The Model Boat Convention - 27th & 28th August 2011
Due to completely unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances the Show has had to leave Birchwood Park. The owners are redeveloping the restaurant in such a way that the available space will be considerably reduced and the layout will also be compromised. Also, this redevelopment work is currently scheduled to be carried out over the August Bank Holiday period. After a great deal of consideration and consultation with the Manageress at Birchwood, and with much regret all round, we feel that the Convention has no alternative but to leave.
However, we have been extremely fortunate in finding an alternative venue, a mere seven miles up the road, in Haydock Park Racecourse
. This venue is easily accessible from the M6, Junction 23 and is well signposted. There is ample parking, has substantial good quality space suitable for our needs, and if we wish to use the 1st floor facilities excellent provision of lifts.
The Holiday Inn is located right next door, and there are Premier Lodges, a Thistle and a Ramada Hotel close by.
Currently our only problem is the provision of sailing water. We will have the ‘kids’ pool as used at Birchwood, and are investigation the provision of a larger temporary pool, as unfortunately there is no natural water available at the venue. We will advise you of progress on this issue ASAP.
We do hope you will feel able to join us at Haydock Park Racecourse
For further information or responses to queries please ring 01492 583433 or 07789 348817 and speak to Jean Barlow.
How to get to Haydock Park
Haydock Park is located one mile from Junction 23 of the M6 and is well signposted. Cars and coaches should enter the course from the A49, the main car park being accessed for the A580 East. Please note there is a speed limit of 15mph on the Racecourse Drive and car parkBy Rail:
The nearest train stations is Newton Willows on the Manchester (Piccadilly) to Liverpool (Lime Street) line. On the main London to Glasgow line the nearest stations are Warrington and Wigan, both approx. 8 miles from the course. Ring 08457 48 49 50 for further informationBy Public Transport:
Use either the 620 (St. Helens to Bolton via Ashton & Haydock) or the 320 (St. Helens to Wigan via Ashton and Haydock). Ring 0870 608 2608 for further information.
Chair, The Model Boat Convention Committee