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Now that the junk shop has all but died in most of England*, the place to find second-hand records (especially 78s) is at one of the organised record fairs. Here is a list of British record fairs. 
*I would be very interested to know of any that do still exist and are willing to deal in records

NOTES:
Croydon Fair News: This fair has now ceased; the replacement is being held at Kempton Racecourse. Details and contact information below.

Dates for the fairs in 2016 below;  Red dates are estimates, light blue are definite :

Last Updated : November 02, 2016

Record fairs for 2017
Month Date Day Name/Location Address of Fair
March 5 Sunday Birmingham  National Motorcycle Museum. nr Birmingham. M42 Junction 6, B92 0EJ
April 2 Sunday Kempton Park, near London *** NEW *** Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road East, Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex, TW16 5AQ
April 8 Saturday CLPGS Phonofair & Open Day    The Musical Museum, 399, High Street, Brentford, TW8 0DU
May 14 Sunday National Vintage Communications Fair Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, The Fosse, Fosse Way, Leamington Spa, CV31 1XN
June 11 Sunday Birmingham  National Motorcycle Museum. nr Birmingham. M42 Junction 6, B92 0EJ
June 18 Sunday Greg's Greats 79, High Street, Foxton, Cambridgeshire, CB2 6RP
June 24 Saturday CLPGS Phonofair

Village Hall, Powick, nr Worcester, Worcs, WR2 4RT

October 15 Sunday Birmingham  National Motorcycle Museum. nr Birmingham. M42 Junction 6, B92 0EJ
October 29 Sunday Kempton Park, near London *** NEW *** Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road East, Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex, TW16 5AQ

The Birmingham, Kempton Park and National Vintage Communication fairs have restaurants selling hot and cold food, snacks, sandwiches, soft drinks, hot drinks &c. 
Snacks and soft drinks & hot drinks are available at the CLPGS fair in Powick.
Greg Butler at Foxton also offers snacks and soft drinks, which is why he likes you to call first if possible, so that he can estimate requirements!

Note that Greg's fair at Foxton is a one-man show as far as the records for sale are concerned; i.e. there are no stalls for hire, but Greg has 10000s of records of all categories for sale (and not just 78s).
The National Vintage Communications Fair is not a strictly record fair, but there are stalls which have records for sale.

Information about the record fair venues including contacts:

Fair Contact Prices & Details Date prices checked
Birmingham: Mark Stephens
8, Morgan Close, New Arley
Coventry CV7 8PR
Tel: 01676 541 115;  mob: 07794 879536;  email
Stalls: 43 each or  2 for 76      (no half stalls)   
Stallholders arrive 7.30 am;       Fair closes at 4.00 pm.
Entry 15 from 8.00am; 3.50 from 9 am; 2.50 from 12 noon.
Parking: free on site ;  Restaurant/cafe open all day
2016
Greg's Greats: Greg Butler
79, High Street, Foxton, 
Cambridgeshire, CB2 6RP
Tel: 01223 872 937 or
email
Starts at 11.00 am
No stalls for rent.   Free entry & food.
Contact Greg first if food required
Parking: free on-road near to site
N/A
CLPGS Phonofair
  (Powick)
Alan Smith
Lynwood, Kings End Road
Powick, Worcs WR2 4RA
Tel: 01905 830 540 or
email
Stalls 12 each                                                         
Public admission from 9 a.m.:  2
free parking on-site and on adjacent service road.
snacks available
2016
CLPGS Phonofair
  (Brentford)
Dave Roberts
5, The Moorings, 16, Bell Vue Road,
Paignton, Devon, TQ4 6EA
email
Book online at:
http://www.clpgs.org.uk/save-the-date.html
Stalls 25 each (total 20 stalls only);                  
Stallholders access from 8am.
Public admission from 10 a.m.:  7.50; from 11 a.m.: 3.
Fair closes at 4pm
Parking: On-site for stallholders only.
Otherwise, nearby parking at Travelodge Hotel & Waterman's Arts Centre. 
2016
Kempton Park
 (near London)
Roland Hart

5 Moorland View, Rose Ash

South Molton, Devon EX36 4QP
Tel No.
07946689143

email
Stalls 45 each, 3 stalls 120;                              
Stallholders access from 7.45 am
Public admission from 8 a.m.:  15.00; from 9 a.m.: 3.50; from 12 noon 2.50
Fair closes at 4 pm
Parking: free on site         Refreshments available.
Bus stops & Railway station close by.
2016
National Vintage Communication Fair NVCF, 13 Warneford Road Oxford OX4 1LT, UK
see http://www.nvcf.org.uk for more details and how to book a stall
Stalls: from 45 each (discount for BVMS members) 
Early entry 25 from 9 am (10 from 10.30) closes at 4 p.m.
Free car parking. See website (link in previous column)
2016