About Me

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No Fixed Abode, Home Counties, United Kingdom
I’m a 51-year-old Aspergic CAD-Monkey. Sardonic, cynical and with the political leanings of a social reformer, I’m also a toy and model figure collector, particularly interested in the history of plastics and plastic toys. Other interests are history, current affairs, modern art, and architecture, gardening and natural history. I love plain chocolate, fireworks and trees but I don’t hug them, I do hug kittens. I hate ignorance, when it can be avoided, so I hate the 'educational' establishment and pity the millions they’ve failed with teaching-to-test and rote 'learning' and I hate the short-sighted stupidity of the entire ruling/industrial elite, with their planet destroying fascism and added “buy-one-get-one-free”. I also have no time for fools and little time for the false crap we're all supposed to pretend we haven't noticed, or the games we're supposed to play. I will 'bite the hand that feeds' to remind it why it feeds.

Friday, June 22, 2018

News, Views Etc . . . Forthcoming Events

Toy Fair dates first;

Saturday 23 June (tomorrow)

Chris Dyer Fairs - Carmarthen
Carmathen Leisure Centre, Llansteffan Road, Johntown, Carmarthen, Wales, SA31 3NQ
Web. - www.chrisdyerfairs.co.uk
Tel. - 01643 702 757
Mob. - 07966 694 579
10:30 - 15:00hrs
Admission £2

Clement Fairs - Gloucester
Churchdown Community Centre, RG27 9NN
eMail: clementfairs@aol.com (Steven Clements)
01380 725 322
10:00 - 14:00hrs
Refreshments available

Sunday 24th June

SRP Toyfairs - Orpington
Crofton Halls, Orpington, Kent, BR6 8PR
Web. - www.srptoyfairs1.co.uk
eMail: srptoys1@hotmail.co.uk
Tel. - 07739 998 012
10:00 - 14:00hrs

Ray Heard Train & Toy Fairs - Newton Abbot
Newton Abbot Racecourse, Devon, TQ12 3AF
Tel. - 01823 48 00 97
10:00 - 15:30hrs
Admission £2, free parking, refreshments

Joe Lock Fairs - Catterick Garrison
Mob. - 07866 641 215
Admission £1

J&J Fairs - Huntingdon
International Indoor Areana, Kings Bush Centre, Wood Green Animal Shelters, London Road, Godmanchester, PE29 2NH
Web. - www.j-jwebbtoyfairs.com
eMail - jandjfairs@virginmedia.com
Tel. - 01522 880 383 (J & J Webb)
10:00 - 14:30hrs
Admission £3, Seniors £2.50p, 1st Child £2

Bulldog Fairs - Shepton Mallet
Royal Bath & West Showground, BA4 6QN
Web. - www.bulldogfairs.com
eMail - bulldogfairs@aol.com
Tel. - 01373 452 857
Mob. - 07917 125 641
10:30 - 14:30hrs
Adults £4, under 16's free if accompanied, early-bird (from 08:30hrs) £10.

Tuesday 26th June

Janet Pearson - Garstang Evening Fair
Kirkland & Catterall Memorial Hall, PR3 0HR
01282 439 009
18:00 - Finnish



Saturday 23rd June (tomorrow)

Northgate Auctions - Newark
17 Northgate, Newark, Nottingham, NG24 1EX
Web. - www.northgateauctionroomsnewark.co.uk
eMail - auctions@northgateauctionroomsnewark.co.uk
Tel. - 01636 605 905
Fax. - 01636 612 607
Mixed toys, vintage and modern

Charity Auction in aid of the Community of the Resurrection - Mirfield
Community of the Resurrection, Stocks Bank Road, Mirfield, WF14 0BN
Web. - www.mirfield.org.uk
eMail - jgribben@mirfield.org.uk

Tuesday 26th June

Vectis - Stockton-on-Tees
Fleck Way, Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees, TS17 9JZ
Web. - www.vectis.co.uk
eMail - admin@vectis.co.uk
01642 750 616
General military & civilian figure sale

Thursday 28th June

M&M Auctions - On-line (www.the-saleroom.com) [Lincolnshire]
3 Orchard Close, Saracens Head, Holbeach, Lincolnshire, PE12 8AR
Web. - www.mm-auctions.com
eMail - info@mm-auctions.com
Tel. - 01406 422 848
A collection of Dinky pre-war vehicles and aeroplanes

Sheffield Auction Gallery - Sheffield
Windsor Road, Heeley, Sheffield, S8 8UB
Web. - www.sheffieldauctiongallery.com
eMail - jmorgan@sheffieldauctiongallery.com
Tel. - 0114 281 6161
Viewing Wednesday 27th 10:00 - 16:45 & on sale day from 08:30
Featuring live steam, die-cast and a collection of Range Rovers


Other Events

Sunday 24th June

London Bus Museum - 'Brooklands; On the Buses'
London Bus Preservation Trust, Brooklands Road, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 0QS
Web. - www.londonbusmuseum.com
Tel. - 01932 837 994
Admission - adults £13.50p, students/seniors £11.50p, children £7, family tickets £35
Bus rides & vehicle displays, trade stalls, children's entertainment including balloon modelling, Punch and Judy &etc. Refreshments, near-site parking (KT13 0XP) - ring for details.
Registered Charity - No.1053383


Brian Artillery said...

Reading your quick bio, I must admit that I agree with everything you say. I'm a few years older, and my tolerance for ignorance and stupidity hovers somwhere below zero.I collect unfashionable action figures, and items that made me very happy in the 1960's and 1970's.

Hugh Walter said...

I shall look for you on the barricades Brian; we can watch each-others 'six'!!