03 February 2017
Toy specialist Retro Ronnie, who organises the regular Cirencester and Didcot toy and train fairs, have taken over the running of another event.
The company, made up of Tim Pearson and Ronnie Davies, will now also look after the Bristol Toy and Train Collectors Fair, which was previously run by Bulldog Fairs. The Bristol event was founded in 1975 and is one of the longest-running toy collectors’ fairs in the country.
For many years the event was staged at Bristol’s Temple Mead Station but relocated three years ago to the Abbeywood Community School near Bristol’s Parkway Station. Tim and Ronnie’s plan is to attract new exhibitors and to expand the variety of collectables on offer. The traditional stalls selling diecast and tinplate will remain while introducing new modern fields such as Action Man and TV and film items. “We see this as an exciting opportunity to expand into the West Country” Mr Davies said.
The first Retro Ronnie fair at Bristol was held on Sunday 5 February, with two further dates planned for later in the year. The next fairs at Cirencester will be on 26 February and 2 April, while the next Didcot event will be Sunday 2 April. For more details you can contact Ronnie on 07708 385061.