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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:24 pm 
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Having stuck my neck out in staging the Great West Christmas Programme and Memorabilia Fare at Bath City FC, the Mayday Trust Park, Twerton, BA2 1DB on Monday December 30 (10.30am-1.30pm), I'm hoping it will attract widespread support from collectors from throughout the West Country and South Wales.
It will be the largest Fair to be staged in the region for several years, and is relatively easy to reach from the M4, Bristol, Swindon etc.
Up North they have the Sheffield and Manchester Fairs over the holiday period and I’m hoping it may be possible for us down South to have this new Fair operating successfully alongside the New Year Fair in London.
The twelve exhibiting stall-holders are:
• Michael Hewitt Programmes: One of the country’s leading full-time dealers, based in Leeds, Michael and Alex specialise in Leeds United, Big Match and unusual overseas items. Their professionalism and full- time standing within the business will ensure they will also offer a wide selection of programmes with a West Country and Welsh flavour. Website: www.michaelhewittprogrammes.com
• Sportingold: Probably the UK’s largest sporting memorabilia auctioneer, with eight auctions held every year, covering football and all other sports. Chris Williams has an impressive range of rare and vintage material. He will have catalogues available and also be happy to discuss the possibilities of buying/selling at future auctions etc. Website: www.sportingold.co.uk
• John Dee Football Collectables: Another of the UK’s longest established and respected dealers, Northampton-based John and Teresa have a wide variety of programmes, handbooks and other football collectables, including much of interest to West and Welsh collectors. Website: www.johndeefc.co.uk
• Soccer History: Lincoln-based Ian and Donald Nannestad produce a comprehensive quarterly magazine devoted to the history of the world’s greatest game. Website: www.soccer-history.co.uk
• Nostalgia On-Line: Andrew Punshon is Berkshire-based, and will be selling mainly programmes, books and fridge magnets. Website: www.nostalgia-online.co.uk
• Terry’s Badges: Terry Hall from Oxfordshire offers a huge selection of badges, especially Non-League. Also can make quality enamel badges to specific requirements. Website: www.terrysbades.co.uk
• Tom Roe: Lytham St Annes-based Tom offers a fascinating array of prestigious collectable display items, cards, autographed pictures etc..
• Mike Jay: Well-known Bristol Rovers historian, author and collector, Mike is another local collector taking the opportunity to showcase some of his attractive array of programmes and memorabilia.
• Bath City Supporters Club: Will have plenty of Bath City programmes and memorabilia available plus a wide selection of League and Non-League items.
• Chris Jordan: A well-known West-country Non-League collector, Chris is taking the opportunity to showcase some of his attractive array of programmes and memorabilia.
• Mark Addicott: Mark is a local collector with a possible Bristol City bias who will have some attractive items of mainly memorabilia on offer.
• Westward Programmes: I began selling programmes just over a year ago. Although Plymouth-based I can be seen at numerous Fairs throughout the country.
Dealers with websites will be happy to bring along anything from their website which collectors may like to view, or to bring along orders to save on postage. Contact the dealer in advance so they can bring such items to the Fair.
The Mayday Trust Park is a first class venue, with ample free parking, and a comfortable bar area is at everyone’s disposal to enjoy a drink, sit down and chat.
Admission is only 50p for adults, under-18’s free. All adult patrons will be entered into a FREE raffle, with three prizes of a bottle of wine each (to be drawn at 12 noon).
Anyone with any queries should contact me on 01752-773039 or email [email protected]. I will probably be able to accommodate any dealers or collectors who want to make a last minute application for a stall.

SUGGESTED ROUTES TO BATH CITY FC, MAYDAY TRUST PARK, TWERTON, BATH, BA2 1DB:
FROM M4 (Junction 1Cool:
Leave M4 at Junction 18 and join A46 (signposted Bath A46)
After approx. 8 miles take left hand lane (signposted Bath A4)
At roundabout take 3rd exit (signposted Bath A4)
After approx. 1 mile at traffic lights turn left (signposted Through Traffic A36)
At traffic lights at T-Junction, turn left (signposted Bristol A4)
At next T-junction, turn right (signposted Through Traffic)
At major roundabout take 2nd exit (signposted Bristol A4)
Continue for approx. 1 mile after passing Sainsburys Supermarket (on right)
At traffic lights (adjacent McDonalds) turn left through a railway arch (signposted Haycombe Crematorium)
Continue past rank of shops (on left), then turn left (adjacent Morrisons Local).
