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October 2020

  • Add to Calendar 20201003 20201003 Europe/London - Our major Welsh show - the biggest in the Country - With some 130 tables supported by top traders from all over the UK in this fine venue. Cogan Railway Station (ATW) is alongside this venue with frequent services from all parts so why not travel by train Well lit, warm and with a great caterer present. VERY SADLY, THIS EVENT IS NOW CANCELLED. Penarth Leisure Centre, Andrew Road, Cogan, Cardiff Sat 3rd - Chris Dyer Fairs -  Cardiff Toy & Train Sale  - CANCELLED
    Penarth Leisure Centre, Andrew Road, Cogan, Cardiff
    EVENT CANCELLED - The Organisers have advised us that unfortunately this event has had to be CANCELLED due to the current National crisis.


  • Add to Calendar 20201003 20201003 Europe/London - Terrific venue for our Nottingham swapmeet. On the city ring road(A6514), junction with Aspley Lane(B690) -Close to M1 JN 25 or JN 26, good public transport, city bus route no.77(St. Margaret's church stop) Refreshments, Free parking. Well lit hall with excellent access. Earlybird available. Acc.U/16's free. Buying, selling or just having a nostalgic trip down 'Memory Lane'. A good variety of traders mean plenty of bargains with a good mix of rail and diecast. Bluecoat Academy, Aspley Lane, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire Sat 3rd - Townsend Toy & Train Fairs -  Nottingham Bluecoat Toy and Train Fair  - CANCELLED
    Bluecoat Academy, Aspley Lane, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
    EVENT CANCELLED - The Organisers have advised us that unfortunately this event has had to be CANCELLED due to the current National crisis.


  • Add to Calendar 20201004 20201004 Europe/London - Our great West Wales show in this excellent and large venue, close to the town and just off the main A40 dual-Carriageway westward (First slip-Road after B&Q). Massive free car parks, level and easy access and a good in-House cafe. This is a SUNDAY showand follows our major CARDIFF show which takes place on the previous day (Sat. 3rd. Ot. 2020) EVENT CANCELLED - the venue has been converted into a temporary hospital. Carmarthen Leisure Centre, Llansteffan Road, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire Sun 4th - Chris Dyer Fairs -  Carmarthen Toy & Train Sale  - CANCELLED
    Carmarthen Leisure Centre, Llansteffan Road, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire
    EVENT CANCELLED - The Organisers have advised us that unfortunately this event has had to be CANCELLED due to the current National crisis.


  • Add to Calendar 20201004 20201004 Europe/London - The event has been regrettably been cancelled due to the COVID -19 pandemic Needham Market Community Centre, School Street, Needham Market, Suffolk Sun 4th - Stowmarket Railway Club -  Toy and Model Collectors Fair  - CANCELLED
    Needham Market Community Centre, School Street, Needham Market, Suffolk
    EVENT CANCELLED - The Organisers have advised us that unfortunately this event has had to be CANCELLED due to the current National crisis.


  • Add to Calendar 20201004 20201004 Europe/London - Trains in popular brands and scales, diecast buses and lorries to scale and size, collectible vintage and classic toys. Good selection of books, and other toys dependant on stallholders as these vary at each event. U15 accompanied children free. Sweyne Park School, Sir Walter Raleigh Drive, Rayleigh, Essex Sun 4th - SRP Toyfairs -  Rayleigh Toy Fair  - CANCELLED
    Sweyne Park School, Sir Walter Raleigh Drive, Rayleigh, Essex
    EVENT CANCELLED - The Organisers have advised us that unfortunately this event has had to be CANCELLED due to the current National crisis.


  • Add to Calendar 20201010 20201010 Europe/London - The premier event for the Cumbria area. Full of model railways, collectable diecast, sci fi and lots more! Milton Hilltop Hotel, Hilltop Heights, London Road, Carlisle, Cumbria Sat 10th - Fleetwood Toy & Model -  Carlisle Toyfair  - CANCELLED
    Milton Hilltop Hotel, Hilltop Heights, London Road, Carlisle, Cumbria
    EVENT CANCELLED - The Organisers have advised us that unfortunately this event has had to be CANCELLED due to the current National crisis.


