Events in 2022

Shows/Meetings and all that happened in 2022

ERs finish the year at Bugle Call

Liz & Steve, along with Simon and Roland joined up in Nailsea for the BMSS show. We put on a varied and interesting display. Steve managed to win 5 Silvers in the Misc class!

ERs gain Bronze at a fun filled
Scale ModelWorld

We came third in the Jesse Wright Trophy for Best Club Stand. Phil gained a Gold medal and The IPMS Ireland Trophy. 14 members of The Earley Risers attended the show.

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REME Revisited

Steve, Jeff, Sean, Mark and Phil enjoyed an interesting day at the REME Museum's model show in the former Officer's Mess at MOD Lyneham

Fantastic turnout of ERs at Abingdon

Yes, we had 11 club members at Abingdon IPMS's model show. That's a bit of a record for our club attendance at shows throughout the years!

We had a bunch of winners at the competition tables as well.

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Peter & Jeff save the day at Bovvy
(with a little help from Geoff & Mick!)

Due to illness, only Peter & Jeff were able to man the stand at the SW Model show this September. With models from Mick and Geoff, who were on the Churchill stand.

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Magnificent Seven squeeze into Old Sarum!

Yes, due to several recent acquisitions by BDAC, it was a tight squeeze getting us all into what space was left behind the stand.

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ERs swelter at the IPMS Avon Show

The temperature was high at the Thornbury Leisure Centre, where IPMS Avon held their annual Model and Wargaming Show.

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ERs do another Double Header on 10 July!

On Sunday, Liz, Jeff, Sean and Steve attended The IPMS North Somerset Modelling Society's Show at the Helicopter Museum, which is just outside Weston-super-Mare. Steve won the raffle prize!
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While Phil and Geoff attended the Romsey model show. With Tim L helping on the Models for Heroes stand.
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Helicopter Museum

The Earley Risers have their largest number of entries for their Summer 2022 Competitions

During their 19 June meeting, ER members entered some 75 models into the various classes that make up their Annual competition.

This event has been held over for quite some time due to COVID

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ERs do Double Header over the 
4/5th of June Weekend

On Saturday, a number of ERs attended The IPMS Salisbury Show. See More Here For Sean's report

While Liz & Steve ventured to Newcastle to visit the Northern Model Show at North Shields.

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Salisbury Show

Northern Show

Quite a buzz at the Mossie Museum Show

The ERs' stand was pitched amongst three full size aircraft at the London Colney Mosquito Museum Show. There was also a surprise visit by the Vintage Vauxhall Car Association.

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We go camping at IPMS Gloucesters' Show!

Yes, due to damage to the hall where we were due to display, the ERs were in a marquee, put up within the grounds at Churchdown Community Centre...

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ER's new display Trialled at Milton Keynes' Show

A good number of Earley Risers turned up to support the club, either to display models or to visit the stand, at MK's massive one day show. The new style display attracted lots of interest throughout the day. Awards for Hugh, Phil and Andrew.

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Winning Ways at Poole Vikings Show

Liz, Steve and Hugh travelled down together and set up, closely followed by Phil. Peter joined us a little later. The first four all entered the competition in various categories, all came away with some awards!

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Earley Risers brave the weather to attend SW Model Show at Bovington Tank Museum

Jeff battled the gales to set up on Friday. Sean arrived on Saturday and stayed for both days. Tim and Peter arrived for Saturday only and Roland joined up with Jeff and Sean on Sunday.

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2022 Season starts at a soggy Old Warden

Liz, Peter and Steve set up the Earley Risers' display in the Engineering Hangar of the Shuttleworth Collection, based at Old Warden in rural Bedfordshire. Despite the inclement weather, many visitors turned out to visit the show.

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Sadly George Clark passed away on Tuesday 1st February 2022, after recently celebrating his 81st birthday.

A prolific modeller, he will be sorely missed. In his heyday, George managed to produce at least one new Fleet Air Arm model each month - Both at The Earley Risers and at Wallingford IPMS where he was Branch Secretary.