By Charles Paxton
Cumbria’s largest toy fair will return to Carlisle’s H&H Convention Centre on Sunday September 28th for the second time in 2014. The fair is biannual and now’s the chance to admire, buy, swap or sell the toys, models, figures and games of years past in preparation for Christmas.
This time you can purchase Early Bird tickets and thus get in before the main opening! See Carlisle Toy Fair website for all the latest information!
The March 2014 Fair was the best attended yet, and there’ll be a host of new and familiar trader stalls again for the September fair which promises new treasures of the toy boxes and cabinets of northern Britain!
Whether you are into Daleks or dolls, light sabres or light railway locomotives, there’s a huge range of models, figures and toys. There are also display cabinets for your treasures. When hunger strikes or you need to rest your feet a while there’s great food at the H&H centre’s Borderway Cafe. There you can refresh yourselves while you talk toys together, admire your prized purchases or just reflect on all the amazing things you’ve seen and what you’ll be seeing next.
There are interesting displays every time. At the March ’14 toy fair we saw Meccano robotic magicians and an enormous crane courtesy of the North East Meccano Society. Please don’t be shy to ask questions about the things you like because there are mavens here from northern Britain who are happy to impart their considerable knowledge to fellow model and toy-lovers regardless of your own passion, whether it be railways, military vehicles, diggers, tractors, rockets, board games or soft-toys.