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'Ship Shows Retrospective'


This is a retrospective list of 'Mini-Ship (1/1200 & 1/1250 scale) Shows held in the UK from 1988 (and a few notes on earlier meetings)


(This will be a record, as complete as possible, of the dates & locations of 1/1200 'Ship Shows' in the UK from the first to the present. I am not going to suggest that its going to be complete but it will be as complete as I can make it within reasonable limits ...Much of the information is taken from the bi-annual lists issued by Len Jordan, to whom, six years after his death, I offer my complete thanks and admiration, and from the lists issued by Dreadnought Models. There are still gaps which I will attempt to fill. The list is compiled for historical interest only and is 'without prejudice'. TJH)


DOCUMENT UNDER CONSTRUCTION 08/03/2017 - there is some ‘tweaking’ still to do.


'A's & A's'


A number of people have contacted me with some additional information:


Roger Dawson says:'There were at least 2 (=3)WSE shows during the two summers (in July?), before the Bournmouth Aviation Museum meeting, at Merley House (my wife liked the rococo plastered ceilings there). I also went to one at Southampton Hall of Aviation (1999?) and hardly had time to see the exhibits and I cannot now remember the time of year!


Martin Brown remembers 'attending a couple of meetings in Bournemouth close to the seafront in the early 90s I think, as well as at least one on Shieldhall' (1993).


Don Terry queries the date of the first Wellow.



Does anyone know the date of an event at Morley/ Featherstone (Yorks?)


There are also the events at Chessington to sort out! - These were events organised by the 1/1200 Model Ship Society - a body of enthusiasts led by Tony James. They published a duplicated magazine called ‘Broadside’ - the editorial ‘committee’ included such names as Martin Brown and Roy Measday, and the issue that is in front of me (Volume 6, issues 2&3) contains articles by Kelvin Holmes & Jeff Stevenson. They held regular meetings and the following notes on the November, 1976 meeting may be of interest.: ‘It has now been decided to hold a massive set piece action on the day comprised of fleets from Martin Brown (and family) and Tony James (and family). This is a long standing needle match, each side furnishing 600,000 tons …’.


Martin Brown has commented:


A little more info on the Broadside meetings - these were held in Hook commiunity centre near Chessington Surrey( the site is still in use but completely rebuilt a few years ago) They were run there from the early 1970s, I first attended with my Father in 1973.


They were normally bi-monthly, and by 1974 ish were mainly actions organised by myself as Allied fleet commander Vs Tony James as Axis comm. These were almost always WW2 era.  We often had teams of 5-6 per side and played on the floor. My Father Frank took part as did Tony's son. By the mid 70s attendance was often around the 20s and some came just to view or buy,sell,swop. I can remember the original Skytrex owners selling items as well as David Vanner and myself. Roy Measday sometimes made the long trip up from Wales to take part and swop models. Vic Harman regularly travelled down for the games, stopping with us overnight before travelling back to Lincs. I also remember Jeff Stevenson and Kelvin Holmes  there and one or two others who still collect.

Tony James sometimes did a minibus run from Waterloo station for people without transport.

When the 1200 Model Ship Society faded out in the late 70s the hall was used by the Naval Wargames Society but the emphasis switched to 1:3000 scale and also different eras so I stopped attending.


As has been commented - we did things differently then … were these the occasions when people went though each others sandwich boxes?


1/1200 Model Ship Society



1976


28th November, 1976

Chessington

(See note above regarding these events)

Tony James, Martin Brown et al.





1988


Spring/Summer, 1988

RFA Sir Lancelot, Marchwood

Courtesy Capt Bill Walker; Terry Holtham


23rd October, 1988

Nash Mills (THE FIRST!)

Vic Harman, Martin Brown,

Roy Measday, Kelvin Holmes





1989


19th March, 1989

Christchurch (Bournemouth) - info via Kelvin Holmes, Mike Costello & Martin Brown

???

22nd October, 1989

Nash Mills

Martin Brown, Roy Measday, Kelvin Holmes  


???



