In Spring 2020 the Wrenbury & District Model Railway Club planned to hold an Open Doors event in the Tithe Barn in the grounds of Sainsbury's store inWhitchurch.
This venue is open to community events that meet the criteria set out by Sainsbury's. This free to enter event would have seen the club members running a variety of gauges of layouts owned by both the members and the club.
Obviously that event was cancelled because of Covid lockdown.
Both parties were planning to reschedule the event for the 18th & 19th ofFebruary 2022 hoping that Covid would be a distant memory. That is clearly not the case and rather than organise an event that might not have the attendance to justify the time and effort involved but could also be considered a health risk to everyone attending, a decision and has been made to postpone yet again.
The club members were planning to display much more than they had available in 2020, as they were able to resume their regular Wednesday evening meetings in the Wrenbury Village hall in May 2021, while observing Covid protocols.
In addition to enhancing existing layouts and constructing more portable boards they acquired 5 new members.
The club has the opportunity to attend more events in 2022 – Covid permitting and now are seeking a commercial sponsor to assist them with the acquisition of a purpose-built trailer to keep their boards and equipment safe in transit.
When the new date has been fixed an announcement will be made as soon as possible. The Wrenbury club is grateful for the continued support of Sainsbury's in the planning of this event.