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North East London Meccano Club

Running the website and exhibitions for a Meccano club in Hainault

The North East London Meccano Club is a small, friendly club that meets five times a year at Hainault Baptist Church in Essex.

The Hainault Hangout

Since 2013 I have organised the club’s annual Hainault Hangout exhibition, which while being open to the public and free for accompanied children, is primarily aimed at Meccano enthusiasts.

The exhibition occupies two halls and features models of all sizes, Meccano dealers, and a model railway layout. Exhibitors receive free drinks and entry into the exhibitor’s-only raffle, and can also enter several competitions to win Meccano prizes.

Poster for the Hainault Hangout 2017
Poster for the Hainault Hangout 2017

Website

The club’s website is built upon my own Content Management System (CMS), and utilises several of its features:

  • Online editing of static pages.
  • Automatically updated diary of events.
  • Photo and video galleries.
  • Secure online ordering of membership with PayPal or SagePay integration.
  • Customisable e-mail templates for order notifications, event reminders etc.
  • Automated mail-outs to subscribers featuring new galleries, events, news, etc.

The website homepage
The website homepage

A gallery page for the Hainault Hangout 2017
A gallery page for the Hainault Hangout 2017

Launched in February 2013 • Primary technologies: ASP.Net, MySQL, Microsoft Publisher