post code would be useful for Sat Nav's. We do need at least 8 weeks notice to include in the printed magazine.


JANUARY

JANUARY 9 to 18 
London International Boat Show
ExCel Exhibition Center, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London, EX16 1XL or visit the website: www.londonboatshow.com

JANUARY 16 to 18
London Model Engineering Exhibition
Great Hall, Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London, N22 7AY. Opening times are: Fri 10-5, Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4.30  The South's Largest Model Engineering & Modelling Exhibition. Contact Meridienne Exhibitions, Leamington Spa, Tel: 01926 614101.  Website: www.meridienneexhibitions.co.uk


FEBRUARY

FEBRUARY 15
IPMS Huddersfield Show
Huddersfield Sports Centre, Southgate, Huddersfield, HD1 1TW huddersfieldmodelshow.co.uk Doors open 10.00 till 17.00. For further information contact Geoff Milnes on 01132893452 or 0787944655 or Alan Paul on 07811358355. 

FEBRUARY 20 to 22
Brighton Model World now in its 37th year 
Brighton Exhibition Centre, Kings Road, Brighton, Sussex. BN1 2GR. General model show with boats, planes, cars trains etc.  Contact Exhibition Manager: Alex Tombling, Tel: 0845 2241823 / 07789 913584 Email: alex@brightonmodelworld.com 

FEBRUARY 21
Model Show & BMFA Flying Display
Fleet Air Arm Museum, RNAS Yeovilton, Ilchester, Somerset, BA22 8HT.  For further details Tel: 01935 842638 website: www.fleetairarm.com/default.aspx 


MARCH

MARCH 7/8
Ellesmere Port Modellers Show
Organised by the Ellesmere Port based Museum and Ellesmere Port Model Boat Club, at the National Waterways Boat Museum, South Pier Rd, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 4FW  just off junction 9 of the M53. There will be a bring & buy for modellers, traders and  model boat clubs in attendance. Website:  Tel: 0151 355 5017

MARCH 7/8
Liskeard Model Society’s Annual Model Exhibition 
Liskeard Community College, Callington Rd, Liskeard, Cornwall. PL14 3EA.10.00 – 5.00 Saturday, 10.00 – 4.00 Sunday.  For more information contact: David Brown Tel: 01579 343096

MARCH 8
Mini Ship (1/1200-1250 scale) Show
Theale Village Hall (near Reading) R67 5AS -10:30-3pm call Waterline Ship Enthusiasts (Dave) on 02392 352383 or e-mail dreadnought9@hotmail.co.uk 

MARCH 14
Solent RCMBC 19th Annual RNLI Exhibition 
Highcliffe Methodist Hall, Lymington Road, Highcliffe. BH23 5EG. 10am until 3pm. Entry by charity donation. Refreshments available. RNLI Souvenir Stall. Lots of models on display. Further info available from Club Captain David McNair-Taylor by Phone 07887967887 or e mail david.mcnairtaylor@sky.com 

MARCH 29
Dolphin Model Boat Club
All meetings are at Orpington Pond just off of Kent Road by the A224 Cray Avenue BR5 4. 10:00 Start. There will be a £2.00 charge per boat for any none club members. Sorry no IC or petrol boats. There is off road parking on club days but no food or toilet facilities. Web: www.dolphinmodelboatclub.com Email: dolphinmodelboatclub@live.co.uk Margaret 01689-834896


APRIL

APRIL 11 (Saturday)
Dolphin Model Boat Club Night Sail
All meetings are at Orpington Pond just off of Kent Road by the A224 Cray Avenue BR5 4. 19:00 Start. There will be a £2.00 charge per boat for any none club members. Sorry no IC or petrol boats. There is off road parking on club days but no food or toilet facilities. Web: www.dolphinmodelboatclub.com Email: dolphinmodelboatclub@live.co.uk Margaret 01689-834896

APRIL 18
The 10th South West Ship Show
The venue will once again be Parish Wharf Leisure Centre, Harbour Road, Portishead, BS20 7DD. 10am to 4pm. For further information contact 01275 846178 or www.coastalshipping.co.uk 

