Club History

The club was formed in January 1976 as IPMS Thames Valley at the scout hut in Cookham by 4 local IPMS members.

We stayed there until the mid 1980's, then moved to the small room in Liston Hall, Marlow until the mid 1990's we then moved for a couple of years to the Community Hall in Well End near Bourne End.

This proved unsuitable and so we then moved back to the main Liston Hall in Marlow in the late 1990's, where we are to this present date.

There are 33 members on the register of which 18 are IPMS members.

We exhibit at many model shows throughout the United Kingdom, culminating in the main show at the IPMS national championships at Telford in November, where several members have won major awards including the late Peter Cooke who was once National Champion with his incredible scratch built aircraft creations mainly in 1/24 scale.

Photo from 1990

This is Fred Turner, one of the founder members of Thames Valley scale Model Club, which one of the trophies in our annual competition for best RAF aircraft is named after. 

Below is a selection of old press cuttings from local newspaper reports showing Thames Valley Scale Model Club members past and present. 

Keith Sherwood
Article and photo from 1985

Keith Sherwood
Article and photo from 2001

Steve Abbey
Article and photo from 2001

Top left, Alister Chapman. Top right, Keith Sherwood. Bottom left, Nick Peppiatt.
Bottom right,  Lauri Wright, Tony Bamford, Richard, Edgar Brookes, Ian Garnett
Article and photo  from September 25th 1981

Peter Cooke
Article and photo from 1981