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|The Scottish Maritime Museum, Irvine
10 Sept 2011
Report by Eddie Haig
The Sunday clashed with our End of Season Charity Show, so that was out, Saturday is usually a "get ready for the show day" but after a talk to Neil, he & Pamela said they fancied going, so with my lift secured, we agreed to put on a small display, next thing Malcolm said he would go & turned up with Higgy.
I invited John McAllister (Summerlee organizer) to attend, which he did, so we now had six people on our stand. I informed the museum, we could do a small display on the Saturday only.
He opened his boot & there was everything, including the kitchen sink, everything except the cooker for making his famous roll & sausage, so off we set back to Neil's house.
When we got there, I had arranged a trolley, to carry the boats in, where did you get that everyone said, preparation & planning, I replied.
As I sat there happily drinking tea,
everyone else beetled off, to see the exhibits, must be loosing my
they appeared regularly throughout the day with tea & biscuits
& I got
caught out each time!.
Higgy was in his element, all those old machines & ancient tools, “I’ve got one of those & those & those ……. think you get the picture.
SThe show itself was a pleasant collection of the standing exhibits, plus clubs covering model boats, trains, planes, as well as craft & jewellery stands. Children were catered for, building pirate ships, which they raced on one of the two indoor ponds. The other pond was used by the modelers. They even had, what I would describe as, a Nip simulator, oh joy.
All in, the day was a great success; the size of our display was perfect, for the position we had, Higgy cant wait for our next invitation he said, cant remember when I enjoyed a show so much.
Pictures of the event can be seen here.
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