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The History of PECO and Pecorama (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 8 March 2024 at 2:30 pm

£3 – £4

A talk by Derek Boswell.

PECO was founded in 1946 by Sidney and Claudine Pritchard. Sidney was a model train enthusiast who designed a coupling that he sold to Hornby. PECO started in Branscombe and after periods in Sidmouth and Seaton, moved to Beer in 1971. It now concentrates its manufacturing skills on producing trackwork for model railway enthusiasts. The PECO site has become an important tourist attraction, with a Model Railway Exhibition, beautiful gardens and is the home of the 7.25 inch gauge passenger-carrying Beer Heights Light Railway. Join us for a fascinating talk on PECO and its history.

Photo courtesy of Derek Boswell

DA members £3, non-members £4, by card (preferred) or cash at the door.

Details

Date:
Fri. 8 March 2024
Time:
2:30 pm
Cost:
£3 – £4
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Organiser

East Devon Branch
Email:
eastdevon@devonassoc.org.uk

Venue

Manor Pavilion Theatre
Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP
Website:
https://www.manorpavilion.com/