You meet friends and acquaintances at the Surrey Heath Show – a pleasant diversion. As I’ve done in previous years I snapped a few items of interest at the show, as we wandered around the show.
The Woking cacti society stand held us in deep conversation for quite a while, during which we bought more cacti and succulents. At the rear of their stand they had stunning large cacti, many in bloom. However, the ones we bought were small – space is a consideration for us and our growing cacti collection.
We were happy to bump into show organiser Tony Moore, a chance to congratulate him on his being awarded a BEM. The Mayor, Cllr Valerie White, chose a 1962 Vauxhall Cresta as her pick of cars in the classic car show. Here’s my phot montage,
Here’s reprise of the Surrey Heath Show in pictures. The events in the Arena was popular as were the Dog Show, and the performances of the Camberley Youth wind Orchestra. A grand day out, as Wallace would say.
A miniature railway experience is great fun for kids.
Nearby there’s Mizens Railway in Woking, and Guildford Model Engineering Society at Stoke Park. Best of all [cos it’s local] is Frimley Lodge Miniature Railway, which is guess where, Frimley Lodge Park that’s where.
Frimley Lodge Miniature Railway is open on Monday 25th May from 11.0am to 5.0pm. Also for an Air ambulance Charity Day – see poster, click to expand.
We joined the happy crowds at Saturday’s Surrey Heath Show in Frimley Lodge Park, and met many people we know.
This is my photo record of the show. I looked back at my report on last year’s show, and was surprised that I’d mostly taken photo’s on the same things.
Unapologetically, this is all about railway engines. Normal service will resume in the next post.
I missed the Great Goodbye last month – the gathering of the six remaining A4 Pacific steam locomotives, which included Mallard the world’s fastest steam locomotive. To make up for the disappointment we attended a ‘little hello’, which was the opening, on Sunday, of the 2014 season of Frimley Lodge Miniature Railway [FLMR]. The next miniature railway open day is on Sunday April 6th, from 11.0am to 5.0pm.
The FLMR is enormously popular, as we saw among expectant visitors queuing for a ride. I spoke with Paul Naylor the club’s chairman and Bob Croft the club secretary and Station Master. Bob was busy with the queue of passengers so didn’t get a chance to record a conversation with him. Maybe next time, at the Surrey Heath show on May 3rd. Here are a few photo’s of the railway.