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SWING

Small and Wonderful Industrial and Narrow Gauge

The model railway exhibition of the South Downs Group of
The 7mm Narrow Gauge Association

Roll of Honour

At our exhibition, we give out two awards. The first, the John Hayward Trophy was instigated in 2010 in honour of one of our founder members, John Hayward who sadly passed away early in that year. He is sorely missed. This award is awarded to the best layout in the show as voted for by the visitors.

The second commemorates another member who we lost in the next year, 2011, Ernie House. We have a shield in his memory which is also awarded to the best layout in the show but as voted for by the exhibitors and traders.

Although these are worthy winners, everyone of them will admit that it was a hard fought race. So while we do honour the winners, we also honour all those who also sacrifice their time to share their beautiful layouts with us.


The award winners have been :-
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2010
 John Hayward Shield - The Selsey Tramway (0) by Keith Smith
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2011
John Hayward Shield - The Corris (009) by Rod Allcock and friends
Ernie House Trophy - The Corris (009) by Rod Allcock and friends
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2012
John Hayward Shield - The Loop (0 and 016.5) by Giles Favell
Ernie House Trophy - The Loop (0 and 016.5) by Giles Favell
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2013
John Hayward Shield - Orestone Quay (00) Burgess Hill MRC
**John Hayward Shield - Simply Narrow Gauge (0n30) by Keith Willows**
(The above were joint winners)
Ernie House Trophy - End of the Line (0 and 0n14) by Giles Favell
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2014
John Hayward Shield - Boot - Owd Ratty - (1/4" scale) by Peter Kazer
Ernie House Trophy - Boot - Southwold 1922 - (OOn3) by Stewart Green
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2015
John Hayward Shield - Bottle Kiln Lane (OO9) – John Thorne
Ernie House Trophy - Melinau’r Abaty (O16.5) – Chris Featherstone
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We were saddened to hear that Keith Willows, the joint winner of the John Hayward award in 2013 with his beautifully built and unusual round On30 model "Simply Narrow Gauge" passed away in the following year. He was also a member of the Surrey Group of the 7mmNGA with whom we have a close relationship.The video of his layout is presented below in his memory. We will all miss seeing your skills and handiwork Keith.
Video Courtesy of Mark Madhava Griffiths YouTube Collection