The entrance to Mayday Trust Park is on the left.

FROM BRISTOL (A4):
Proceed from Bristol along the A4 (signposted Bath)
On outskirts of Bath at traffic lights bear right (signposted A4 Bath route for goods vehicles, Chippenham A4, Warminster A36)
After approx. 1 mile, turn left onto an unmarked road through a railway arch.
Continue forward for approx. half mile then at rank of shops (opposite Morrisons Local) turn right.
The entrance to Mayday Trust Park is on the left.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 5:05 pm 
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I'm pleased to advise that we are being joined by a thirteenth stall-holder , Andrew Murray.
A long-established and respected Southampton-based dealer, Saints fan Andrew and his wife Anna specialises in the south-coast clubs but will also have a wide variety of clubs available. Contact details: [email protected]; phone: 07702-588275.
I am delighted to have so many leading dealers present - it makes it the largest Fair to be held in the South West and South Wales for several years.
Many of the dealers are travelling hundreds of miles to be there - I do hope they are rewarded by a good attendance of collectors from the region.
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I list below some of the vintage programmes I will be bringing to the Fair.
PRE-WAR:
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR: 32/33 v BRADFORD PARK AVE (4pp, excellent condition apart from feint vertical and horizontal folds, a very small tear along the horizontal fold and some minor creases in one corner) £40, v BRADFORD CITY (4pp, excellent condition apart from feint vertical and horizontal folds and some small nicks on edges, text not affected) £40,
33/34 v NEWCASTLE UNITED (4pp, excellent condition apart from a feint vertical fold and a neatly written team changes) £40,
v BRISTOL CITY (4pp, excellent condition apart from a feint vertical fold and a small nick on the edge of the front cover) £40,
PRE-1950’s:
ARSENAL: 48/49 v NEWCASTLE UNITED (Good condition apart from team changes written neatly on centre pages) £14, v MANCHESTER CITY (Good condition apart from team changes, score and scorers written neatly on centre pages) £14, v DERBY COUNTY (Excellent condition, no obvious defects) £15, v SHEFFIELD UNITED (Good condition apart from vertical centre fold; team changes, score and scorers neatly written on centre pages) £12, v SUNDERLAND (Good condition apart from feint vertical fold; team changes, score and scorers neatly written on centre pages) £12, v MIDDLESBROUGH (Excellent condition, no obvious defects) £15, v BLACKPOOL (Excellent condition, no obvious defects) £15, v PORTSMOUTH (Good condition apart from name on front, score and scorers neatly written on centre pages) £12, 49/50 v BURNLEY (Excellent condition apart from cover being detached and half-time scores written in pencil and two small marks on rear cover) £12, v WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS (Good condition apart from feint vertical and horizontal folds and small nicks on edges) £12, v DERBY COUNTY
(Excellent condition, apart from minor speck marks on front cover and slight creasing, no other obvious defects) £12
ASTON VILLA: 45/46 v PLYMOUTH ARGYLE (Excellent condition, no obvious faults) £24, 46/47 v DERBY COUNTY (Excellent condition, apart from spine showing signs of being bound, no other defects) £20, 49/50 v WEST BROM RES / DERBY COUNTY (2 in 1, Good condition apart from minor tears, feint horizontal and vertical folds and neatly written team changes) £12,
BARNSLEY: 47/48 v DONCASTER ROVERS (Excellent condition, no obvious defects) £18
BIRMINGHAM CITY: 47/48 v PLYMOUTH ARGYLE (Good condition, apart from one minor restoration repair) £18, 49/50 v PORTSMOUTH (Good condition apart from feint vertical and horizontal folds and staple missing) £12
BOURNEMOUTH: 47/48 v EXETER CITY (Excellent condition apart from feint horizontal fold) £18, v BRISTOL ROVERS (Excellent condition apart from several very small stains) £18