  • Add to Calendar 20201010 20201010 Europe/London - Trains in popular brands and scales, diecast buses and lorries to scale and size, collectible vintage and classic toys. Good selection of books, and other toys dependant on stallholders as these vary at each event. U15 accompanied children free. Reigate College, Rushworth Road, Reigate, Surrey Sat 10th - SRP Toyfairs -  Reigate Toyfair  - CANCELLED
    Reigate College, Rushworth Road, Reigate, Surrey
    EVENT CANCELLED - The Organisers have advised us that unfortunately this event has had to be CANCELLED due to the current National crisis.


  • Add to Calendar 20201011 20201011 Europe/London - Trains in popular brands and scales, diecast buses and lorries to scale and size, collectible vintage and classic toys. Good selection of books, and other toys dependent on stallholders as these vary at each event. U15 accompanied children free. Chartham Village Hall, Station Road, Chartham, Kent Sun 11th - SRP Toyfairs -  Chartham Toy and Model Train Fair  - CANCELLED
    Chartham Village Hall, Station Road, Chartham, Kent
    EVENT CANCELLED - The Organisers have advised us that unfortunately this event has had to be CANCELLED due to the current National crisis.


  • Add to Calendar 20201011 20201011 Europe/London - On sale will be a superb selection of new and old toys, trains, collectables, models, sci-Fi and much more. One Leisure St Ives, Burgess Hall, Westwood Road, St Ives, Cambridgeshire Sun 11th - J & J Fairs Ltd -  Toy and Train Collector's Fair  - CANCELLED
    One Leisure St Ives, Burgess Hall, Westwood Road, St Ives, Cambridgeshire
    EVENT CANCELLED - The Organisers have advised us that unfortunately this event has had to be CANCELLED due to the current National crisis.


  • Add to Calendar 20201013 20201013 Europe/London - We are hoping restrictions will allow us to hold this fair at the Community Centre HOWEVER please check with us before travelling. Hook Community Centre, Ravenscroft, Hook, Hampshire Tue 13th - Steven Clements Fairs -  Toy and Train Collectors Fair
    Hook Community Centre, Ravenscroft, Hook, Hampshire
    We are hoping restrictions will allow us to hold this fair at the Community Centre HOWEVER please check with us before travelling.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
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  • Add to Calendar 20201015 20201015 Europe/London - Thatcham For Reading and Newbury, great friendly evening toyfair for sales and swaps Easy free parking. All the normal popular scales of railway, road models and die-Cast, with other collectibles including tractors, books, ships, figurines, depending on trader avaliblity. Catholic Hall, Bath Road, Thatcham, Berkshire Thu 15th - Steven Clements Fairs -  Toy and Train Collectors Fair  - CANCELLED
    Catholic Hall, Bath Road, Thatcham, Berkshire
    EVENT CANCELLED - The Organisers have advised us that unfortunately this event has had to be CANCELLED due to unforeseen circumstances.


