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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.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

News Views etc . . . Shows & Toy Fairs Forthcoming This Week

I will prepare pages for both shows/fairs and Auctions, as it takes a surprising amount of time to gather all this together, and it makes sense to keep it all in one place, duplicating each promoter's entry every time will become a fag! Forthcoming over the next week or so are;

Saturday 9th June 2018

Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair - Maidstone
Lockmedow Market Hall & Leisure Complex, Barker Road (Hart Street entrance), Maidstone, ME16 8LW
Tel. - 01622 298 159
Mob. - 01732 840 787
09:00 - 15:00hrs
Admission £2.50p, park & ride, pay and display parking, refreshments

Ray Heard Train & Toy Fairs - Exeter
Matford Centre, Matford Park Road, Exeter, EX2 8FD
Tel. - 01823 48 00 97
10:00 - 15:30hrs
Admission £2, free parking, refreshments

Tony Oaks Toy Fairs - Ludlow Toy & Train Collector's Fair
Ludlow Racecourse, Bromfield, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 2BT
Tel. - 01270 652 773
Mob. - 07825 631 323
10:30 - 14:00hrs
Admission £2, free parking

Malcolm Townsend - Nottingham Toy Fair
Mob. - 07951 072 790


Sunday 10th June 2018

Barry Potter / BP Fairs - 'Macron'
The Premier Suite, Macron Stadium, Bolton, Lancashire, BL6 6SF
Tel. - 01604 846 688
Mob. - 07966 527 177
Admission £3.50 (early-bird £7), OAP's £3, Children £1, free parking

Eastbourne Toy & Model Collectors Fair
East Dean Village Hall, East Dean, East Sussex, BN20 0DR
Tel. - 01323 899 879
Free Parking, refreshments, admission £1.50, under-12's free, just-off the main A259

SRP Toyfairs - Rayleigh
Sweyne Park School, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 9BZ
Tel. - 07739 998 012
10:00 - 14:00hrs

Steven Clements Fairs - Devizes
Corn Exchange, Market Place, SN10 1HS
Tel. - 01380 725 322
Mob. - 07958 101 891
10:00 - 14:00hrs
Free parking, café


Chris Dyer Fairs - Dublin Toy & Train Fair
(good venue for die-cast plunder I'm told)
The Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan Road, Dublin, Eire
Admission £4
Just off N11 trunk road


Next week

Tuesday 12th June

Steven Clements Fairs - Hook Evening Fair
Hook Community Centre, Hook, Hampshire, RG27 9NN (Near Basingrad!)
Tel. - 01380 725 322
Mob. - 07958 101 891
18:30 - 21:30hrs
New venue, free parking


Thursday 14th June

Joe Lock - Theydon Bois Evening Fair
Village Hall, Coppice Row, Theydon Bois, Essex, CM16 7ER
Mob. - 07866 641 215
Admission £1

Any show-promotors or venues wishing to be listed here or on a planned [near] future 'Show Dates' page should contact me on the eMail found down the left hand side of the homepage.

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