BRENTFORD: 45/46 v TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (Worn condition with neatly-written score on front, feint horizontal and vertical fold, several small holes along folds, small nicks and tears along edges) £12 v SOUTHAMPTON (Christmas Day, worn condition with three feint horizontal folds and one vertical fold, small tears and minute holes along two of the horizontal folds, some slight creases and a few small nicks) £14, v TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (FA Cup, good condition apart from neatly written team changes) £22, v ASTON VILLA (Good condition apart from feint vertical and horizontal folds, neatly-written team changes, some minute holes on page 3 along fold lines and minor nicks and creases on front edge) £16, v ARSENAL (Good condition apart from feint vertical and horizontal folds and neatly-written score on front) £22, v CHARLTON ATHLETIC (Good condition apart from feint vertical and horizontal folds and neatly-written score on front) £22, v LUTON TOWN (Good condition apart from a small nick and crease at top of the spine) £22, 47/48 v PLYMOUTH ARGYLE (Excellent condition, no obvious defects) £18, v BURY (Excellent condition apart from a small tear at the top of the spine) £18, 48/49 v LINCOLN CITY (Good condition apart from a feint vertical fold and slight fading of the paper) £14, 49/50 v PLYMOUTH ARGYLE (Excellent condition apart from feint horizontal and vertical fold0 £12,
CHARLTON ATHLETIC: 47/48 v BLACKBURN ROVERS (Excellent condition apart from one small tear) £18, v CHELSEA (Excellent condition apart from several small nicks, a neat pencil team changeand small tears near the staple) £18, 49/50 v BIRMINGHAM CITY (Excellent condition apart from feint horizontal fold) £10,
CHELSEA: 45/46 v BIRMINGHAM CITY (Good condition apart from a tiny torn hole at the foot, a feint horizontal fold and neatly written team changes) £20, 46/47 v WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS (Excellent condition apart from feint vertical and horizontal folds, score written on team page and small split on spine) £20, 47/48 v BOLTON WANDERERS (Excellent condition apart from small spine split) £18, 48/49 v DERBY COUNTY (Excellent condition, no obvious defects) £16, 49/50 v STOKE CITY (Good condition apart from two punched holes and neatly written team changes) £10, v DERBY COUNTY (Excellent condition, apart from minor rust marks, no other obvious defects) £12,
CHESTERFIELD: 46/47 v PLYMOUTH ARGYLE (Good condition apart from feint vertical and horizontal folds; no other obvious faults) £20
CRYSTAL PALACE: 48/49 v SWINDON TOWN (Excellent condition, no obvious defects) £16
DERBY COUNTY: 47/48 v MANCHESTER CITY (Excellent condition apart from feint vertical and horizontal folds) £18, v ASTON VILLA (Excellent condition apart from neatly-written score on front, changes on team panel and half-time scores) £18
DONCASTER ROVERS: 47/48 v PLYMOUTH ARGYLE (Excellent condition apart from neatly-written pencil team changes) £18,
EVERTON: 46/47 v PRESTON (Excellent condition apart from feint horizontal and vertical folds) £20, 47/48 v HUDDERSFIELD (Excellent condition apart from minor staple rust) £18
FULHAM: 45/46 v PLYMOUTH ARGYLE (Excellent condition apart from two horizontal folds, with a very minor tear along at the edge of one fold; no writing or other defects) £24, 46/47 v PLYMOUTH ARGYLE (Excellent condition apart from neatly written scores on half-time and fixtures panels) £19, 47/48 v PLYMOUTH ARGYLE (CHRISTMAS DAY, Excellent condition apart from neatly-written pencil score on team panel) £18, 48/49 v PLYMOUTH ARGYLE (Excellent condition apart from feint horizontal and vertical folds, score written on front and team changes) £14, 49/50 v ARSENAL ( Excellent condition apart from small tear bottom corner of front cover) £10, v ARSENAL ( Excellent condition apart from small marks on front cover and team page and a small tear on back cover) £10, v CHELSEA (Excellent condition apart from match details neatly written on team page) £12, v CHELSEA (Excellent condition, apart from feint horizontal and vertical folds) £12 v WOLVERHAMPON WANDERERS (Good condition, apart from feint horizontal and vertical folds, name and score written neatly in ink on front and team change in pencil) £11,
FULHAM RESERVES: 49/50 v PORTSMOUTH RES (F. Comb. Cup, reasonable condition apart from score neatly written, a few minor tears at the edges and some feint creases) £12
HUDDERSFIELD TOWN: 47/48 v PRESTON NORTH END (Excellent condition apart from two minor marks close to the spine on the front cover) £18
