On Tuesday evening we launched Cherry’s Model Engines in the Manufacturing Room of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Overlooking St. James’ Park, the building houses several of Cherry Hill’s models and she is one of only two fellows of the institution, so this was a fitting location for the event.
The attendees included prestigious figures from the model engineering world, with some having travelled from as far afield as Cumbria to be there. Of course, Cherry herself was there (before flying back to Florida the next day!) and very much in demand – everybody wanted her to sign their copy of the book. Two of the smaller models were on display in the room, and a video played in the background showing Cherry not only making the models, but also the models running once completed.
David gave a wonderful speech about his admiration for Cherry’s work and how he came to write the book, including some lovely words about the process of publishing with Robert Hale Ltd.
Cherry’s Model Engines: The Story of the Remarkable Cherry Hill, by David Carpenter, is out now and available to buy from all good booksellers.