APRIL 19
Dolphin Model Boat Club
All meetings are at Orpington Pond just off of Kent Road by the A224 Cray Avenue BR5 4. 10:00 Start. There will be a £2.00 charge per boat for any none club members. Sorry no IC or petrol boats. There is off road parking on club days but no food or toilet facilities. Web: www.dolphinmodelboatclub.com Email: dolphinmodelboatclub@live.co.uk Margaret 01689-834896

APRIL 25/26
The North East Model Boat Show 
Saturday 10am till 5pm & Sunday 10am till 4pm. Peterlee Leisure Centre, St Cuthberts Way, Peterlee, SR8 1AF. Contact for further details 01606 891999. Email info@amodelworld.co.uk   

APRIL 25/26
Spalding Model Engineering & Hobbies Show
Springfields Events Centre, Camel Gate, Spalding, Lincolnshire PE12 6ET. Sat 9.30am – 5.30pm, Sun 9.30am – 4.30pm
Admission: £6.00 (Adults), £5.00 (Concessions), £2.00 (Under 16), Free (Under 5) Favourable Rates for Groups For more information email: spaldingshow@gmail.com Website: www.spaldingshow.com


MAY

MAY 2/3
South West Model Engineering, Model Making & Hobbies Exhibition
Royal Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset. BA4 6QN.  Sat 10am to 6pm, Sun 10am to 5pm.  Contacts: Model Clubs etc. Email: nigel@swmee.co.uk  Traders Tel: 0117 9071000 and speak to Martin. Website: www.swmee.co.uk

MAY 3
Glasgow Richmond MBC, Start of Season Show
11am-4.30pm at Richmond Park, Glasgow (opposite Shawfield Stadium). Dozens of boats on display, Hands-on boats, car parking next to pond, harbour system to navigate, hot & cold food & beverages etc. Come along, join in the fun. All enquiries to the club secretary: Robert Forman through the club email: glasgow.richmond@gmail.com Directions on the club website www.glasgow.richmondmbc.co.uk We are only,1 mile from junction 1A of the M74, www.glasgowrichmondmbc.co.uk/Where.html

MAY 8 to 10
The Harrogate Show
National Model Engineering and Modelling Exhibition at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate. The showground is ideally situated on the outskirts of Harrogate approximately 2 miles from the town centre, and is easily accessible by car (Sat Nav users HG2 8QZ) or public transport. Fri/Sat 10 – 5, Sun 10 – 4.30. Website www.theharrogateshow.com 

MAY 10
Dolphin Model Boat Club
All meetings are at Orpington Pond just off of Kent Road by the A224 Cray Avenue BR5 4. 10:00 Start. There will be a £2.00 charge per boat for any none club members. Sorry no IC or petrol boats. There is off road parking on club days but no food or toilet facilities. Web: www.dolphinmodelboatclub.com Email: dolphinmodelboatclub@live.co.uk Margaret 01689-834896

MAY 10
Mini Ship (1/1200-1250 scale) Show
Explosion Museum, Gosport, Hampshire PO12 4LE – 10:30-4pm. Call Waterline Ship Enthusiasts (Dave) on 02392 352383 or e-mail dreadnought9@hotmail.co.uk 

MAY 16
Mobile Marine Models 
Manufacturer's Bonanza, Manufacturer's Market Day. The Boat Shed, Highcliffe Park, Ingham Cliff, Lincoln. LN1 2YQ. Start 10.30am. Factory-On-View, many Trade Stands and Club Exhibitions. Burger Van. Free entry, Free parking. For more information Tel: 01522 730731 / 689209.

MAY 16 (Saturday)
Bournville MYPB Submarine Day
The Boathouse, Valley Parkway, Bournville Lane, Birmingham B30 1QS. Ample free parking, toilets, food. Contact Rob Fowler 07714517445 / email rob4boats@yahoo.co.uk for more details.