1990


17th March, 1990

Theale (First Theale)

Len Jordan

21st October, 1990

Theale

Len Jordan


1991



17th March, 1991

Theale

Len Jordan

20th October, 1991

Theale

Len Jordan


1992



29th March, 1992

Theale

Len Jordan

12th July, 1992

Welton (First Welton)

Tim Hudson

25th October, 1992

Theale

Len Jordan


1993



21st March, 1993

Theale - Cancelled

Len Jordan


Replaced by:


18th April, 1993

Newbury College

Len Jordan

4th July, 1993

SS Shieldhall, Soton


11th July, 1993

Welton

Tim Hudson

15th August, 1993

Theale

Len Jordan

24th October,1993

Theale - Cancelled

Len Jordan


Replaced by:


17th October, 1993

Newbury College

Len Jordan


Len then stopped running shows


17th November, 1993

Bournemouth



1994



xx July, 1994

Welton

Tim Hudson

16th October, 1994

Theale

Waterline Ship Enthusiasts (WSE)


1995


19th March,1995

Theale

WSE

16th July, 1995

Welton

Tim Hudson

15th October, 1995

Theale

WSE


1996



24th March, 1996

Theale (Attended by over 170 people - including visitors from Canada & the Netherlands, who took 1st & 2nd prizes in the raffle)

WSE

14th July,1996

Mappleborough Green

WSE

28th July, 1996

Welton

Tim Hudson

1st September, 1996

Merley House Model Museum, Wimbourne

WSE

13th October, 1996

Theale

WSE


1997


16th March, 1997

Theale

WSE

13th July, 1997

Mappleborough Green

WSE

27th July,1997

Welton

Tim Hudson

12th October, 1997

Theale

WSE


1998



22nd March, 1998

Theale

WSE

27th & 28th June, 1998

Southern Militaire, Gosport (Not strictly a 'ship show', but a number of collectors attended)

(Naval Wargames Society ?)

5th July, 1998

Mappleborough Green

WSE

22nd July, 1998

Welton

Tim Hudson

11th October, 1998

Theale

WSE

6th December, 1998

Wellow

WSE


1999



7th February, 1999

Merley

WSE

21st March, 1999

Theale

WSE

16th May, 1999

Southampton - Hall of Aviation

WSE

11th July, 1999

Mappleborough Green

WSE

25th July, 1999

Welton

Tim Hudson

5th September, 1999

Merley

WSE

3rd October, 1999

Theale

WSE

5th December, 1999

Wellow

WSE


2000




12th March, 2000

Theale

WSE

4th June, 2000

Mappleborough Green

WSE

24th & 25th June, 2000

Fort Brockhurst, Gosport (Flagship 2000)

Naval Wargames Society

30th July, 2000

Welton

Tim Hudson

22nd October, 2000

Theale

WSE


2001


11th March, 2001

Theale

WSE

23rd June, 2001

Fort Brockhurst, Gosport

Naval Wargames Society

15th July, 2001

Bournemouth Aviation Museum

WSE (?)

29th July, 2001

Welton

Tim Hudson

9th September, 2001

Mappleborough Green

WSE

21st October, 2001

Theale

WSE





2002


24th March, 2002

Theale

WSE

12th May 2002

Lyndhurst

WSE

29th June, 2002

Fort Brockhurst, Gosport

(Naval Wargames Society ?)

14th July, 2002

St. Alban's Sea Cadet Hall

WSE

28th July, 2002

Welton

Tim Hudson

8th September, 2002

Ringwood

WSE

13th October, 2002

Theale

WSE

8th December, 2002

Wellow

WSE





2003


16th March, 2003

Theale

WSE

11th May, 2003

Wellow

WSE

28th June, 2003

Fort Brockhurst, Gosport

(Naval Wargames Society ?)

27th July, 2003

Welton

Tim Hudson

xx October, 2003

Theale

WSE

7th December, 2003

Wellow

WSE


2004



14th March, 2004

Theale

WSE

18th July, 2004

Theale

WSE

25th July, 2004

Welton

Tim Hudson

10th October, 2004

Theale

WSE

28th November, 2004

Wellow

WSE


2005




2005 list not considered fully complete TJH 01/01/2007


13th March, 2005

Theale

WSE

10th July, 2005

Theale

WSE

31st July, 2005

Welton

Tim Hudson

9th October, 2005

Welton

Tim Hudson

16th October, 2005

Royal National Hotel, Bloomsbury, London, WC1H 0JX

Ocean Liner Society

16th October, 2005

Theale

Alan Hatcher; Dave Willcocks

27th November, 2005

Wellow

Alan Hatcher; Dave Willcocks


2006



12th March, 2006

Theale

Alan Hatcher; Dave Willcocks

22nd April, 2006 (Saturday)

Portishead

Alan Hatcher; Dave Willcocks

29th April, 2006 (Saturday)

