Gildersome model show helps El Salvador village
A SHOWCASE of model railways was seen by visitors to Gildersome at the weekend.
The third Gildersome model railway show was held on Saturday at the village Baptist Church with seven visiting layouts being seen throughout the day, which was organised in cooperation with Wakefield Railway Modellers Society.
Two layouts were new to the circuit - Earlsheaton, modelled on the station that used to serve the village of the same name near Dewsbury, and Moxley Heath, a freelance industrial layout.
There was a garden railway in the church grounds and model railway traders were also there on the day, including Morley’s own model shop, Millennium Models.
Money raised from the event will be used to held a church supported charity in El Salvador.
Jamie Guest and his wife Beth, members of the church, helped set up a women’s sewing cooperative in a very poor jungle village in El Salvador. The project has been a great success helping many women in San Pedro Peruplan to make a real difference to their families lives by making clothes and other craft items.
Support is still needed to help with training and other overheads and is now being supported by the annual railway show.
Jamie said: “The event went very well and we raised £170 for the sewing project. “I would like to thank all the layout owners who came at their own expense and gave their time to attend, and the church members, particularly the Brayshaw family who helped on the day and made it a success.
“Everyone involved commented on how friendly the show was. There are already plans for another show next year.”
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