Driffield 2014

East Riding of Yorkshire Model Show 2014. Sunday 07th September 2014

Bridlington & Wolds Scale Model Club once again held "Scale Model Wold" at the Driffield Agricultural Showground and once again the organisation, friendliness and general ambience were top notch.  The 'main hall' was not the cowshed as in previous years but a large marquee used the previous day for a wedding function and as the event is growing in stature the adjacent Gallery Room and Members Pavilion (which although grandly named are actually wooden huts).  The cowshed was not used as its conversion to a full and proper function venue with kitchen, toilets, lobby, even windows (luxury!), has commenced.

The agricultural theme of the award of coloured rosettes for the prize winners, with all models on display entered, was continued.  Five of the 580 crew attended and we managed to take a 'yellow' (equivalent to a third) in the large scale aircraft class.  This is not nearly as many as in previous years (one year we scooped six) which is probably a good indication that a greater number of are clubs attending (or our models are worse!).  However, this did not detract one iota from the show.  Our Mr Peter Eccles got lots of admiring glances and questions about his natural metal finish on the three models he had on display.

IPMS Langley Moor took best display with a thoroughly varied set of thoughtfully presented models.

So many thanks to the lead organiser, Kevin Doleman, who says, like mad fools, they are doing it all again next year - the first Sunday of the month of September once again.

Geoff Cooper-Smith
06th October 2014