SOCIAL MEETING – 2nd April 2019

SOCIAL MEETING – 2nd April 2019

KING & CASTLE PUB. Just a reminder for the usual monthly Social Meeting – First Tuesday in Month. If you are interested then come along around 9pm at The King & Castle, Station Approach, Kidderminster.

There is some parking at the front of the pub and more in the Severn Valley Car Park to the right of the pub. Parking in the main British Rail car park to the left is NOT FREE.

Two photograps of the King & Castle pub shown below:


AGM – 16th November 2018

Held at the Lock Inn, Wolverley.

Friday November 16th November 2018.
7:30 for 8pm upstairs in the meeting room.

This is your chance to air your views and present any ideas that you may have for the Club!   So please do try to attend. If you wish items to be on the formal Agenda please let one of the committee know.  We look forward to seeing you on Friday 16th November.

Chairman:   Ray Manton        07500 82 82 80
Treasurer:   Steve Hurley       –
Secretary:    Ian Purcell           (Retiring)

1. Accounts Audit
Two volunteers to audit the Club Accounts at the end of the month ready for the AGM. As you may expect, the accounts are quite simple, guidance notes are provided and the task should only take about an hour.

2. Club Secretary
Whilst all committee members are of up for re-election at next months AGM, Ian Purcell, after many years on our Committee, has given notice that he will now be ‘retiring’ from the role. If you would like to offer your services in this capacity, then please let either Ian, Ray or myself know.

Steve Hurley (Treasurer)

General Data Protection Notice

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is new legislation which applies to all companies and organisations including clubs. This ruling must be implemented by 25th May 2018 in the form of a Privacy Policy Notice. Our Severn Spinners Club Committee have therefore drawn up a Privacy Policy Notice which maybe be viewed via the link below. This has also been circulated to our embers via email. All our Members are asked to look at this document carefully and we believe it should not be a problem for you to accept the terms which will apply. Any questions may be submitted to the Committee via the website Contact Form or directly to the Committee as per details on our membership card.  Thank you – Club Committee

The committee are taking the necessary steps to comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which becomes effective on the 25th May. As you may expect, this is not particularly complex for us and we have been assisted in the compliance process by the BMFA, providing advice and document templates for clubs. Accordingly, we have published a club Privacy Notice which requires a positive response from each individual.

Please read the attached notice and then respond with:


To pre-empt some questions I would add,

  1. a) We only hold the personal information contained within the Membership Application Form (Address, Telephone No, email address, Date of Birth, BMFA No, Signature)
  2. b) In future, anyone renewing their annual membership more than 3 months late will need to complete a ‘Member Details Form’ as we will have deleted their personal data from our records. This does NOT mean that they will need to re-apply for membership.

Steve Hurley – Hon. Treasurer


Sunday Morning 11th Feb 2018.
A nice sunny but COLD day did not stop four veteran fliers from meeting up at the field who in the end decided not to fly but instead to stand and have a natter.

But they were greeted by Pits devastation by our BADGER friends. The little blighters managed to dig up a considerable area of our PITS grass. However, apparently Morris Cookson came to the rescue and managed to level out where the grass had been dug up. What a STAR!

Our Electric Fence
This latest Badger incident does serve as a reminder to reassure us that our Electric Fence does a great job in protecting our flying patch. Dread to think of the damage that would have occurred last night without our Electric Fence.

Thank you to the Spinners Club Member Dave Kiteley for his sterling work maintaining our Electric Fence and also regularly charging up the batteries.

Website Content


Website Content
We are looking for old photographs of members at our flying field. Also any interesting information on model design building and any construction projects you have worked on both success and failure.

Photo Albums
If you have any old photo albums relating to the Severn Spinners Flying Club, would you please consider loaning to us for a few days. We will then scan these and publish as your private hobby album. Please view our existing Photo Gallery to view content already provided by Members.

Website Feedback
You are invited to visit our website – your constructive feedback plus content contribution will be very much appreciated.



David Vaughan
20/3/1930 – 26/2/2018

David was admired and loved by many; as an art teacher for many years at Bewdley Art School; as a world class designer and builder of model aeroplanes; and as a keen fly fisherman. He is survived by his wife Virginia, four children: Gwendolen, Amanda, Tamaris and Rollo; and three grandchildren.

As a long standing member of Kidderminster Oldington Flying Club, David was well known and respected by many local Aero model Enthusiasts including many members in our Severn Spinners Club. He was also known and respected far and wide from his published designs and scale model building.

Please see tribute article published in the RCME submitted by Rich Harris. We include photographs of David supplied by Mike Larlham with the words “Just found this photo showing Dave and one of his beautiful indoor model.”

STAN BOWEN – Funeral 8th Jan 2018

For those who knew Stan Bowen, his funeral service is on Monday the 8th January at the Crematorium in Kidderminster (on the Stourport Road heading towards Stourport it is on your left). Stan’s wife is planning on just having tea and coffee afterwards.
It was a lovely and moving service in Memory of Stan. He would have been pleased five Severn Spinners members were also there to represent the flying club and to pay their respects.