ROMSEY and District Railway Modellers Society has held its 44th annual exhibition at Crosfield Hall.

Taking place on Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3, the exhibition features layouts from across the district in a variety of scales and gauges.

This year, the group is making three £500 donations to local charities. This year, the money is going to NHS First Responders, Jane Scarth House and the Children’s Air Ambulance.

Hampshire Chronicle: Stuart Jones with his lay out of Romsey Station - made entirely of Lego!Stuart Jones with his lay out of Romsey Station - made entirely of Lego! (Image: Stuart Martin Photography)

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Romsey and District Railway Modellers Society chairman John Caines said: “It’s going very well.

“The first year after Covid, which was only two days after the restrictions were lifted, we absolutely bombed out, but this is back to our normal year, and we hope to have 750 people through the door.

“We encourage families to come along. This year we have a Lego layout which is very popular.”

Speaking on the plans to close and demolish Crosfield Hall, John said: “We hope and we pray that we can keep this building, that they won’t knock it down before they build another one.

“There seems to be no guarantee on that, but we’re in the centre of town here. People go and do their shopping, and then can come and see us. We’re not too sure that would happen if we’re by Romsey Rapids.

Hampshire Chronicle: L-R: Society chairman John Caines with member Ray CaineL-R: Society chairman John Caines with member Ray Caine (Image: Chris Atkinson)

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“Our concerns are that this building will be knocked down before a replacement is in place for us to use. That then means that we have to find a school or somewhere to hold these events, so it’s a cost implication, but more importantly, like I said, we’re in the centre of town. If it has to move, and this place isn’t very energy efficient, can we please have somewhere we can go?”

More information about Romsey and District Model Railway Society can be found on its website.

A gallery of photos from the event can be viewed by clicking the image at the top of the article.