  • Add to Calendar 20201017 20201017 Europe/London - A traditional, friendly, British toy fair organised by collectors and hosted in the heart of rural West Sussex. Buy, sell and swap from a large range of toys old and new. Including Triang and Hornby trains of all gauges plus continental makes. Dinky, Corgi, Matchbox diecasts. Other toys including Meccano, Lego, action figures, comics, action figures and TV & film related merchandise plus lots more. Hot food and drinks available. Henfield Village Hall, High Street, Henfield, West Sussex Sat 17th - Model Car Mart -  Henfield Vintage Toy & Train Collectors Fair
    Henfield Village Hall, High Street, Henfield, West Sussex
    A traditional, friendly, British toy fair organised by collectors and hosted in the heart of rural West Sussex. Buy, sell and swap from a large range of toys old and new. Including Triang and Hornby trains of all gauges plus continental makes. Dinky, Corgi, Matchbox diecasts. Other toys including Meccano, Lego, action figures, comics, action figures and TV & film related merchandise plus lots more. Hot food and drinks available.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:30
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  • Add to Calendar 20201017 20201017 Europe/London - Big collector's event on the borders of England and North Wales. 80 tables. Loads of free car parking, good refreshments, level and easy access. Close to all of Wales and to the English Midlands, North West etc. Located just off the main A5 trunk route and one mile from Oswestry town centre and the preserved railways etc. Noted as a quality event. At the time of writing this event IS GOING AHEAD. The Pavilion, Oswestry Show Ground, Park Hall, Oswestry, Shropshire Sat 17th - Chris Dyer Fairs -  Oswestry Toy & Train Sale
    The Pavilion, Oswestry Show Ground, Park Hall, Oswestry, Shropshire
    Big collector's event on the borders of England and North Wales. 80 tables. Loads of free car parking, good refreshments, level and easy access. Close to all of Wales and to the English Midlands, North West etc. Located just off the main A5 trunk route and one mile from Oswestry town centre and the preserved railways etc. Noted as a quality event. At the time of writing this event IS GOING AHEAD.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:40
    Free Parking

  • Add to Calendar 20201017 20201017 Europe/London - Trains in popular brands and scales, diecast buses and lorries to scale and size, collectible vintage and classic toys. Good selection of books, and other toys dependent on stallholders as these vary at each event. U15 accompanied children free. North Romford Community Centre, 32 Clockhouse Lane, Romford, Essex Sat 17th - SRP Toyfairs -  Romford Toy Train and Model Collectors Fair  - CANCELLED
    North Romford Community Centre, 32 Clockhouse Lane, Romford, Essex
    EVENT CANCELLED - The Organisers have advised us that unfortunately this event has had to be CANCELLED due to the current National crisis.


  • Add to Calendar 20201018 20201018 Europe/London - The Aviation fair is held once a year and will give you access to the whole museum, and the fair. Subject to weather, the Viscount, Argosy, Vulcan, Hind & Victor nose will be open for inspection on the day of the fair. This event will feature aircraft related collectable items, on dozens of stalls including models, kits, printed matter including books, postcards, slides, photographs, tickets, DVDs and assorted memorabilia. Midland Air Museum, Coventry Airport, Baginton, West Midlands Sun 18th - Midland Air Museum (Coventry) -  Aviation Fair  - CANCELLED
    Midland Air Museum, Coventry Airport, Baginton, West Midlands
    EVENT CANCELLED - The Organisers have advised us that unfortunately this event has had to be CANCELLED due to the current National crisis.


  • Add to Calendar 20201018 20201018 Europe/London - Reading Toy fair and Exhibition (Incorporating Reading Vintage) will now have a far greater selection with both new and pre-Owned toys and models. With approximately 150 sales tables offering many great deals from many famous makers e.g. Dinky, Corgi, Matchbox, Hornby, Hornby-Dublo, Tri-ang, Trix, Bassett-Lowke, Bachmann etc. Over half of the tables selling model railway items. Plus Vintage layouts in OO , TT and 0 gauge and other working displays such as Meccano, Bayko, etc. Rivermead Leisure Centre, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire Sun 18th - Big Southern Promotions -  Reading Toyfair and Exhibition  - CANCELLED
    Rivermead Leisure Centre, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire
    EVENT CANCELLED - The Organisers have advised us that unfortunately this event has had to be CANCELLED due to unforeseen circumstances.


