New Walmington Pier

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Why Walmington?

It was simple, just days before this layout's first exhibition it did not have a name and I had no idea what to call it.

Before the Tonbridge Model Railway Club's 2001 exhibition, I received a phone call from their exhibition committee telling me that a flu epidemic had knocked out some of their visiting exhibitors and was asked if I could bring this pier tramway layout along? I was initially hesitant due to its minimal operation but agreed.

Now it came to the name of this layout - I didn't have a clue what to call it and during our conversation, the theme from the TV comedy series 'Dad's Army' was heard on our respective televisions, as Dad's Army was based in the fictitious town of Walmington-on-Sea, we agreed to call the layout 'Walmington Pier Tramway' - it's original name.

The rest is history!!!