From time to time fellow members and myself have been asked for information regarding the origin and pursuits of the Sutton Coldfield Model Engineering Society. This potted history assembled by Frank Whitehead provides most of the answers. I am happy to write this foreword since reading the draft copy has revived many happy memories associated with this absorbing and diverse hobby. This history shows how people from many walks of life come together with a common interest to promote and develop craftsmanship and practical skills, which may be passed from generation to generation. I am sure that all members of the Sutton Coldfield Model Engineering Society, are indebted to Frank for his painstaking research in assembling the historical detail of the Society. I commend this history to members, future members and all who are interested in reproducing miniature working replicas of any mechanical or electrical item imaginable. For us "old-uns" it makes interesting and nostalgic reading.
Stan Jones President (1997)
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