From Eddie Hill
Eddie Hill has shared the news that the North East Diecast Collectors club, based in Chester-Le-Street in County Durham in the United Kingdom, was closed down earlier this month. Formed in February 1985 it brought together collectors of all types of diecast model toys with monthly meetings and it had also sponsored Toyfairs in Chester-le-Street from time to time.
It is perhaps a sign of the times that clubs are closing as the number of members declines. Younger collectors do exist but they seem to be happier joining “virtual” clubs on Facebook and other Social Media platforms rather than joining established clubs.
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