MAY 23/24/25
Margam Park Marine Modelling Club
Three Day Event. J38 M4. Fun Weekend for all the Family.  10Am to 4.30pm. Night sailing for visiting clubs, large static display,  International Kite Festival, Monday children's fun day. Contact Grahame on mob: 07914537387  Email gbmerlin@btinternet.com

May 31
Dolphin Model Boat Club
All meetings are at Orpington Pond just off of Kent Road by the A224 Cray Avenue BR5 4. 10:00 Start. There will be a £2.00 charge per boat for any none club members. Sorry no IC or petrol boats. There is off road parking on club days but no food or toilet facilities. Web: www.dolphinmodelboatclub.com Email: dolphinmodelboatclub@live.co.uk Margaret 01689-834896


JUNE

JUNE 14
Glasgow Richmond MBC, Tug Towing Competition
11am-4.30pm at Richmond Park, Glasgow (opposite Shawfield Stadium). Visit the only tug towing event, in Scotland, see our extensive harbour system, hot & cold food & beverages will be available throughout the event. Car Parking is next to the pond side and a helping hand to unload vehicles will be available if needed. Toilet facilities are also available. So please come along, join in the fun, you will be made most welcome. All enquiries to the club secretary: Robert Forman through the club email:glasgow.richmond@gmail.com
Directions are available on the club website www.glasgow.richmondmbc.co.uk We are only. 1 mile from junction 1A of the M74, www.glasgowrichmondmbc.co.uk/Where.html

JUNE 21
Dolphin Model Boat Club Charity Day
All meetings are at Orpington Pond just off of Kent Road by the A224 Cray Avenue BR5 4. 10:00 Start. There will be a £2.00 charge per boat for any none club members. Sorry no IC or petrol boats. There is off road parking on club days but no food or toilet facilities. Web: www.dolphinmodelboatclub.com Email: dolphinmodelboatclub@live.co.uk Margaret 01689-834896

JUNE 26 to 28
19th Swiss Open 10Rater Championship, Schwarzsee. Switzerland 
For information on how to register contact: Gustav Albiez Tel: +41 (0)61 601 39 21 (evenings) Email: g.albiez@bluewin.ch 

JUNE 27/28
29th Wings & Wheels Model Spectacular 
9.30am - 5.30pm North Weald Airfield, Epping, Essex, CM16 6AR. RC displays of all kinds, trade, Bring & Buy, Boat Pool and lots more. Weekend camping. All enquiries: Email: admin@wingsnwheels.net or Tel: 01242 604126 www.wingsnwheels.net  


JULY

JULY 11/12
The 8th National Warship Weekend 2014
The National Warship Weekend will be held at, Richmond Park Glasgow, (opposite Shawfield Stadium). Home of Glasgow Richmond Model Boat Club. From 11am both days, hot & cold food & beverages will be available throughout the event. Car Parking is next to the pond side and a helping hand to unload vehicles will be available if needed. Toilet facilities are also available. The event is open to all military related vessels. So please come along, join in the fun, you will be made most welcome. For more information feel free to contact Robert Forman club Secretary via the club email glasgow.richmond@gmail.com Directions are available on the club website www.glasgow.richmondmbc.co.uk We are 1 mile from junction 1A of the M74,www.glasgowrichmondmbc.co.uk/Where.html

JULY 18/19
Welsh Model Show - A World in Miniature
Llancaiach Fawr Manor, Gelligaer Road, Nelson, Treharris , Mid Glamorgan CF46 6ER. 10am – 4.30pm. Something for Everyone. There will be model train layouts, trains to buy and trains to ride on. Marine models to examine and learn to steer by remote control. Model cars to watch, try and ride on. Remote control aerial displays (subject to weather) Doll Houses and furniture - from the simple to the historically accurate. A miniature art gallery. Trade stalls for collectors and for pocket money as well as craft stalls. Contact Diane Walker email: WALKED1@CAERPHILLY.GOV.UK for more information.


