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Old 12th Nov 2023, 1:16 pm   #1
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Default BVWS Royal Wootton Bassett Swapmeet 3 weeks to go!

Hi All,

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 Cornwalll and Scotland and even Collectors from across the channel are to be seen filling their vehicles with goodies from the auction.

I look forward to seeing many of you there.

Mike...
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Old 12th Nov 2023, 3:50 pm   #2
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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.
Stallholder booking forms are also on the BVWS website (link on the homepage) which you can download and print.

I am looking forward to this already, it is always a great day.
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Old 12th Nov 2023, 7:49 pm   #3
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RWB, especially just before Christmas, is a must-go-to event! Lots and lots of interesting stuff on tables, B&B and auction. I rarely leave without buying a heap of "useful" items. And of course the irresistable waft of food cooking from the kitchen, courtesy of chef Jim.

I'll be there as usual, with Brian and Chris, selling donated items to help our 1963 BBC OB van restoration. Come and say hi.

See you all there..
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Old 26th Nov 2023, 6:41 pm   #4
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The auction catalogue and photos of many of the lots are now on the BVWS website here: https://www.bvws.org.uk/auctions/pho...ootton-bassett

The catalogue is also attached to this post.

UPDATE: updated catalogue added to post #13 and website so the one on this post is removed.
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Old 26th Nov 2023, 8:28 pm   #5
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Default Re: BVWS Royal Wootton Bassett Swapmeet 3 weeks to go!

I'd love to go but just too far for me. Have a good one everyone. And special thanks to Mike for his tireless and never ceasing work at these events.
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Old 27th Nov 2023, 10:26 am   #6
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Some nice goodies there, could be tempted to place a commission bid…

Sadly, I’ll not be going along this time.

Originally, I was due to have a full knee replacement mid-November, which meant I couldn't get along as I wouldn't be able to get about that easy that soon after the op, however, the knee op got postponed at the twelfth hour a day or two before the op because of a problem which arose from a pre-assessment blood test ahead of the operation, which showed up a blood irregularity. Thankfully its not too serous however, enough for me to need immediate treatment; so even with the knee op being postponed I still won't be able to get along because of the blood treatment.

Hope to get to Tonbridge in March and next RWB in July 24 which is firmly in diary!

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Old 27th Nov 2023, 1:38 pm   #7
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Hi,

This question is directed at anyone who knows Royal Wootton Bassett. I (and perhaps others) would like to know what the current bank and cash machine situation is like in Wootton Bassett. Many towns (including Chepstow) have lost most or all of their banks and cash machines over the last couple of years.

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Old 27th Nov 2023, 2:39 pm   #8
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The closest cash machines are at Sainsbury's which is about a 5 minute walk from the hall.

From the hall, walk up to the main road where the black and white house on stilts is. Turn right and cross over the road, then turn left into Borough Fields Shopping Centre next to the Post Office. Sainsbury's is through that shopping centre and the cash machines are on the right side wall before you leave the shopping centre.

Hopefully these screenshots from Google Streetview and Maps helps. The third one is from the far side and I have highlighted the cash machines on the side wall.

EDIT: I have now added this information to the Event Locations page on the BVWS website.
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Old 27th Nov 2023, 3:39 pm   #9
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Default Re: BVWS Royal Wootton Bassett Swapmeet 3 weeks to go!

I would still take cash with you just in case, at the last event Sainsburys internet was down and the cash machine was down and they were unable to give cashback in the store for the same reason.

Fortunately I was able to borrow some cash from a friend.

I will deffo have some actual cash with this time!

PS see you there, I will be on the Bring and Buy as usual

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Old 27th Nov 2023, 6:02 pm   #10
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Hopefully these screenshots from Google Streetview and Maps helps. The third one is from the far side and I have highlighted the cash machines on the side wall.

EDIT: I have now added this information to the Event Locations page on the BVWS website.
Thank-you very much Paul, your information and help is appreciated!
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Old 27th Nov 2023, 6:35 pm   #11
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Good evening,
There is also a cash machine at the BP petrol station if you are coming in to the town centre from the North east direction.

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Old 28th Nov 2023, 12:29 am   #12
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Still feeling unwell, some days worse than others than others, still awaiting operation so probably and sadly will not be attending this Sunday.
But I hope everyone has a good day.
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Old 28th Nov 2023, 12:07 pm   #13
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Updated catalogue attached (lot 248 date corrected).
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Old 30th Nov 2023, 5:59 pm   #14
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It is a long run from here. I have been in the past but 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!
Have a good day everyone!
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I can't be there on Sunday - family commitments! That will be 2 on the trot I've missed - ah well - have a great time everyone!
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Have decided not to go as the weather forecast sounds atrocious, freezing fog and ice rink conditions, apparently, usual route includes Birdlip hill and quite few minor roads, so, unfortunately, best to stay home!
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So Sad that so many regulars won't be able to make it this time.

Looks like the B&B will be just me an Barrie this time around

Anyway look forward to seeing everyone who can make it.

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I am still intending to come, it look like the weather is improving around Swindon and up to the Midlands most of the forecasts are showing temperatures above freezing on Sunday morning from 6am.
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I'm intending to come too.
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I'm at least taking a tv for Steve james (colourstar) so hopefully i can get somewhere near the hall.

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