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Welcome to the Toy & Train Collectors Fairs at Walsall Wood

17.11.2021 - STOP PRESS - NEWS UPDATE - 



We are pleased to announce that at long last we have now finalised and agreed dates for our Toy & Train Collectors Fairs to recommence at the Oak Park Active Living Centre, Walsall Wood for 2022.


The venue has for several months now been used as a most vital Vaccination Centre for COVID-19 Injections for the people of Walsall and surrounding areas.  However we understand this will change at the end of December this year (2021) but as they will need to remove all the specialist kit that has been brought into the sports hall and we need a lead in time for advertising/promotion etc we have agreed to restart our Toy and Train Fairs from March 2022 and in order to compensate for loosing our usual January spot we have put another fair into July 2022.  The dates therefore planned and agreed at this moment in time are as below.


Sunday 6th March 2022


Sunday 15th May 2022


Sunday 17th July 2022


Sunday 11th September 2022


Sunday 20th November 2022


As we have previously said the stall rents and admission prices will remain the same as before COVID-19 started back in March 2020.  Stall rents are £21 for one table - £39 for two tables - Admission Prices for Public are: Adults £2.00 - Seniors £1.70 - Children £1.00. Doors open 10.30am - 3pm


We know our regular traders and visitors have been very disappointed that we had not as yet been allowed to start up again but we are now looking forward more than ever to the 6th March 2022 when we will kickstart back into action once again.  


Anyone who wishes to provisonally book a table please email us with your details including phone number and requirements to  


Thanking you once again for your past and continued support in these most frustrating times.


Geoff and Linda Price

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Further to previous updates unfortunately we have to inform you that the proposed date for 21st November 2021 is again CANCELLED due to the fact that the Local Authority have decided to continue to use the Leisure Centre for the booster COVID19 Vaccinations which is expected to go on until December.  


2022 - We are hoping to return as usual to our normal five Toy and Train Fair Events at Walsall Wood  and we are currently planning our schedule of dates.  We are pleased to inform all our traders and visitors that the stall rents and admissions will remain the same as before COVID started in March 2020.  As soon as we have acceptance of our final schedule we will upload it onto the website.  We are hoping to continue with dates in January, March, May, September and November 2022.  We are sure you are as disappointed as we are that we have not been allowed to start up again as yet but we promise to do so as soon as we can.  This is very frustrating for everyone involved.


Geoff and Linda Price


Email for availability of tables






Unfortunately with ever increasing costs of putting events on after three years in the new centre we have had to put a slight increase on the Admission Prices for 2020. Therefore as from the 5th January 2020 toy fair  Adults will be £2.00 - Seniors/OAPS will be £1.70 and Children will remain at £1.00.  


Stall rents will remain at the same level as in 2019.


We will still be the best value for money against other similar Toy Fair events.  We look forward to your continued support throughout 2020 and beyond.


Geoff and Linda Price



CAR PARKING at Oak Park Active Leisure Centre 

- 200 NEW ADDITIONAL SPACES completed on the site September 2019


Please note that as since May 2018 a new policy has been introduced on the car park at the Leisure Centre.  Will all visitors please make sure that they are parked appropriately in the parking bays between the lines as we understand checks are being made by wardens and anyone found to not be parking correctly are likely to receive a ticket.  Please note that parking is actually free but you must park correctly.   


We do not want to see our customers receive parking tickets so please be alert.  


New additional car parking now completed and open - To access the additional parking for Oak Park Active Living Centre when you drive through the gate and onto the original car parking head for the far side where you will see a link road that goes up past the astro turf and then at the top it opens out to approx 200 parking spaces.   You can only access this by coming in to the leisure centre entrance  although you can see it from the old car park adjacent to the KFC from the Lichfield Road as well.  Hopefully all the problems we have been  having with lack of space will now be resolved.  Once parked on this additional area you can quickly walk down on the pathway on the lefthand side and it will bring you directly to the main entrance of the centre.


