North Eastern Meccano Society (NEMS)


poatrait The North Eastern Meccano Society (NEMS) was founded by the late Frank Beadle in 1975. Frank placed an advertisement in the Northern Echo, inviting people with an interest in Meccan to phone him. The result was the first meeting on the 5th. March 1975

By October we staged our first ever display of models in a large window of the Nationwide Building Society in Darlington. None of the models were shown working, as the window was left unattended, this display lasted for one week. The press saw it and put a large spread in the Echo, and Tyne Tees T.V. got to hear of this display of model this was great publicity for the club.

The society now began to make some arrangements for our first exhibition. This was held in the Baths Hall Rooms in Darlington on 11th. December 1976. At this first exhibition we had 56 models. This was our first year and a memorable one and it certainly one of progress, putting the club on the map.

The society has now held an annual exhibition in Darlington every year since.

The society also publishes a quarterly magazine which is posted (or emailed) to all the members. This magazine acts to keep members in touch and serves as a medium for expanding the interest in the Meccano hobby.

We are also proud to support the Great North Air Ambulance with funds raised during events.

meccano parts poster

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