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Royal Wootton Bassett Swapmeet and Auction - Sunday 7th July 2024

Doors open at 9:30am. Stallholder entry from 9:00am. Auction starts at approx 12:30pm.

A hall full of tables loaded to the brim with goods to sell.

A 300 lot auction of interesting and rare equipment and parts etc. The auction catalogue and photos of many of the lots are now available HERE.

The event is open to all, so bring your friends with you but only paid up BVWS members can place bids in the auction. However, you can join on the day!

Hot and cold refreshments will be available all day.

The usual bring-and-buy Stall will be in the annex for anyone with just a few items to sell with a 10% commission to the BVW&TM.

The hall has its own large car park and there is also free on street parking all around the area.

Location details are on the Event Locations page.

For dates of all our 2024 events and some 2025 events please visit the Events Diary page.

Stallholder Booking Forms

At a time when we are conscious of material wastage and looking to reduce costs, flyers will no longer be included in with the Bulletin (other than for RetroTechUK and Royal Wootton Bassett); instead they will be available for prospective stall-holders to download and print here.

Royal Wootton Bassett 7th July 2024

Biggleswade 15th September 2024

If you do not have a printer, please contact the event organiser (details on the relevant form) who will post a form to you.

British Vintage Wireless Society

The British Vintage Wireless Society (BVWS) is a society of over 1200 World-wide members sharing a common interest in the preservation and communication of technical and historical data, and the preservation and restoration of Vintage radio and related equipment.

We publish a quarterly Bulletin containing a wide range of restoration and historical articles, photographs of events, Society news etc. This is a high quality publication. Many earlier bulletins are available on this website.

We hold regular meetings around the UK. These meetings have stalls selling vintage radio and related items, and often also include a bring-and-buy stall, working displays of vintage equipment, historical presentations and an auction. Refreshments are available at reasonable prices. Take a look at the events diary page for current details.

The Society regularly produces supplements for members, consisting of technical, historic and documentary interest. Over the past several years we have produced (with Copyright permission) CD-ROMs of the Trader Service sheets 1 to 1899, all BVWS Bulletins no longer in print and all editions of 405 Alive magazine, several DVDs containing historic films, plus a number of other paper supplements and our own history book. These are all free to members.

Our Society relies on new membership, new Bulletin articles and new ideas to enable it to flourish and secure its future for generations to come. If you have an interest in collecting and restoring old equipment, or just looking at or listening to old radios, televisions or Hi-Fi, then why not consider becoming a BVWS member.

An application form can be found on the join the BVWS page. You could also contact the Membership Secretary who will be happy to answer any questions about the Society.

Video of British Vintage Wireless Society Events

This video should give you a flavour of what happens at our swapmeet and auction events. The footage is from Royal Wootton Bassett and Biggleswade but represents all our events. Turn on your speakers and enjoy!