  • Add to Calendar 20201018 20201018 Europe/London - 250 stalls available with some of the countries top dealers in attendance selling the best in collectable toys. Many obsolete early tin plate toys and models available for sale, along with lots of obsolete Corgi and Dinky toys. Model Railway abundance, new and quality used. Also Sci-Fi, Lego, Transformers etc. Early Bird ticket from 8am £10.00. Wessex restaurant open for Breakfast and lunch. U16 free with full paying adult. Call us on 01373 452857 or 07917 126541 Royal Bath & West Showground, Castle Cary Road, Shepton Mallet, Somerset Sun 18th - Bulldog Fairs -  Shepton Mallet Toy Collectors Fair
    Royal Bath & West Showground, Castle Cary Road, Shepton Mallet, Somerset
    250 stalls available with some of the countries top dealers in attendance selling the best in collectable toys. Many obsolete early tin plate toys and models available for sale, along with lots of obsolete Corgi and Dinky toys. Model Railway abundance, new and quality used. Also Sci-Fi, Lego, Transformers etc. Early Bird ticket from 8am £10.00. Wessex restaurant open for Breakfast and lunch. U16 free with full paying adult. Call us on 01373 452857 or 07917 126541
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    CS
    Free Parking

  • Add to Calendar 20201018 20201018 Europe/London - Worthings finest single site display of trains and diecast from a multitude of vendors and dealers. Trains from Hornby , Bachman , Trix and Tri-Ang , Classix Base Toys and Corgi new and best pre-Owned diecasts. Classic and vintage toys dependent on dealers. Plenty of books on related subjects. U14 Accompanied children Free admission, single hall with two running classic loose lay train layouts running. Charmandean Centre, Forest Road, Worthing, West Sussex Sun 18th - SRP Toyfairs -  Worthing and Sussex Coast Toy and Train Collectors Fair  - CANCELLED
    Charmandean Centre, Forest Road, Worthing, West Sussex
    EVENT CANCELLED - The Organisers have advised us that unfortunately this event has had to be CANCELLED due to the current National crisis.


  • Add to Calendar 20201020 20201020 Europe/London - Wootton Bassetts dedicated evening toy and train collectors fair - Just off the High Street. Free parking and homemade catering! Memorial Hall, Station Road, Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire Tue 20th - Steven Clements Fairs -  Toy and Train Collectors Fair  - CANCELLED
    Memorial Hall, Station Road, Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire
    EVENT CANCELLED - The Organisers have advised us that unfortunately this event has had to be CANCELLED due to unforeseen circumstances.


  • Add to Calendar 20201024 20201024 Europe/London - On sale will be a superb selection of old and new toys, trains, models, sci-Fi, collectables and much more. Brentwood Leisure Centre, Doddinghurst Road, Brentwood, Essex Sat 24th - J & J Fairs Ltd -  Toy and Train Collector's Fair  - CANCELLED
    Brentwood Leisure Centre, Doddinghurst Road, Brentwood, Essex
    EVENT CANCELLED - The Organisers have advised us that unfortunately this event has had to be CANCELLED due to the current National crisis.


  • Add to Calendar 20201024 20201024 Europe/London - Over 100 tables selling all manner of transport collectables and memorabilia. Pudsey Civic Hall, Cote Lane, Pudsey, Leeds, West Yorkshire Sat 24th - The Samuel Ledgard Society -  Transport Collectors' Fair  - CANCELLED
    Pudsey Civic Hall, Cote Lane, Pudsey, Leeds, West Yorkshire
    EVENT CANCELLED - The Organisers have advised us that unfortunately this event has had to be CANCELLED due to the current National crisis.


  • Add to Calendar 20201025 20201025 Europe/London - Please see directions within the complex to direct you to the appropriate building Green Park, Stablebridge Road, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire Sun 25th - Joe Lock Model Railways -  Aston Clinton Toy & Train Fair  - CANCELLED
    Green Park, Stablebridge Road, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire
    EVENT CANCELLED - The Organisers have advised us that unfortunately this event has had to be CANCELLED due to the current National crisis.


