Many members will by now have received the May mailing confirmed in yesterday’s Shed Notice, including the 2021 National Show Guide.  If you’ve had time to glance through it, you’ll have seen that the majority of the hobby’s traders will participate along with a large and varied assortment of layouts.  England moves to Step 3 of the government’s COVID-19 RESPONSE− SPRING 2021 plan on Monday 17th May, removing any remaining doubt that the show will go ahead.

Stewards are needed for setup on Friday 25th June and during the show on Saturday 26th June.  You don’t have to be there for opening time and we have a range of duties for all ages and abilities.  As a steward, you’ll get free all-day entry to the Show and vouchers to redeem at the refreshment facilities at the Show.  Please contact Paul Kidger at and let him know when you’re available and whether you’ve any preferred duties or limits on what you can do to help.

The Show is at present scheduled over two sessions.  This restriction may be lifted if the government’s ambitions for Step 4 of the COVID-19 RESPONSE− SPRING 2021 take place as scheduled on 21st June.  Please keep a close eye on Shed Notices and Show News for updates arising from the government’s announcement on Monday 14th June covering the changes in Step 4.  Further information is also available in the Chairman’s Column in the May 2021 issue of SMT.

Finally, please may I remind you that regardless of any changes to restrictions from 21st June, entry to the 2021 National Show and use of the shuttle bus from Peterborough railway station to the Arena will remain all ticket sold in advance, to fulfil NHS Test and Trace requirements.  Tickets can be bought online here.  There will be no tickets sales on the day.  The closing date for online tickets sales is 09:00 Thursday 24th June.

Alan Regan, Chairman & Membership Secretary