17 October 2017
Having seen the popularity of its existing fairs grow in recent years, Retro Ronnie Fairs has added a new event to its stable.
Having seen the popularity of its existing fairs grow in recent years, Retro Ronnie Fairs has added a new event to its stable. Due to be held in Swindon, this fair is not only new to Retro Ronnie, but also to the fair and swapmeet scene! Ronnie Davies said recently: ‘There is no other toy fair in the area so we decided to launch our own. Swindon Town Football club is a great venue and it will allow us to continue to grow’.
Retro Ronnie Fairs was founded by Tim Pearson and Ronnie Davies with the launch of their first fair at Cirencester’s Bingham Hall in January 2014.
Tim and Ronnie are both long-established toy dealers who understand their market. They recognised that there weren’t enough fairs to cater for the growing interest from collectors in vintage toys, or to offer dealers sufficient outlets for their stock – they decided that if nobody else was going to organise suitable events, then they would do it themselves.
The inaugural fair was a resounding success and helped to establish the event’s reputation for being one of the brightest and most exciting new fairs on the circuit. Not only did it attract a diverse cross section of dealers, but it also hit the right note with the collecting public as well, who arrived to browse through the thousands of items arrayed across the many stalls.
The new Swindon fair, which will be held on Sunday 7 January, will be based on the other Retro Ronnie events at Cirencester and Didcot. It will feature trains, diecast and action figures from the 1950s onwards. The doors will open at 10am, (early birds can get in from 8am) and visitors will be able to browse more than 100 tables. Further details can be found at www.retroronnie.com.
Collectors Gazette will be having a day out in Swindon so watch out for a show report coming early next year!