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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, October 12, 2018

News, Views Etc . . . Forthcoming Events

It rolls around quickly enough; this Friday malarky! Another bumper crop of shows this weekend, not so many Auctions in the next week, unless you know better . . .

. . . but if you do and you haven't told me about it, it won't be here will it!

One of the 'Midlands Posse' emailed me to point out that it was the Birmingham Toy Soldier Show last weekend and I didn't list it, but there was nothing in my sources and nothing in my eMail; so it didn't get a listing! As it's all metal, and all glossy-mag' Ad's now, I guess they are advertising elsewhere to other 'types'!?

In the meantime; that I know of . . .

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Toy Fairs

Saturday 13th October 2018
Bristol (North) - Chris Dyer Fairs
BAWA Health & Leisure Centre, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RG
Web. - www.chrisdyerfairs.co.uk
Tel. - 01643 702 757
Mob. - 07966 694 579
10:30 - 15:00
Admission £2.00

Chester - Tony Oaks Toy Fairs
The Cheshire Country Club Sports Club, Plas Newton Lane, Upton, Cheshire, CH2 1PR
Tel. - 01270 652 773
Mob. - 07825 631 323
10:30 - 14:30hrs
Admission £2.00
Free Parking

Nottingham - Townsend Toy & Train Fairs (Malcolm Townsend, evening fair)
Bluecoat Academy, Nottingham, NG8 5GY
Mob. - 07951 072 790
10:00 - 14:00hrs
Admission unknown, accompanied under-16's free
Light refreshments
Free Parking

Plymouth - Events Frontier - 'Devcon' Sci-fi and Comics Convention (day 1 of 2)
Plymouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 2BJ
Mob. - 07508 548 938

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Sunday 14th October 2018

Coventry - Barry Potter / BP Fairs
The Connexion, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Coventry, CV8 3FL
Tel. - 01604 846 688
Mob. - 07966 527 177
10:30 - 15:00hrs
Admission £3, seniors £2.50p, children £1, eraly bird (from 08:00hrs) £6
Free parking

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

Leigh - Barry Stockton - Train & Toy Collectors fair
Leigh Sports Centre, Sale Way, Leigh, WN12 0HQ
Web. - http://barrystocktonfairs.co.uk/
Tel. - 01513 343 362

Plymouth - Events Frontier - 'Devcon' Sci-fi and Comics Convention (day 1 of 2)
Plymouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 2BJ
Mob. - 07508 548 938

Wincanton - Toytrac - 'Toytrac 2018' Model Farming Show
Wincanton Racecourse, Old Hill, Wincanton, Somerset, BA9 8BJ (venue)
27 Mayflower Court, Highbridge, Somerset TA93BQ, GB (promoter)
 
Tel. - 01278 785 295
Sponsored by Britains Farm Toys (Tomy)
Can be found on Twitter and The Facebook

Worthing  - SRP Toyfairs
Charmandean Centre, Forest Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN14 9HS
Tel. - 07739 998 012 (Paula or Gerry)
10:00 - 14:00hrs

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Tuesday 16th October 2018

Wootton Basset - Steven Clements Fairs - Wootton Basset Evening Fair
Memorial Hall, Station Road, Wootton Basset, Wiltshire, SN4 7EN
Tel. - 01380 725 322
Mob. - 07958 101 891
18:30 - 20:30hrs
Café
Free parking

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Thursday 18th October 2018

Thatcham - Steven Clements (evening fair)
Thatcham Catholic Hall, Bath Road, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG18 3AG
Tel. - 01380 725 322
Mob. - 07958 101 891
18:30 - 20:30hrs
Refreshments,
Free parking

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Auctions

Reminder - Today
Ledbury - John Goodwin
3-7 New Street, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 2DX
Tel. - 07968 694 746 (11th and 12th October only)
Viewing - Thursday 11th October 15:00-19:00hrs and morning of sale from 08:00hrs
Sale starts 10:00hrs - finish.
Trains, ephemera and advertising goods

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Monday 15th October

Lewis - Wallis and Wallis
West Street Galleries, Lewis, Sussex, BN7 2NJ
Tel. - 01273 480 208
Fax. - 01273 476 562

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Tuesday 16th October

Ludlow - Mullock's Specialist Auctioneers and Valuers
Ludlow Racecourse, Bromfield, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 2BT
Mullock's
01694 771 771

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Thursday 18th October

Newbury - Special Auction Services (SAS)
81 Greenham Business Park, Newbury, West Berkshire, RG19 6HW
Tel: 01635 580595
Fax: 0871 714 6905
Express Music and Entertainment
(not sure if this is happening, check before travel)

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Thursday 18th  AND  Friday 19th October 2018

Stockton-on-Tees - Vectis (2-day sale)
Fleck Way, Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees, TS17 9JZ
01642 750 616
Thursday 18th - general toy sale
Friday 19th - trains/model railway sale

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Other Events

Saturday 13th October 2018

Announcements; Auction News; Events; Miscellaneous; News Views Etc...; NLETE; North London & Essex Tramspost Events; Show Dates; Show News; Show Reports; Show Times; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Theydon Bois; Toy Fairs; Transport Bazaar; Vintage Bus Displays;
Theydon Bois - North London & Essex Transport Events (NLETE) - Transport Bazaar & Vintage Bus Displays
Theydon Bois Village Hall, Coppice Row, Essex, CMI6 7ER
11:00 - 15:30hrs
Admission £3.00, accompanied children free
Free rides around Epping Forest.
No public car parking, refreshments, stalls etc . . .

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Saturday 13th AND Sunday 14th October 2018

Announcements; Auction News; Events; Great Electric Train Show; Hornby Magazine; Key Events; Milton Keynes; Miscellaneous; News Views Etc...; October 13th/14th; Show Dates; Show News; Show Reports; Show Times; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Toy Fairs;
Milton Keynes - Key Events - The Great Electric Train Show
Arena Milton Keynes, Stadium Way, Milton Keynes, MK1 1ST
Tel. - 01780 480 404
Sponsored by Hornby Magazine
New venue

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Thursday 18th October - Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Announcements; Auction News; Beano; Beano Comic; DC Comics; DC Thompson; DCT Dundee; Dennis the Menace; Events; Gnasher; Leicestershire; Loogabarooga Festival; Loughborough; Miscellaneous; News Views Etc...; Show Dates; Show News; Show Reports; Show Times; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Toy Fairs;
Loughborough - Various Events/Promoters - 'Loogabarooga Festival'
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Highlights include;
- 80 years of the Beano comic
- Comic Art by J.P. Reynolds (at the Charnwood Museum)
- Illustration Workshops
- Public Readings
- Vintage Book Fairs (with an 's'!), and other activities. The umbrella event celebrates illustration in publishing.

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If you are an event promoter/show curator/auctioneer and you want your toy, model, collectable or popular-/youth-culture type sale/exhibition/event listed here - FOR FREE - or linked to; please eMail me -

maverickatlarge[at]hotmail[dot]com

- stating the date/s of the event, address of event, contact details, opening/viewing times, admission pricing and any other relevant facts/details or features - parking, travel notes, disability access, availability of refreshments, event subject matter &etc.

And please mention any flyer-art or poster-/leaflet-scans but send by separate eMail, in case they go to the 'junk' folder, from where they can be recovered and marked safe, but only if I know they're there!

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Announcements; Auction News; Events; Lego Minifigs; Lego Star Wars; Miscellaneous; News Views Etc...; Show Dates; Show News; Show Reports; Show Times; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Star Wars Toys; Toy Fairs;
 Random shit off the internet!

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