JULY 19
Mini Ship (1/1200-1250 scale) Show
Theale Village Hall (near Reading) R67 5AS -10:30-3pm call Waterline Ship Enthusiasts (Dave) on 02392 352383 or e-mail dreadnought9@hotmail.co.uk 

JULY 19
Dolphin Model Boat Club Charity Day
All meetings are at Orpington Pond just off of Kent Road by the A224 Cray Avenue BR5 4. 10:00 Start. There will be a £2.00 charge per boat for any none club members. Sorry no IC or petrol boats. There is off road parking on club days but no food or toilet facilities. Web: www.dolphinmodelboatclub.com Email: dolphinmodelboatclub@live.co.uk Margaret 01689-834896

JULY 26
Mini Ship (1/1200-1250 scale) Show
Welton Village Hall (near Lincoln LN2 3LU) – Contact Tim on 01522 524672


AUGUST

AUGUST 2
Dolphin Model Boat Club
All meetings are at Orpington Pond just off of Kent Road by the A224 Cray Avenue BR5 4. 10:00 Start. There will be a £2.00 charge per boat for any none club members. Sorry no IC or petrol boats. There is off road parking on club days but no food or toilet facilities. Web: www.dolphinmodelboatclub.com Email: dolphinmodelboatclub@live.co.uk Margaret 01689-834896

AUGUST 2
Bournville MYPB Tug Day
The Boathouse, Valley Parkway, Bournville Lane, Birmingham B30 1QS. Ample free parking, toilets, food. Will include tanker towing for teams with a maximum of 3 members + Tug of war to find the most powerful tug on the day. Competitors are required to submit their entries by 11am. Contact Rob Fowler 07714517445 / email rob4boats@yahoo.co.uk for more details.

AUGUST 14 to 16
The 14th Bristol Model Engineering & Hobbies Exhibition
The Leisure Centre, Thornbury, Nr Bristol. BS35 3JB. Contact: 0117 9675878. Website: www.bristolmodelengineers.co.uk

AUGUST 23
Dolphin Model Boat Club
All meetings are at Orpington Pond just off of Kent Road by the A224 Cray Avenue BR5 4. 10:00 Start. There will be a £2.00 charge per boat for any none club members. Sorry no IC or petrol boats. There is off road parking on club days but no food or toilet facilities. Web: www.dolphinmodelboatclub.com Email: dolphinmodelboatclub@live.co.uk Margaret 01689-834896

AUGUST 29/30
The Model Boat Convention 
The show by modellers for modellers. Haydock Park Racecourse, Newton-le-Willows. WA12 0HQ. Club & Trade stands. Opening times 10am – 5pm both days. Contact: Jean Barlow. Tel: 01492 583433. Mob: 07789 348817. 

AUGUST 29/30/31
Margam Park Marine Modelling Club
Three Day End of Year sailing. J38 M4. Visiting clubs welcome, static displays and on water, Have A Go for the kids. 10am to 4.30pm. Contact Grahame on mob: 07914537387  Email gbmerlin@btinternet.com

AUGUST 31 to SEPTEMBER 7 (Mon to Mon)
Unity Model & Hobby Break, Brean Sands, Somerset.
Catering for Planes, Scale Boats, Yachts, Helicopters.  For further information/booking contact: www.hru.co.uk Tel: 01278 751235. Modellers activities contact: Barrie Stevens 01749 343017


SEPTEMBER

SEPTEMBER 6
Glasgow Richmond MBC Charity Show
11am-4.30pm at Richmond Park, Glasgow (opposite Shawfield Stadium). Dozens of boats on display, Hands-on boats, for the kids, Harbour system to navigate, hot & cold food & beverages, bring and buy etc. Come along, join in the fun. All enquiries to the club secretary: Robert Forman through the club email: glasgow.richmond@gmail.com Directions on the club website www.glasgow.richmondmbc.co.uk We are only,1 mile from junction 1A of the M74, www.glasgowrichmondmbc.co.uk/Where.html

SEPTEMBER 13
Dolphin Model Boat Club
All meetings are at Orpington Pond just off of Kent Road by the A224 Cray Avenue BR5 4. 10:00 Start. There will be a £2.00 charge per boat for any none club members. Sorry no IC or petrol boats. There is off road parking on club days but no food or toilet facilities. Web: www.dolphinmodelboatclub.com Email: dolphinmodelboatclub@live.co.uk Margaret 01689-834896