  • Add to Calendar 20201025 20201025 Europe/London - Trains in popular brands and scales, diecast buses and lorries to scale and size, collectible vintage and classic toys. Good selection of books, and other toys dependent on stallholders as these vary at each event. U15 accompanied children free. Ditton Community Centre, Kiln Barn Road, Ditton, Kent Sun 25th - SRP Toyfairs -  Ditton Toy and Train Fair  - CANCELLED
    Ditton Community Centre, Kiln Barn Road, Ditton, Kent
    EVENT CANCELLED - The Organisers have advised us that unfortunately this event has had to be CANCELLED due to the current National crisis.


  • Add to Calendar 20201027 20201027 Europe/London - Small friendly Toy Fair with diecast and trains etc. Tea, coffee and cakes available. Kirkland and Catterall Memorial Hall, Corner of A6 and A586 - the Avenue, Churchtown Near Garstang, Lancashire Tue 27th - Garstang Toyfair
    Kirkland and Catterall Memorial Hall, Corner of A6 and A586 - the Avenue, Churchtown Near Garstang, Lancashire
    Small friendly Toy Fair with diecast and trains etc. Tea, coffee and cakes available.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:18
    Free Parking

  • Add to Calendar 20201027 20201027 Europe/London - Early entry available from 5pm £2. Stands selling tin plate and collectable toys, model railways, diecast models, teddies and dolls. Free parking - Refreshments available. Ironworks (Building 21) Elsecar Heritage Centre, Wath Road, Elsecar, Barsley, South Yorkshire Tue 27th - Newcomen Fairs Ltd -  Elsecar Toy Train & Doll Fair  - **Updated** - CANCELLED
    Ironworks (Building 21) Elsecar Heritage Centre, Wath Road, Elsecar, Barsley, South Yorkshire
    EVENT CANCELLED - The Organisers have advised us that unfortunately this event has had to be CANCELLED due to the current National crisis.


  • Add to Calendar 20201031 20201031 Europe/London - Trains in popular brands and scales, diecast buses and lorries to scale and size, collectible vintage and classic toys. Good selection of books, and other toys dependant on stallholders as these vary at each event. U15 accompanied children free. The Helena Romanes School, Parsonage Downs, Great Dunmow, Essex Sat 31st - SRP Toyfairs -  Great Dunmow Toyfair  - CANCELLED
    The Helena Romanes School, Parsonage Downs, Great Dunmow, Essex
    EVENT CANCELLED - The Organisers have advised us that unfortunately this event has had to be CANCELLED due to the current National crisis.


  • Add to Calendar 20201031 20201031 Europe/London - Our large and major event at this great South Wales venue. 90 tables, level and easy access, loads of parking and an excellent in-House cafe. The venue is located alongside the A470 dual-Carriageway which heads north from J32 of the M4 at Cardiff; also very close to the A465 Heads of the Valleys route, linking us to the western parts of Wales and the English Midlands.Sadly, the venue cannot now be used for this event due to the present medical situation. Merthyr Leisure Centre, Merthyr Leisure Village, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan Sat 31st - Chris Dyer Fairs -  Merthyr Tydfil Toy & Train Sale  - CANCELLED
    Merthyr Leisure Centre, Merthyr Leisure Village, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan
    EVENT CANCELLED - The Organisers have advised us that unfortunately this event has had to be CANCELLED due to the current National crisis.


  • Add to Calendar 20201031 20201031 Europe/London - The small and intimate fair for Cumbria. Look out for those early Christmas presents!! Or enjoy the beautiful scenery surrounding the venue. Crammed full of bargains galore! Not the hall is in Newbiggin NOT Stainton!! Newbiggin Village Hall, Newbiggin, Penrith, Cumbria Sat 31st - Fleetwood Toy & Model -  Penrith Toyfair  - CANCELLED
    Newbiggin Village Hall, Newbiggin, Penrith, Cumbria
    EVENT CANCELLED - The Organisers have advised us that unfortunately this event has had to be CANCELLED due to the current National crisis.


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