Newcastle

Duncan Robinson

30th April, 2006

Edinburgh

Duncan Robinson

14th May, 2006

'Explosion' Lecture Hall, Gosport

Alan Hatcher; Dave  Willcocks

16th July, 2006

Theale

Alan Hatcher; Dave Willcocks

30th July, 2006

Welton

Tim Hudson

15th October, 2006

Welton

Tim Hudson

21st October, 2006 (Saturday)

Royal National Hotel, Bloomsbury, London, WC1H 0JX

Ocean Liner Society

22nd October, 2006


Theale

Alan Hatcher; Dave  Willcocks

12th November, 2006

Cardiff

Duncan Robinson

26th November, 2006

Wellow

Alan Hatcher; Dave Willcocks

3rd December, 2006

Edinburgh (Cancelled)

Duncan Robinson


2007



11th March 2007

Theale

Alan Hatcher; Dave Willcocks

31st March, 2007 (Saturday)

Sheffield Ship Show

Duncan Robinson

1st April, 2007

Mappleborough Green

Tim Hudson

21st April, 2007

South West Ship Show, Portishead

Bernard McCall

28th April, 2007

Newcastle

Duncan Robinson

29th April, 2007

Edinburgh

Duncan Robinson


These two events did not take place


13th May, 2007

'Explosion' Lecture Hall, Gosport

Alan Hatcher; Dave Willcocks

15th July 2007

Theale

Alan Hatcher; Dave Willcocks

29th July, 2007

Welton

Tim Hudson

30th September, 2007

Tickenham (Bristol)

Alan Hatcher; Dave Willcocks

14th October, 2007

Theale

Alan Hatcher; Dave Willcocks

20th October, 2007 (Saturday)

Royal National Hotel, Bloomsbury, London, WC1H 0JX

Ocean Liner Society

21st October, 2007

Welton

Tim Hudson

25th November, 2007

Wellow

Alan Hatcher; Dave Willcocks


2008



16th March, 2008

Theale

Alan Hatcher; Dave Willcocks

5th April, 2008 (Saturday)

Sheffield Ship Show - Advertised - Did not take place?

Duncan Robinson

6th April, 2008

Mappleborough Green

Tim Hudson

12th April, 2008

South West Ship Show, Portishead

Bernard McCall


11th May, 2008

'Explosion' Lecture Hall, Gosport

Alan Hatcher; Dave Willcocks

6th July, 2008

Theale

Alan Hatcher; Dave Willcocks

27th July, 2008

Welton

Tim Hudson

7th September, 2008

Tickenham (Bristol)

Alan Hatcher; Dave Willcocks

12th October , 2008

Theale

Alan Hatcher; Dave Willcocks

19th October, 2008

Welton

Tim Hudson

25th October, 2008

Ocean Liner Society, London

Ocean Liner Society

23rd November, 2008

Wellow

Alan Hatcher; Dave Willcocks


2009



8th March, 2009

Theale

Alan Hatcher; Dave Willcocks

5th April, 2009

Welton

Tim Hudson

18th April, 2009 (Saturday)

South West Ship Show, Portishead

Bernard McCall

10th May, 2009

'Explosion' Lecture Hall, Gosport


Alan Hatcher; Dave Willcocks

12th July, 2009

Theale

Alan Hatcher; Dave Willcocks

26th July, 2009

Welton

Tim Hudson


11th October, 2009

Theale

Alan Hatcher; Dave Willcocks

18th October, 2009

Welton

Tim Hudson

24th October, 2009 (Saturday)

Ocean Liner Society, London

Ocean Liner Society


15th November, 2009

North West Ship Show,

Walmer Bridge VH

Preston PR4 5GN

Neil Kemplay

29th November, 2009

Wellow

Alan Hatcher; Dave Willcocks


2010


7th March, 2010

Theale

Alan Hatcher; Dave Willcocks

28th March, 2010

Welton

Tim Hudson

24th April, 2010 (Saturday)

South West Ship Show, Portishead

Bernard McCall

9th May, 2010

'Explosion' Lecture Hall, Gosport

Alan Hatcher; Dave Willcocks

6th June, 2010

North West Ship Show,

Preston

Neil Kemplay


11th July, 2010

Theale (Reading)

Alan Hatcher;

Dave Willcocks

25th July, 2010

Welton (Lincoln)

Tim Hudson

10th October, 2010

Theale (Reading)

Alan Hatcher;

Dave Willcocks

30th October, 2010

Ocean Liner Society (London)

Ocean Liner Society

7th November, 2010

North West Ship Show,

Hutton VH, Moor Lane, Hutton, Preston. PR4 5SE (Please note new location)

Neil Kemplay

28th November, 2010

  Wellow (nr Southampton)

