Hatton's 70th Anniversary Celebrations
Over the course of two days on Friday 11th November and Saturday 12th November we held a special event at the Hatton's hub to commemorate 70 years since Norman Hatton first started trading after his de-mob from the army.
We had a range of activities going on including:
- 2 Exhibition Layouts
- Hornby Showcase
- Hatton's Exclusive models
- Pre-Owned Auction
- Behind the scenes tours of the Hatton's Hub
- Free to enter raffle.
- And of course, cake!
The winning tickets for the raffle were:
Friday - Green 24
Saturday - Yellow 11
The winners have now been contacted. Thank you everyone for taking part and congratulations to the winners.
Below you will find some pictures from the event itself.
A range of products being shown by Hornby.
Hornby were also giving out free catalogues and handbooks.
An overall view of the Hatton's Exclusives stand which showed the various steps that go in to producing one of our models.
We had first EPs of the Beyer-Garratt that was one of our own Exclusives. Unfortunately this model is now sold out.
Examples of a range of our Exclusive models shown at various stages of production.
Atlantic Road: our own exhibition layout which was kindly donated a few years ago. It was lovingly restored by Dave Martin and David Mylett for the event.
Another view of Atlantic Road.
Fablewood OO9 layout. Being shown by David Hennessy from Rainhill MRC. This layout drew lots of attention and positive comments.
Our very own Tim W-...I mean John Beswick conducting the Pre-Owned Auction in the store.
People in the store browsing before the start of the auction.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported us over the past 70 years.
Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your life and sharing in this wonderful hobby of ours.