CTV Royal Wootton Bassett Swap-meet 3 weeks to go on 3rd Dec 23
Just a prompt for the members of this forum who may not see it elsewhere.
The BVWS Royal Wootton Bassett Swapmeet and Auction - 3rd December 2023
Event held in the Memorial Hall, Station Road, Royal Wootton Bassett. SN4 8EN
Stall holder entry for setting up at 9.00am
Visitor entry at 9.30am
Main Auction starts at 12.30pm
Hot food and drinks served all day.
On-site parking for 40 cars plus on street parking all around the area.
Approx. 25 tables of items available by private sellers.
Bring & Buy tables in the annex with a 10% commission to the BVWATM charity.
BVWS Capacitors and De-Oxit sales table in the annex with books and magazines as well.
Contact: Mike Barker via this forum or 01380-860787 after 6pm.
Stall holder booking forms were sent out with the Autumn BVWS Bulletin but if you have not got it then contact me asap to secure yours.
You do not have to book tickets in advance, just pay at the door on the day.
We have regular visitors from as far as Cornwall and Scotland and even Collectors from across the channel are to be seen filling their vehicles with goodies from the auction.
I will be there and I hope to see as many members as possible.
Is this open to us non-members of the BVWS?
It is open to non members and you can buy on the stalls and bring and buy but you need to be a member to bid in the auction which takes place in the afternoon. You can join on the day if you like what you see. It is usually a well attended event with plenty to see and do.
I hope to see you there.
Thanks for the clarification Chris.
I wait for the auction list to go up on the BVWS website before I decide to go as it's a long way for me to drive if there isn't much that interests me. The weather also has a bearing on my decision.
I remember one December a few years back when the country had been brought to an almost halt by heavy snow. It had mostly cleared from the main roads by the time of the RWB meeting and there were no problems driving there. The snow in the car park however was still very deep and presented a real challenge, many members got their cars stuck and trying to move them was very perilous! Especially given the age of most members. My car was well and truly stuck by the time I came to leave but luckily there was some bags of sand (or grit?) at the back of the carpark which the use of one enabled me eventually to get the car out.
I don't buy much in any case these days as like most collectors, my house and workshop is fairly full!
I'm going to give it a miss this time, The weather warnings are putting me off. I'm too worried about driving home in freezing conditions in the dark! It is a fairly long run from here.
Have a good day everyone!