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Horsley Bank is the work of Stephen Howe and won the York Trophy, voted for by those who attended the show as the most interesting, entertaining and worthy of merit. It is a very small, but exquisite model packed with interest. More details are in the Guide.

This layout was begun nearly 14 years ago, when I was living in exile in Yorkshire, as an experiment to see if a workable P4 model could be produced in a minimum space. It represents a typical glimpse of the industrial West Riding before the 1939-45 War;
grimy textile mills, factories and terrace houses jostle for space in the cramped claustrophobia of the area known as the ‘Heavy
Woollen District’ between Dewsbury, Batley and Bradford.

Once, a network of freight-only industrial railways served these industries bringing in raw materials and taking away the finished products. Now very few traditional textile industries remain in the West Riding, and the face of the industrial landscape has changed
almost beyond recognition. The model tries to capture a little of the unique gritty atmosphere which has been swept away by the redevelopment
of the area. 

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Left & centre:
Gordon Ashton

Right:
Chris Mitchell

 
 

Left:
David Brandreth

Centre:
Chris Mitchell

Right:
David Brandreth

 
 
Left, centre, right:
David Brandreth
 
 
Left, centre, right:
David Brandreth
         
Left, centre, right:
David Brandreth
         
Left, centre, right:
David Brandreth
 
 
Left, centre, right:
David Brandreth
 
 

Left & right:
David Brandreth

Centre:
Philip Hall

 
 

Left:
Nick T Smith

Centre:
Gordon Ashton

Right:
Philip Hall