Meccano – Part of Maghull’s Frank Hornby heritage

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Seen in the Frank Hornby Room at Meadows Leisure Centre, Maghull, Liverpool, UK. The display cases belong to the Maghull based charity the Frank Hornby Trust. This model was made by Jim Gamble of Nottingham, a world expert on Meccano. Frank Hornby lived in Maghull most of his adult life and is the Town’s most famous resident.

If you are thinking of visiting Meadows Leisure Centre to look at the Hornby items on display please phone the Centre first as the room is multi-use and could well be inaccessible. Best to check first on when it will be open to the public.

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2 thoughts on “Meccano – Part of Maghull’s Frank Hornby heritage

  1. John Gleaves says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    Having seen the BBC’s Great British Railway Journeys,my interested has been whetted in visiting the Frank Hornby Heritage Centre.
    I would be grateful, therefoe, if you could advise me on the opening times for public visits.

    Yours faithfully,

    John Gleaves.

    • John presently our display cases are in a multi use room so I would not want you to turn up and it be busy. Best to call the Leisure Centre first to check (0151 288 6727) so they can tell you when the room is free to look at. This Sunday (21st Jan) we are having an open day when a Hornby tinplate model railway will be running in the Hornby Room as well. It runs from 11.30 to 5pm. One more thing to say is that our collection will be moving within Meadows Leisure Centre, probably during March/April, and access should be easier after that on weekdays. The Leisure Centre is on the A59 which passes right through Maghull at the junction with Hall Lane. It’s post code is L31 7BB. We are about 7 miles north of Liverpool. Hope that helps.

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