Here’s an update:
Slough Swapmeet is back for 2018 but with a NEW VENUE – Bracknell Leisure Centre, a real step-up with 50% more parking as well as being much more modern. The date for this year’s event will be November 4th, opening the doors to the public at 9:30am. We’ll be taking bookings to trade from August 14th and also allowing to prebook tickets for the day. Standby for further updates!
Actually – on the subject of updates, we’re much better at keeping our Facebook Event page up to date than this website so click the logo below to link to our Facebook event and click on ‘Going’ for all the latest updates and info. It’s going to be an exciting year!
Welcome to our page – make yourself at home…
Slough Swapmeet is a Tabletop Sale/AutoJumble that caters largely for the Vintage Volkswagen community. Porsches are more than welcome (obviously) and anything German and interesting will be warmly received. If you turn up in a Renault 5 Turbo you’re on your own…
We’re meeting here to tick many different boxes. The event is made by the traders – professional and private – who come and sell their wares. Please support the guys who enable this event to happen and keep it sustainable. If there are no traders we’ll all have to play badminton in the sports hall and personally I’m not up for that.
It’s also a great opportunity to meet friends and socialise and that’s something we encourage as we’ve done it ourselves for the last 10 years or so at Slough Swapmeet and its always nice to catch up one last time before the season officially ends.
This year we’ll be switching it up a bit – we’ll be giving out goodie bags (to the first 250), we’ll be giving out some trophies in some diverse categories including the much coveted “King of the Carpark” trophy, and we’ll be taking a great deal of notice what you think. Don’t miss the opportunity to give us your feedback and let us know what we’re doing well, or what we’re doing badly. Any suggestions you have for next year would be warmly received – after all, it’s all about you guys. Without the traders and the visitors there is no event. It’s yours so let us know what you want from it. We believe in continuous improvement but to achieve that we need your feedback. Don’t be shy.
We’re mainly doing this through love and nostalgia but we’re determined to make Slough Swapmeet as good as it can possibly be and we’d love you to come along for the ride. The Volkswagen community (and the people that make it) are really amazing and we’re consistently humbled by the help and support that we receive. If you’re not sure if you’re going to come down – look at it this way. This is our first year at the helm and we’re making some changes. We need the support of the traders and visitors to make this an amazing event again. We’re on target to sell out all trading tables and we’re hoping for a record number of visitors. Come down, support your local event, buy some stuff, meet your friends, eat an entire pig, be a part of it. If you don’t – it may not be back next year.
Thanks for the support,
Robin & Vince