HUDDERSFIELD TOWN RESERVES: 49/50 v STOKE CITY RES (Good condition apart from team changes neatly written on team page) £12, 50/51 v ASTON VILLA RES (Excellent condition apart from two minor rust marks on back cover) £10
HULL CITY: 46/47v GRIMSBY TOWN (Excellent condition apart from feint horizontal fold) £20, 47/48 v STOCKPORT COUNTY (Excellent condition apart from a feint vertical fold and minor rust on staples) £18, v HALIFAX TOWN (Excellent condition apart from score written on front) £18, 49/50 v COVENTRY CITY (Excellent condition apart from feint vertical and horizontal folds) £12, v BARNSLEY (Excellent condition apart from feint vertical and horizontal folds) £12, v PRESTON NORTH END (Excellent condition apart from feint vertical fold and small holes where staples have been removed) £11, v LEEDS UNITED (Excellent condition apart from date and number written on back cover) £12
LEYTON ORIENT: 47/48 v SWINDON TOWN (Excellent condition apart from two minute tears) £18,
LIVERPOOL: 47/48 v MIDDLESBROUGH (Good condition apart from feint horizontal fold and minor scuff marks; players include Paisley, Liddell, Mannion and Hardwick) £20, 49/50 v BLACKBURN (FAC, excellent condition apart from score and scorers neatly written) £14,
LUTON TOWN: 47/48 v BURY (Excellent condition apart from feint vertical fold and staple removed) £18
MANCHESTER CITY: 44/45 v HUDDERSFIELD (Good condition apart from minute holes a junction of vertical and horizontal folds, and scorers and team changes written neatly on team page) £24; 46/47 (Christmas Day) v PLYMOUTH ARGYLE (Fragile condition with feint horizontal and vertical folds, a hole where staple missing, a partial spine split, grubby back cover, but no writing and all text easily readable) £20; 47/48 v GRIMSBY TOWN (Excellent condition apart from feint vertical and horizontal folds) £18
MILLWALL: 47/48 v LEICESTER CITY (Excellent condition, no obvious defects) £18,
PLYMOUTH ARGYLE: 47/48 v BRENTFORD (Good condition apart from repaired spine and neatly written team changes on team panel) £14, v FULHAM (Good condition apart from minor crease on cover, neatly written team changes, mild staple rust and a small stain on the front cover) £18, v LUTON (FAC) (Excellent condition, no obvious defects) £19; v WEST BROMWICH ALBION (Good condition apart from neatly written score on front cover and changes on team panel, plus feint horizontal and vertical folds) £18, 48/49 v BURY (Excellent condition apart from staple missing and minor rust marks) £18; v NOTTS COUNTY (FAC, Excellent condition, no obvious defects) £16, v BRENTORD (Good condition apart from feint vertical and vertical folds) £20,
QUEENS PARK RANGERS: 47/48 v WALSALL (Excellent condition apart from feint vertical and horizontal folds) £18, 48/49 v PLYMOUTH ARGYLE (Excellent condition apart from slight staple rust) £14, v PLYMOUTH ARGYLE (Excellent condition, no obvious defects apart from minor staple rust) £12, v GRIMSBY TOWN (Good condition apart from minor creasing) £14, 49/50 v SWANSEA TOWN (Excellent condition; no obvious faults) £12,
Q. P. R. RESERVES: 49/50 v LUTON TOWN (Good condition apart from feint vertical and horizontal folds, four small tears professionally repaired and a few tiny marks, no writing or other obvious defects) £9
SHEFFIELD UNITED: 45/46 v STOKE CITY (Good condition apart from slight smudging of black in on front cover, a feint horizontal fold and two tiny tears) £20, 46/47 v GRIMSBY TOWN (Excellent condition apart from stain on corner of front) £20,
SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY: 45/46 v BLACKBURN ROVERS (Good condition apart from one minor spine tear and a feint horizontal fold) £20, v YORK CITY (Good condition apart from a feint horizontal fold and minor creasing) £20, 46/47 v BLACKPOOL (FAC; Good condition apart from feint horizontal and vertical folds plus a small tear at top corner of front cover) £20, 47/48 v COVENTRY CITY (Good condition apart from feint horizontal fold) £18
SOUTHAMPTON: 47/48 v PLYMOUTH ARGYLE (Single sheet in good condition apart from a feint horizontal fold and a tiny unobtrusive tear) £15, 48/49 v PLYMOUTH ARGYLE (4pp in excellent condition apart from a feint vertical fold, no other obvious defects) £15
SOUTHEND RES 49/50 v BRIGHTON RES (Good condition apart from small rust stains, staple removed and feint vertical and horizontal folds) £12,
