It is with regret that we have to announce that there will be no further model railway exhibitions at The Roundhouse in Derby for the foreseeable future.
We were informed by Derby College that they are cancelling all external event hires going forward and that our deposits for 2021 and 2022 are being returned to us.
Clearly, this is disappointing, but probably not that surprising really, given the need for the college to prioritise the safety and needs of its students and staff, including but not limited to reducing the risks of imported infections, social distancing and catch-up education.
My personal view is that thinking we could run a show next year was always going to be a long shot, given the unprecedented times in which we now find ourselves. We will however consider what possibilities there may be for a limited show of some kind, always taking account of the fact that the new certainty is uncertainty!
Glenn Daniel - Club Chairman