OUR SHOE AID PROJECT is going really well: we have collected 3,233 pairs of shoes and I have been in to the warehouse today to help with sorting shoes by size and setting them out on the racks which are getting nicely filled up in readiness for visiting charities to pick what they want.

If you would like to visit the Shoe Aid Warehouse drop in any time between 10 am and 4 pm on Thursday 6th Frbruary to

Shoe Aid Warehouse, Beeech Avenue. Basford, NOTTINGHAM NG7 7LS

Pete Wearn, 31/01/20

Roy & Friends ouside St Laurence Chuch. The church has been a successful collection point for our shoes .. many thanks to them Cindy Woolley and Jenny Simmins attended the Shoe Aid Open Day at their warehouse on Thursday Feb 6th. It was quite well attended and gave visitors a good idea of how Shoe Aid is going..

OUR IT HELP SESSIONS remain popular and we now offer 3 sessions a week all run on the 'drop-in'basis. They are:

Monday 9 - 12 Long Eaton Library

Monday 10 - 12: Adult Education Centre

Monday 1-3 pm: Adult Education Centre

The picture opposite shows some of the IT tutors having a meeting in Long Eaton to discuss further progress with this project.

Do you have an ipad? If so, you might like to have a copy of our booklet or simply access our ipad help pages here

The group have made a video about their work with tutors Steven Elliott and Peter Ball and the whole film owes a lot to the enthusiastic contributions from our group members. To view the video on you tube click here. The video duration is 23 minutes so sit back and enjoy!

OUR MUSEUM COLLABORATION continues at the Erewash Museum in Ilkeston. The museum is situated near the town square from where a gignpost points down a jitty. A short walk will bring you out near the museum gates. car parking is available at supermarkets nearby.

In January, we were asked to provide two layouts of out Toton Sidings Remembered Project for their Model Railway Weekend. See opposite for pictures.

Because of the high winds forcast that weekend, the museum mnager was not in favour of using the museum gazebo in the courtyard where it is normally sited. So the G Scale layout was assigned to the stables venue as shown here with an adult volunteer driver in charge!

The arrangement of stalls in the stables area caused some extensive head scratching the afternoon before the show opened but eventually a new layout was devised which fitted quite well and seemed to please many of the 2,000 or so visitors that came along during the weekend!