Alan Hatcher;

Dave Willcocks


2011


6th March 2011

Theale (Reading)


Alan Hatcher;

Dave Willcocks

2nd April, 2011

(Saturday)

South West Ship Show, Portishead

Bernard McCall

10th April, 2011

Welton (Lincoln)

Tim Hudson

8th May 2011

Explosion (Portsmouth)

Alan Hatcher;

Dave Willcocks

15th May, 2011

North West Ship Show,

Hutton VH, Moor Lane, Hutton, Preston. PR4 5SE

Neil Kemplay

10th July, 2011

Theale (Reading)

Alan Hatcher;

Dave Willcocks

31st July, 2011

Welton (Lincoln)

Tim Hudson

9th October, 2011

Theale (Reading)

Alan Hatcher;

Dave Willcocks

Autumn 2011 event will not take place.

North West Ship Show,

Hutton VH, Moor Lane, Hutton, Preston. PR4 5SE

Neil Kemplay

27th November, 2011

  Wellow (nr Southampton)

Alan Hatcher;

Dave Willcocks


2012


4th March, 2012

Theale (Reading) RG7 5AS

Alan Hatcher;

Dave Willcocks

14th April, 2012

(Saturday)

South West Ship Show, Portishead

Bernard McCall

13th May 2012

Explosion (Portsmouth) Gosport PO12 4LE

Alan Hatcher;

Dave Willcocks

8th July, 2011

Theale (Reading) RG7 5AS

Alan Hatcher;

Dave Willcocks

29th July, 2012

Welton (Lincoln)

Tim Hudson


14th October, 2012

Theale (Reading)

Alan Hatcher;

Dave Willcocks

17th November, 2012 (Saturday)

South Coast Ship Show

Mainline & Maritime

25th November, 2012

  Wellow (nr Southampton)

Alan Hatcher;

Dave Willcocks


2013


3rd March, 2013

Theale (Reading)

Alan Hatcher;

Dave Willcocks

6th April, 2013

(Saturday)

South West Ship Show, Portishead

Bernard McCall

12th May,2013

Explosion (Portsmouth) Gosport PO12 4LE


Alan Hatcher;

Dave Willcocks

14th July, 2013

Theale (Reading)

Alan Hatcher;

Dave Willcocks

28th July, 2013

Welton (Lincoln)

Tim Hudson


13th October, 2013

Theale (Reading)

Alan Hatcher;

Dave Willcocks

16th November, 2013

South Coast Ship Show (Portsmouth)

Ian McCall

24th November, 2013

  Wellow (nr Southampton)

Alan Hatcher;

Dave Willcocks


2014


2nd March, 2014

Theale (Reading)

Alan Hatcher;

Dave Willcocks

5th April, 2014 (Saturday)

South West Ship Show, Portishead

Bernard McCall

11th May, 2014

Explosion (Portsmouth) Gosport PO12 4LE

Alan Hatcher;

Dave Willcocks

6th July, 2014

Theale (Reading)

Alan Hatcher;

Dave Willcocks

27th July , 2014

Welton (Lincoln)

Tim Hudson

12th October, 2014

Theale (Reading)

Alan Hatcher;

Dave Willcocks

15th November, 2014 (Saturday)

South Coast Ship Show (Portsmouth)

Ian McCall

30th November, 2014

  Wellow (nr Southampton)

Alan Hatcher;

Dave Willcocks


2015


8th March, 2015

Theale (Reading)

Alan Hatcher;

Dave Willcocks


18th April, 2015 (Saturday)

South West Ship Show, Portishead


Bernard McCall


10th May, 2015

Explosion (Portsmouth) Gosport PO12 4LE


Alan Hatcher;

Dave Willcocks


13th June, 2015

(Saturday)

Scottish Ship Show,

Meadowbank Leisure Centre

Edinburgh

Bernard McCall


19th July, 2015

Theale (Reading)

Alan Hatcher;

Dave Willcocks


26th July , 2015

Welton (Lincoln)

Tim Hudson


3rd October, 2015

(Saturday)

North-West Ship Show

(Old Christ Church, L’pool)

Bernard McCall


11th October, 2015

Theale

(Reading)

Alan Hatcher;

Dave Willcocks



14th November, 2015

(Saturday)

South Coast Ship Show - Hove

(NOTE CHANGE OF LOCATION & ORGANISER)

Bernard McCall

21st November, 2015

(Saturday)

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE

  Wellow (nr Southampton)

EVENT CANCELLED

Alan Hatcher;

Dave Willcocks