02 September 2011
The first Toy Collectors Fair at Donington Park for more than two years will take place on Sunday 9th October. ...
The first Toy Collectors Fair at Donington Park for more than two years will take place on Sunday 9th October.
After months of uncertainty over the venue following a failed bid to move Formula 1 racing to Donington, the venue’s future is finally secure. The Exhibition Centre has now been fully restored and everything put back in place for the first fair this October.
Ellis Potter of BP Fairs is very much looking forward to getting back to Donington: “Since the Exhibition Centre was closed two years ago we quickly discovered how many people were missing the fair. The number of people asking us about it was just incredible and, to be honest, for a long time we had no real answers to give them.
“All that changed when we were told six months ago that the Exhibition Centre was definitely going to be re-opened and we were given the green light to get the fair going again.
“The response from stallholders has been great both from those who were regulars before and from many new faces as well. We will certainly have a hall packed to the rafters in October.”
Among the 500 stalls of toys and trains, visitors to the fair will find dozens of stands full of advertising collectables such as old signs, shop display cards, posters, old tins and bottles, all of which will be a regular feature at Donington from now on.
Close to junction 23A of the M1 and with free car parking, the first new Donington fair, and the only one this year, is on Sunday 9th October.
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