When St. Leonards Hall in Stafford closed in 2013 the Stafford Railway Collectors Fair moved to the Town Hall
at Burton on Trent in 2014. With the same mix of stall holders at this event is still
the premier UK event
for the purchase of all types of railway related paperwork and books.
All the leading railway booksellers and traders attend along with many
private dealers. This is the only event in the UK where you will be
able to purchase from
such a large range of railway related books, timetables, ephemera,
guides, maps, tickets, luggage labels, official
publications and much much more. Material produced for internal railway
use is also well catered for with
working timetables, signalling notices and rule books for sale.
Many leading dealers in postcards and photographs attend, together
offering hundreds of thousands of these collectable items.
Small railway relics, such as, badges, buttons, whistles
and other railwayana are also on sale.
For those travelling by train Burton railway station is a few minutes walk. Turn left on leaving the station
and you will see the Town Hall across a set of traffic lights.
A map showing directions to the car park is
here. Parking is only allowed at the rear of the Town Hall at weekends. There are many
roads within a few minutes walk of the Hall which have no parking restrictions on Saturdays.
Please Note that the Council do not allow dogs in their buildings, other than Assistance Dogs.
If you want to stay overnight in Burton there is a Ibis just opposite the station in the old
Midland Railway grain store.
Search for Burton Upon Trent Central on the Ibis website.
Sandwiches, light meals, tea, coffee and soft drinks will be available. The bar will NOT be open as the amount of previous use does not warrant the cost.
Free WiFi is available. (so you can watch the Great Central Auction).
Admission Prices are shown HERE
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