Further parking on the old car park next to KFC off the Lichfield Road is also still available for anyone coming from that direction and again is just a short walk down to the centre.  Alternatively you can use on street parking where applicable in the area.


We thank all our customers/visitors  for their patience and co-operation over the last few months whilst the new additional car parking was being made.


Thanks for your continued support.


Geoff and Linda Price

NEWS UPDATE  - December 2018


BILL WHITTAKER well known Coach Operator  from West Bromwich along with his Miniature General Buses and keen collector of models


On Friday 23rd November 2018 we were sadly informed of the sudden death of our long-time friend Bill Whittaker, aged 78 years, who was well known in the area for his Coaches and Miniature General Buses.  Bill supported all our events and particularly Sandwell his ‘local’ show. Bill also became part of the scene at Sandwell Park Farm, West Bromwich, for many years throughout the summer months giving rides to children on his little General Buses.   Bill was also a keen collector of model buses and attended many of our toy collectors fairs.  Collectors will remember the Corgi Bedford OB “Whittakers” which was issued some years ago and we ourselves produced a Limited Edition - Whittakers LLedo LP15 and LP17 Single deck and Double Deck Buses which were released at the Sandwell Historic Vehicle Shows.

A full tribute with photographs is on this site – go to Geoff & Linda Guinness Model Bus Collection link at the top of this page and then on the side panel click on “Tribute to Bill Whittaker”.   

18th March 2018 - Thank you to all the Traders and Public who turned up today Sunday 18th March 2018 to the Toy & Train Collectors Fair at a very snowy Walsall Wood.  Traders who were unable to attend due to the attrocious weather in their area please confirm your bookings as soon as possible for the next event by either emailing us at: or telephoning on 01922 643385.


We managed to  continue with the event during difficult conditions outside.


Your support was greatly appreciated and we look forward to seeing you all again on the 13th May 2018 when we hope for better weather.  See below newspaper report and pictures which appeared in the Walsall Advertiser on the 22nd March 2018.  It is sad to report that on the 29th March the Walsall Advertiser ceased publication.


Geoff and Linda Price 


See Ann Evans two page report and pictures below from our event in the May 2017 issue of Collectors Gazette.

For pictures and details of the Walsall Mayor's visit to see the Model Bus Collection please go to the Geoff and Linda Price Guinness World Record Model Bus Collection page link above and then to the News page


See the Express & Star Feature on Geoff and Linda by clicking on the link below




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L-R Roy, Alan, Richard, Domonic,Nick, Andy, Richard L, Mitchell,Nicola - Front: Glenda, Geoff, Linda, Amanda - End of an Era - The final team picture at the end of our Himley Hall, Dudley Show






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Many thanks to all our traders/exhibitors and the public for the tremendous support we had at our event at Dudley Classic Car event on the 6th September 2015.  The weather was perfect resulting in a good day out for all.


"What a day to remember for us - Cakes, Cards, Gifts, Drinks, Flowers - A memory book full of lovely comments - The End of an Era"


A huge thank you for all the goodwill messages from the hundreds of individuals and clubs at our Dudley event.  Apologies to those of you we could not get to but a perfect end to 44 years of classic car shows for us.    We are unable to respond personally to all the hundreds of messages we have received but some of the comments will be on a special website page - The End of an Era (link on the side panel)


A particular thank you to all our staff past and present over the years including Amanda in the rally control, Nicola for her help with administration and work on the show days, the marshalls, family members who have supported us throughout the years along with the caterers, security, first aid  as well as the host venues for their assistance and co-operation for the smooth running of the events and all the public supporters over the years. 


Finally thanks to our two wonderful boys Nick and Richard who have seen the events grow from start to finish and had to put up with all the ups and downs of working with outdoor events all their life - getting up at 6am in the morning with long days whatever the weather.   We leave the Classic Car event scene with some amazing memories and lots of friends and acquaintances gained over the past 44years.


All the best to everyone for the future.


Geoff and Linda Price



Contact Details

Geoff and Linda Price
9 Newquay Road  

Park Hall


West Midlands


Tel: 01922 643385


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