There will be eleven layouts including a Thomas layout for children (and others) on display. There will also be a refreshment stand, a second hand stand, a book stand and a stand from Monk Bar Models.
All profits from the refreshment stand and half the tombola proceeds will go to York Against Cancer.
Come along and support your local amateur modellers!
Alfred Akers was born in Bishopthorpe in 1894 and lived with his parents, John and Mary Akers, in Ferry Cottage down by the river. He attended the local school and became an apprentice plumber. Popular as a village sportsman - he was keen on swimming and football - he helped 'The Bishops' Football Club to win the League in May 1914.
Four months later Alfred, aged nineteen-years old, enlisted in the 12th West Yorkshire Regiment with many of his Bishopthorpe pals. One year later, he entered the theatre of war in France and was eventually promoted Company Quarter Master Sergeant. Alfred was mentioned in dispatches in May 1917 and, unlike some of his friends, survived the war.
Read about life in the village in 1914 and see Alfred in a photograph of the winning football team: back row, 2nd from left. Click HERE.
Visit Bishopthorpe Library where you will discover much more about the village in 1914 and the men who joined up with such fervour in those early days of war. See the display by Bishopthorpe Local History Group (until 28 November).