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1952 Model Engineer Exhibition

Duke of Edinburgh's visit

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Duke of Edinburgh at the Model Engineer Exhibition

In 1952 the Duke of Edinburgh visited the Model Engineer Exhibition.

Neil Wyatt06/05/2014 15:03:35
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Hello all, this news clip from 1952 may be of interest.

Neil

JasonB06/05/2014 16:31:52
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What clip?

This one maybe?

Edited By JasonB on 06/05/2014 17:57:41

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Edited By Neil Wyatt on 07/05/2014 09:08:36

John Stevenson06/05/2014 17:43:39
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Posted by JasonB on 06/05/2014 16:31:52:

What clip?

The one you get when you click the green title Neil put up.

JasonB06/05/2014 17:45:49
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Just looked like a heading, did not think it was clickable.

Brian Baker 106/05/2014 18:12:45
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Very interesting, think that I went that year.

note the Buck & Hickman stand at the start.

If my memory serves me correctly, HMS Magpie was commanded by the Duke, and the model was later placed on display on board HMS Britannia, wonder if it is still there in Leith?

After this visit, the "Duke of Edinburgh" trophy was awarded, but I think it was a few years later.

The visit was reported in ME, and the then editor J N Maskelyn is to be seen showing the Duke the railway & Traction Engine Models.

regards

BB

Clive Hartland06/05/2014 18:21:31
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In the Model Engineer Exhibition of Aug. 1954 I submitted a set of tools which I had made in the Army Apprentice Curriculum. They won a Diploma of Merit signed by J M Maskilyne. Chief Judge. Goes on to say it was organised by Percival Marshall & Co ltd.

Clive

julian atkins06/05/2014 22:57:30
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thanks for that clip neil!

i have never seen J.N. Maskelyne on film before. the Duke of Edinburgh opened a couple of the London ME exhibitions.

cheers,

julian

Neil Wyatt07/05/2014 09:00:49
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We all can learn new things about the way this website works, Jason

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c07/05/2014 10:35:56
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No he didn't. He only opened the 1952 exhibition.

Chris.

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