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Welcome to the Toy & Train Collectors Fairs at Walsall Wood

25.01.2024 STOP PRESS - NEWS UPDATE

WELCOME TO OUR TOY FAIRS AT WALSALL WOOD

NEXT FAIR - SUNDAY 10th MARCH 2024

 

Following our recent Toy and Train Collectors Fair at the Oak Park Active Living Centre, Walsall Wood on Sunday 14th January 2024, the event continues to go from strength to strength with attandance increasing every time.    The remaining schedule of dates for 2024 are listed below.   We thank both our valued and loyal traders and customers who have attended our previous events and hope you will continue to do so in 2024.  Our next fair is now scheduled for Sunday 10th MARCH 2024.  see details below. 

 

Next Date :

SUNDAY 10th MARCH 2024 - 10.30AM - 3.00PM

 

we look forward to welcoming both Traders and Public

 

Admission and Stall Rents

have been held at 2020 prices.

 

Admissions:  Adults £2.00 - OAP'S £1.70 - Child £1.00

 

StallRents:- Traders From 8am -

1 Table £21.00 - 2 Tables £39.00 - 3 Tables £60.00

 

Regular Traders and those new to our events can book for any of the following dates of 2024.

  

 

 

Full schedule of dates for 2024

 

Sunday 10th March 2024 (only a few tables left)

Sunday 12th May 2024

Sunday 14th July 2024

Sunday 8th September 2024

Sunday 10th November 2024

 

Please Telephone: 01922 643385 or Email: transtar@talk21.com

 

Geoff and Linda Price

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A Few pictures from our November 2023 event are below - first ones are setting up and later when Toy Fair opened at 10.30am

NEWS UPDATE - 19TH MAY 2023

 

 

TRIBUTE TO ROY LYTHGOE

formerly of Gornal Wood, Dudley

 

On Tuesday 16th May, 2023 we were sadly informed of the death of our long-time friend Roy Lythgoe , formerly of Gornal Wood, Dudley, aged 83 years who was well known as both an exhibitor of various classic vehicles and as part of the "Transtar Events Team" for many many years.

 

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 Roy Lythgoe".

Pictures taken at our22nd January 2023 event - 

IMPORTANT NOTICE 

 

CAR PARKING at Oak Park Active Leisure Centre 

- 200 NEW ADDITIONAL SPACES ON UPPER CAR PARK - Follow the signs

 

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 or parking on double yellow lines 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- To access the additional parking for Oak Park Active Living Centre when you drive through the gate and onto the original car park 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.  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.

 

Thanks for your continued support.

 

Geoff and Linda Price

 

Email  transtar@talk21.com for availability of tables

 

NEWS UPDATE:

 

       

PRICE INCREASE ON ADMISSION FOR 2020

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

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: transtar@talk21.com 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

 

 

www.expressandstar.com%2Fnews%2F2015%2F08%2F18%2Fin-pictures-end-of-the-road-for-driving-force-behind-legendary-car-shows%

 

 

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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

WELCOME

 

 

 

 

W O W !!

 

DUDLEY CLASSIC CAR & TRANSPORT SHOW, HIMLEY HALL, DUDLEY

SUNDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER 2015

 

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

Walsall

West Midlands

WS5 3EL

Tel: 01922 643385

Email: transtar@talk21.com

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