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Hobbies & Craft Day 2015

Our 2015 Hobbies & Craft Day, incorporating our open day, took place on Sunday 7th June at St. Peter's Church in Sudbury and was officially opened by Lord Philips.

Admission was free, though £390 was raised for three local charities through donations and sales of refreshments. Our chosen charities this year were St. Nicholas Hospice in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk Lowland Search and Rescue and Suffolk Sight Support Services, with each receiving £130.

Our thanks go to Javelin, a local clothing retailer in the town, who sponsored £50 towards the event and Sudbury Town Council, who supported us by supplying extra tables.

Photo Gallery

Photographs from the day can be found here.


The day featured many local hobbies and crafts including:

  • Sudbury Ephemera Archive
  • Sudbury Association of Miniaturists
  • Sudbury & District Philatelic Association
  • Military Modelling & Painting
  • Bulmer Stitch & Sew
  • Cornard Quilters
  • Meccano Models
  • Glemsford Tin Lorry Group
  • Suffolk Family History Society
  • Patchwork Keep It Simple Kits
  • Sudbury Model Railway Club
  • Sudbury & District Camera Club
  • Sudbury & District Radio Amateurs

Bill Bourne also bought his US World War 2 DUKW amphibious vehicle (known as the 'Duck'), which was parked outside the main entrance to St. Peter's Church for the day, presenting quite a spectacle in the centre of Sudbury!


There were two model railway layouts at the Open Day including:

  • The Ashurst Brickworks Light Railway (009 Gauge) - Peter Rednall
  • Wendsleydale (7mm Narrow Gauge) - Derek Reeve

There were also club members demonstrating various modelling skills.

Club Members at 2015 Hobbies & Craft Day Derek Reeve's Layout 'Wendsleydale'
Club Members at 2015 Hobbies & Craft Day Derek Reeve's Layout 'Wendsleydale'

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