NEXT TOY FAIR DATE: SUNDAY 16th SEPTEMBER 2018
CAR PARKING at Oak Park Active Leisure Centre
Please note that as recently as last week 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. Extra car parking is available on the old Leisure Centre site off Lichfield Road, Walsall Wood which is only two minutes walk down the pathway. Alternatively you can use on street parking where applicable in the area.
We do not want to see our customers receive parking tickets so please be alert.
A new car park is planned on the old Leisure Centre site which will give ample parking in the future but this is only in the planning stages at the moment and is not expected to be in operation for several months.
We will keep you informed. Thanks for your continued support.
Geoff and Linda Price
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Email email@example.com for availability of tables
Dates for 2018 - All now Confirmed - Put these in your diary now.
Sunday 7th January 2018 Sunday 18th March 2018 Sunday 13th May 2018
Sunday 16th September 2018
Sunday 18th November 2018
THERE WILL BE NO PRICE INCREASES IN 2018
All stall rents and admissions prices will remain as in 2017 - therefore no increase for 2018. We look forward to your continued support.
Geoff and Linda Price
DON'T MISS !!
THE NEXT TOY & TRAIN COLLECTORS FAIR at Oak Park Active Living Centre, Coppice Road, Walsall Wood, WS8 7DQ on SUNDAY 13TH MAY 2018 - Doors open 10.30am - 3.00pm
See Ann Evans two page report and pictures below from our event in the May 2017 issue of Collectors Gazette.
Since moving to the new larger hall in September 2016 we have held our original 2016 charges for the first two events in the new hall which have not sen an increase of either table rents or admission charges since January 2012. An achievement which we do not think any other organiser within the UK could say they have done. However we do need to increase both our table rents and Admission charges to the event from 1st January 2017.
Therefore please note we have tried to keep the increases to an absolute minimum and they still represent excellent value compared to similar size fairs elsewhere in the country.
From 1st January 2017 the following charges will apply.
Table rents will be £21.00 per single table - 2 tables will be £39.00
For more than 2 tables please request information.
Admission Charges from 1st January 2017
Adults £1.80 - Senior Citizens £1.50 - Child £1.00
For future reference the new postal address is Oak Park Active Living Centre, Coppice Road, Walsall Wood, Walsall, WS8 7DG - Telephone: 01922 652266. Additional parking for visitors can still be used on the old car park off the Lichfield Road as well as the venues new car park. You will see the building from the old car park easily and it is only approximately 2 minutes walk.
This new venue is the beginning of a new era for our Toy & Train Fair which has been going for 26 years. A brand new larger and brighter sports hall which will enable us in the future to take a few more traders and offer more space giving comfort for both visitors and traders.
See the Toy Fair page for pictures of the new sports hall.
DATES FOR 2017 -
Sunday 12th NOVEMBER 2017
2018 Dates to be Confirmed shortly - watch this space.
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
PLEASE NOTE: Past Exhibitors/Traders or any general enquiries regarding the former Transtar Promotions Classic Car & Transport Shows must be sent direct to the new organisers Gemini Events - details as below.
Details for contacting Gemini Events for the 2017 events are: www.classicmotorshows.co.uk - Their office number is: 0845 879 1028
Personnel at Gemini are:
Stephen Smith, Sandra Smith and Amelia Barrett-Smith
Details/entry forms are already available from Gemini Events by visiting their website at: www.classicmotorshows.co.uk
See the Express & Star Feature on Geoff and Linda by clicking on the link below
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.
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 are handing over a strong legacy to Gemini Events and trust they will be able to continue to achieve for many years to come what we have started. We leave the Classic Car event scene with some amazing memories and lots of friends and acquaintances gained over the past 40+ years.
All the best to everyone for the future.
Geoff and Linda Price