The West Midland Military Show
Thank you for visiting the WMMS website. Hopefully it will contain all the basic information about where we are, and who will be attending.
The WMMS is now in its 36th year and is the largest one day show in the midlands area. The 2012 show attracted over 1000 visitors and participants.
The show consists of a trade fair of around 50+ stands, 25+ demonstration and participation games. We also have a good military modelling attendance along with various re-enactment groups
You will find a list of traders and demo games etc elsewhere on the site. These will be updated at regular intervals during the new year as late traders are confirmed, and layout plans are finalised.
Aldersley Leisure Village is a modern venue which caters for numerous sports, including, football, hockey, athletics, cycling and small bore rifle shooting. It was also a training facility for the 2012 Olympic Games.
The main hall is one of the largest in the Midlands allowing good access, and ensuring a comfortable amount of room for all our visitors on a single level. Disabled access is excellent. There is a baby changing room for our very young visitors!
Parking is free. Hot drinks and snacks are available in the foyer. The licensed bar will also serve food from 11:00am. Please see your show day programme for up to date information on services available.
WMMS: A Brief History
The West Midland Military Modelling Show origins stretch back into the 1970s. Alumwell has been home to wargamers and modellers for considerable time. During the 1970s David Bickley and Phil Robinson steadily built the Show up into one of the Midlands most popular one-day events. From the mid-1980s to baton was passed to Paul Yates and David Jarman who continued to expand the show as its popularity grew.
However Alumwell School was becoming more and more run down. Facilities were being withdrawn, and the parking situation chronic.
It became evident that if the show was to continue, a new venue must be found.
Aldersley Leisure Village in Wolverhampton looked a good prospect. A large modern venue with better than average facilities, not too far from the motorway network. So it was with a deep breath that the 2005 Show moved to Aldersley.
After a few years finding its feet, the event is now firmly established as the biggest one day show in the West Midlands. Total attendance is now over the 1000 mark once again. We still have scope to expand and improve the show year on year. So hopefully 2013 will have new and more varied exhibits, and more traders for you.
Next years Show will be on Sunday 10th March 2013