Hobbies on show at Suffield Village Hall collectors exhibition

From vintage Rolex watches to model trains and planes, a range of hobbies were celebrated at an exhibition at Suffield Village Hall at the weekend.

Co-organised by Graham Morris and Richard Long, the event included a special steam engine tribute to Mr Long's father - local engineer and inventor David King.Mr Morris said: 'The event has been put on with the village hall committee and was revived last year. We have had 25 different people put their hobbies on show this year with a variety of different things.'

A collector himself, Mr Morris displayed a selection of old real ale beer bottles at the show yesterday (Sunday).

'It's lovely to have so many different passions on show and lovely to be able to contribute to the exhibition.'

Also on show was a collection of model trains, planes and trucks, Meccano sets, Lego, and steam engines, including designs by Mr King.

Collectors also brought with them stamps, coins and knitwear.

Mr Morris added: 'There will definitely be another hobby exhibition next year. About 70pc of people from the village have put their hobby on display and we will try to keep it as local as we can, while adding new hobbies.'

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Proceeds raised from the day will go towards the village hall maintenance fund. The next main event for the fund is a clay pigeon shoot on September 22 at the hall.

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