After much consideration we have decided to close Solent Railwayana Auctions from the end of 2017. It has been a painful decision as Nigel had put so much hard work into the auction over the years to make it a successful business and now without him at the helm it seems the only sensible course of action for us.

We would like to thank all those who have been closely involved with the auction especially the vendors, the customers, the stall holders and the loyal team members who have made the auction run so smoothly for the last 16 years. A special mention to Geoff Hewetson the longest serving member of the team who worked for Alan Tonks before Nigel took over! That's loyalty.

Thanks also go to our accountant Frances, our bookkeeper Tina, our web site manager Garry and to Chris who looks after the domain. Not forgetting Colette and Sarah who fed us all so well.

It's been hard work for us all but we've loved doing it.

If you have any queries about items left with Solent please do not hesitate to get in touch on the 01489 574029 or 07810 716467 or email You will be able to collect your items at anytime and will not be affected by the business closure.

Thank you to everyone who has supported Solent and we hope to see you at other Railwayana events in the future.

Mariella, Charlotte and Moira.

Mariella and family would like to inform you that the donations received in Nigel's memory amounted to £465.30. The sum £232.65 has been passed to both SSAFA The Armed Forces Charity and to The British Heart Foundation. Please accept our sincere thanks to everyone who contributed to this magnificent sum.


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