SEPTEMBER 19 (Saturday)
Dolphin Model Boat Club
All meetings are at Orpington Pond just off of Kent Road by the A224 Cray Avenue BR5 4. 19:00 Start. There will be a £2.00 charge per boat for any none club members. Sorry no IC or petrol boats. There is off road parking on club days but no food or toilet facilities. Web: www.dolphinmodelboatclub.com Email: dolphinmodelboatclub@live.co.uk Margaret 01689-834896

SEPTEMBER 19 (Saturday)
Bournville MYPB Submarine Day
The Boathouse, Valley Parkway, Bournville Lane, Birmingham B30 1QS. Ample free parking, toilets, food. Contact Rob Fowler 07714517445 / email rob4boats@yahoo.co.uk for more details.


OCTOBER

OCTOBER 4
Dolphin Model Boat Club
All meetings are at Orpington Pond just off of Kent Road by the A224 Cray Avenue BR5 4. 10:00 Start. There will be a £2.00 charge per boat for any none club members. Sorry no IC or petrol boats. There is off road parking on club days but no food or toilet facilities. Web: www.dolphinmodelboatclub.com Email: dolphinmodelboatclub@live.co.uk Margaret 01689-834896

OCTOBER 11
Mini Ship (1/1200-1250 scale) Show
Theale Village Hall (near Reading) R67 5AS -10:30-3pm call Waterline Ship Enthusiasts (Dave) on 02392 352383 or e-mail dreadnought9@hotmail.co.uk 

OCTOBER 15 to18
The Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition
Now in its 38th year a show not to be missed, covering engineering, trains, boats etc. There are a selection of Club & society stands plus plenty of trade stands.  Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Fosseway, Nr Leamington Spa. CV31 1XN. For further details: Tel: 01926 614101 or visit the Website: www.meridienneexhibitions.co.uk 

OCTOBER 25
Dolphin Model Boat Club
All meetings are at Orpington Pond just off of Kent Road by the A224 Cray Avenue BR5 4. 10:00 Start. There will be a £2.00 charge per boat for any none club members. Sorry no IC or petrol boats. There is off road parking on club days but no food or toilet facilities. Web: www.dolphinmodelboatclub.com Email: dolphinmodelboatclub@live.co.uk Margaret 01689-834896


NOVEMBER

NOVEMBER 6 to 8
International Model Boat Show
A large range of model boat traders, club stands, individual exhibitors.  A must to visit for all your model boating bits and pieces and inspiration. Open 10am – 4pm each day.  Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Fosseway, Nr Leamington Spa. CV31 1XN. Tel: 01926 614101  Website: www.meridienneexhibitions.co.uk 

NOVEMBER 7
Tone Valley MBC 10th Autumn Model & Hobbies Show
West Monkton Village Hall, Monkton Heathfield, Nr Taunton. TA2 8NE. Open 10am – 4pm. Refreshments. All types of models & hobbies displayed, trade stands and a table top sale. Enquires & entry forms please Tel: 01823 283077

NOVEMBER 7/8
IPMS Scale ModelWorld 
Telford International Centre, Telford, Shropshire, TF3 4JH. The world's greatest model show presented by IPMS (UK). Car parking, disabled access, refreshments, club displays, trade stands, model competition (IPMS members only), demonstrations, talks and full-scale exhibits. Email: scalemodelworld@ipms-uk.co.uk Website: www.smwshow.com 

NOVEMBER 28
Mobile Marine Models Christmas Cracker
10am Start. Held at the factory of Mobile Marine Models, LN1 2YQ.   The popular British Manufacturers Show. This CHRISTMAS market gives you, the boat modeller, the opportunity to 'get' those last minute items for the festive seasons. No admission or car park charges! For further details call  01522 730731 or visit www.mobilemarinemodels.com  
   
NOVEMBER 29
Mini Ship (1/1200-1250 scale) Show
Wellow Village Hall (Hampshire SO51 6BR) 10:30-2:30pm – call Waterline Ship Enthusiasts (Dave) on 02392 352383 or e-mail dreadnought9@hotmail.co.uk

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