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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, October 19, 2018

News, Views Etc . . . Forthcoming Events

Seems to be easing off on the dates front after the late-summer/early-autumn's flurry, as we head into the cooler, damper days of late autumn, let's face it; Christmas is only nine and a bit weeks away!

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Toy Fairs

Saturday 20th October 2018

Hawkinge - SRP Toy Fairs
Hawkinge Community Centre, Heron Forstal Avenue, Hawkinge, Kent, CT18 7FT
Mob. - 07739 998 012 (Paula or Gerry)
10:00 - 14:00hrs
Admission unknown

Oswestry - Chris Dyer Fairs
The Pavillion, Owestry Showgrownd, Park Hall, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 4AS
Tel. - 01643 702 757
Mob. - 07966 694 579
10:30 - 15:00hrs
Admission £2

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Sunday 21st October 2018

Ashington - David Parsons - Toy & Train Collectors Fair
Ashington Community Centre, Foster Lane, Ashington, West Sussex, RH20 3PG
Tel. - 01424 846 676 (Pete)
Mob. - 07742 609 865
10:00 - 14:00hrs
 Admission unknown

Carlisle - Jim Corr
The Shepherds Inn,  Rosehill, Carlisle
Mob. - 07504 035 955
Full facilities

Chelmsford (Boreham) - SRP Toy Fairs
New Hall School, Generals Lane, White Heart Lane, Boreham, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 3HS
Mob. - 07739 998 012 (Paula or Gerry)
10:00 - 14:00hrs
Admission unknown

Cirencester - Retro Ronnie
Bingham Hall, King Street, Cirencester, Glousecstershire, GL7 1JT
Mob. I - 07708 385 061
Mob. II - 07900 266 427
10:00-hrs 'ill finish
Admission unknown, early bird (from 08:00hrs) unknown
Refreshments

Llandudno, Wales - Chris Dyer Fairs
Craig-y-Don Community Centre, Queens Road, Llandudno, Wales, LL30 1TE
Tel. - 01643 702 757
Mob. - 07966 694 579
10:30 - 15:00hrs
Admission £2

Plymouth - MP Simmonds - Plymouth Collectors Toy Fair (club event)
Jan Cutting Centre, Scott Business Park, Beacon Park Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL2 2PQ
Tel. - 01752 846 259
10:00 - 14:00hrs
Admission unknown
Car Parking, refreshments

Stafford - Barry Potter / BP Fairs - 'Stafford Showground'
The Preston & Argyle Suites, Stafford County Showground, Weston Road, Stafford, ST18 0BD
Tel. - 01604 846 688
Mob. - 07966 527 177
10.30 - 15.00hrs
Admission £4.00 (early-bird £8), OAP's £3.50, Children £1,
Free parking

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Auctions

Monday 22nd October 2018

Rayleigh - Staceys Auctioneers
Essex Auction Rooms, 37 Webster's Way, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 8JQ
Tel. - 01268 777 122

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Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Newbury - Special Auction Services (SAS)
81 Greenham Business Park, Newbury, West Berkshire, RG19 6HW
Tel: 01635 580595
Fax: 0871 714 6905
Fine Photographica

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Other Events

Sunday 21st October 2018

21st October 2018; A Living Heritage; Announcements; Brooklands Transportfest; Bus Museum Brooklands; Days Out In London; Exhibitions; Leyland RT Buses; London Bus Museum; London Charity; London Events; News; News Views Etc...; October 2018; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; The Leyland Story; ToysJune-034; Transportfest The Leyland Story;
Weighbridge / Brooklands - Brooklands Museum of Transport - 'Transportfest' The Leyland Story
London Bus Preservation Trust Ltd., Brooklands Road, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 0QS
Tel. - 01932 837 994

21st October 2018; A Living Heritage; Announcements; Brooklands Transportfest; Bus Museum Brooklands; Days Out In London; Exhibitions; Leyland RT Buses; London Bus Museum; London Charity; London Events; News; News Views Etc...; October 2018; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; The Leyland Story; ToysJune-034; Transportfest The Leyland Story;
Admission £13.50p, seniors & students £11.50p, children £7.00, or a family (2+2) ticket is available for £35.00, 2017 prices if bought in advance, museum and trust members free (and you can sign-up on the day)

Refreshments, near-site parking (postcode - KT13 0XP) - ring for details

Family attractions, balloon modelling, bus rides, trade stalls, vintage vehicles, children's entertainment, horse-drawn attractions, free entry to standard museum exhibits, static displays, auto-jumble &etc.

Registered Charity - No.1053383

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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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Jacques Cousteau With Recovered Artifacts From Beneath The Waves holding two antiquities of what appear to be Greek Bronzes of sportsmen or olympic athleates
Jacques Cousteau went to great-lengths to ensure TJF couldn't repost his figure-shit!

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