Promoting education and re-creation for recreation in South East London
END OF AN ERA AFTER 45 YEARS
As with many other organisations, WDMES was affected by COVID restrictions throughout 2020.
During the non-lockdown periods, volunteers began dismantling our miniature ride-on railway at Falconwood. During the next few months - COVID restrictions allowing - we shall be dismantling other equipment ready for re-location to Hall Place. The station area is being dismantled as of this date.
Some parts for new track panels, consisting of rails, chairs and sleepers were purchased and jigs were made to ensure consistent shapes when the curves and straights are put together. Volunteers have already constructed some of these panels. however, we had to limit the amount for logistic reasons.
The "final draft" of the lease and agreement with Hall Place is with us. We are waiting for agreement on a couple of items from the Designing Out Crime Officer and then the paperwork will be signed by the Society's Directors.
As soon as that is done, we will be placing orders for a new, prefabricated club-room and purchasing to remainder of the new track parts. Then it will, hopefully, be "all hands to the pumps" to get the Society's facilities up and running at Hall Place.
Please watch this website for updates or go to our Facebook page at "Welling & District Model Engineering Society"