STOCKPORT COUNTY: 47/48 v SHREWSBURY TOWN (FAC, 4pp in fragile condition, with feint horizontal and vertical folds, plus minor holes and tears, but only writing is score on team panel and all text easily readable) £17,
TORQUAY UNITED: 47/48 v EXETER CITY (Excellent condition, no obvious defects) £18, v BRISTOL ROVERS (Excellent condition, no obvious defects) £18
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 48/49 v BRADFORD PARK AVENUE (Good condition apart from feint horizontal fold and neatly written half-time scores) £15,
WATFORD: 50/51 v PLYMOUTH ARGYLE (Fragile condition, no writing but has horizontal fold and several small tears) £5
WEST HAM UNITED: 47/48 v SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY (Excellent condition, no obvious defects) £18,
WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS: 47/48 v BLACKBURN ROVERS (Good condition apart from feint vertical and horizontal folds,
and a minor tear on back cover) £17, v ASTON VILLA (Good condition apart from feint vertical and horizontal folds and pencil team changes and score on team panel and match details on back cover) £15, 49/50 v NEWCASTLE (Good condition apart from a feint vertical fold plus neatly written name on front, team change and scorers) £10
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:32 pm 
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Just to keep everyone up-to-date, there has been a late change to the list of stall-holders - Mike Jay has regrettably had to drop out due to a family commitment, but his place will be taken by his friend Colin Davis, who has a large number of programmes from the two Bristols as well as general League clubs for sale.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:16 pm 
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Be there if you can! And if you cannot come yourself, try to encourage friends to attend:
Largest major event in the region for several years! Thirteen stall-holders present.
Monday December 30, 2013
BATH CITY FOOTBALL CLUB
MAYDAY TRUST PARK, TWERTON, BATH. BA2 1DB
GREAT VENUE (Just off A36 Lower Bristol Road) FREE PARKING
10.30am – 1.30pm Admission 50p, Under-18’s FREE
All adult patrons entered into a free raffle, with three prizes of a bottle of wine each (to be drawn at 12 noon).
Hot and cold drinks and refreshments on sale throughout
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:42 am 
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I will be there, looking forward to it.
Anyone else going from Bristol?
Could give you a lift if you are my way. (BS16)
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:16 am 
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Hi all,

I doubt if it would be possible to remove any 40's/50's Newport "wants" from my list,but might go along to support the event.

Will have to check train times to Bath.

Cheers,

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:23 am 
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I should like to place on record my appreciation to all the dealers and collectors who supported the Fair at Bath yesterday.
The attendance of around 40 was slightly disappointing, but the positive feedback I received from collectors shows they were pleased with the service provided by the stall-holders.
On the basis that perseverance pays, I am tempted to try to organise a similar event at the same period next year. In this context, I would appreciate any feedback on how the event could be improved next year.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:09 am 
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Gordon sorry to hear about the poor attendance at your fair as i know you put a lot of time effort and money into it.
A few pointers from a stallholder for over 30 years.

1.When the dealers outnumber the collectors its time to give up.
2.Several similar fairs were tried in the last year and all failed.
3.Some organisers make money out of the stall fees and admission charges and its the stallholders that lose out.
4.You must make sure the dealers make some money as many of them would be £100 down before they start.
5.Its not a hobby for some people its Business.
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Was good to meet you Gordon. Well done for organising a good fair. I think I made it worthwhile for two dealers at least.
Jeez, I spent too much.
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