| Welcome to
the first-ever Newsletter from Retro Ronnie Toyfairs! In this
issue you'll find information about our forthcoming event at
Cirencester on December 20th, confirmation of our dates for 2016,
and news and snippets about what we have planned for the future,
as well as some background on what's happening elsewhere in the
Retro Ronnie Toyfairs - Newsletter #1!
As we continue to develop our fairs at Cirencester and Didcot
... and with plans afoot for a third venue as well ... we thought
it would be a good idea to keep our regular visitors and traders
informed of what we're up to, as well as share information about
the toy collecting passion that fires us all!
addition to the new website,
launched earlier this year, we're proposing to distribute a regular
Newsletter to people like you who share our interest and enthusiasm.
Collectors can subscribe via the website, but we shall also be
collecting email addresses at our fairs and adding our own contacts
to the list.
If you don't want to continue receiving the Newsletter you can
opt-out at any time - just click the 'unsubscribe' link below.
Cirencester ToyFair - Sunday December 20th
event will be the annual pre-Christmas toy fair in Cirencester's
Bingham Hall. This is always one of our best attended fairs
and we've been fully booked for weeks. To get everyone into
the festive spirit we'll be handing our free mince pies and
chocolates - and that's in addition to the usual excellent
on-site catering, including all-day breakfast and Christmas
Cake - although not necessarily at the same time!
details on the website
Dates Set for 2016 - Cirencester & Didcot
28th February 2016
Sunday 3rd April 2016
Sunday 28th August 2016
Sunday 23rd October 2016
Sunday 4th December 2016
Didcot & Oxfordshire
6th February 2016
Saturday 7th May 2016
Saturday 24th September 2016
Saturday 26th November 2016
+ another venue?
We are delighted
to be able to confirm all our dates for 2016 - and in plenty
of time for everyone to plan their diary accordingly. Not only
that, but we've added a fifth date to our schedule for Cirencester,
making nine fairs in total across our two regular venues.
of all our dates are included on the website.
Dealer Loyalty Scheme
A new initiative we're introducing in 2016 is a Dealer Loyalty Scheme. We're enormously grateful for the support we receive from our dealers, many of whom 'stand' at all our events, both Cirencester and Didcot. Without them we'd have no "show", and to demonstrate our appreciation, we’re offering a half-price reduction on one regular pitch fee to any dealer who books a full season with us - applicable to the event of their choice.
us for full details and terms.
hinted above, we're investigating another fresh development
for the coming year, with the possibility that we may introduce
a third venue for Retro Ronnie Fairs. Rest assured, as a
subscriber, you'll be among the first to know when the details
keeping this first Newsletter brief, until we're fully into
the swing of things, so we'd like to conclude by wishing you
a very Merry Christmas and a
Happy New Year.
... that is, you're planning on visiting us at Cirencester
on the 20th, in which case we'll be delighted to extend our
festive greetings in person. If you are going to be there,
then keep an eye open for Ronnie and Tim. Rumour has it that
they might be dressing up for the occasion!
the way we tell 'em ...
It was Christmas Eve, and Rudolf the viking, son of the famous "Eric the Red", was toasting his toes beside the fire, his russet beard glowing in the light from the flickering flames. He smiled genially at his wife, Alva, who was sewing together the arms of a sealskin coat.
It was late, and the land had been in darkness for many hours. Almost together, they glanced upwards as a gentle sound, like the pattering of tiny feet, came from the roof of their house.
"What's that?" asked Alva."Is it starting to snow?" She was hoping against hope for a White Christmas.
The viking warrior snorted, his belly shaking. "Oh no," he laughed. "It's not cold enough tonight, my love. It will be rain."
"How can you tell?" said Alva.
"Oh, I can tell," he insisted. "Rudolf the Red knows rain dear!"
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