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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:
Greg Butler has now stopped running his "Greg's Greats" fair at his house after the June 2019 event, but is planning to have more specialised sales in the future, supposedly from 2020 onwards.
I will post more information once he has it.

Dates for the fairs in 2021 below;  Red dates are estimates, light blue are definite :

IMPORTANT:  (Update September 6th 2021)

The Kempton Park Fair, scheduled for September 12
th has been cancelled as the organiser has contracted Covid-19. I will update here as soon as there is more information and/or future dates for fairs.

 

Potential Record fairs for 2021
Month Date Day Name/Location Status Address of Fair
March 7 Sunday Birmingham  Cancelled National Motorcycle Museum. nr Birmingham. M42 Junction 6, B92 0EJ
April 4 Sunday Kempton Park     Cancelled Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road East, Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex, TW16 5AQ
May 9 Sunday National Vintage Communications Fair Cancelled Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, The Fosse, Fosse Way, Leamington Spa, CV31 1XN
June 6 Sunday Birmingham  Cancelled National Motorcycle Museum. nr Birmingham. M42 Junction 6, B92 0EJ
June 26  Saturday CLPGS Phonofair, Powick *** Cancelled***

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

July 11 Sunday Kempton Park      Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road East, Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex, TW16 5AQ
September 12 Sunday Kempton Park    *** Cancelled*** Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road East, Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex, TW16 5AQ
September 26 Sunday National Vintage Communications Fair New Date Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, The Fosse, Fosse Way, Leamington Spa, CV31 1XN
October 10 Sunday Birmingham  National Motorcycle Museum. nr Birmingham. M42 Junction 6, B92 0EJ

All the fairs have refreshments available, varying from snacks to full meals. Parking is also free at all events. More details about prices and times below.
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! [Fair not currently running]
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:
  (Motorcycle Museum, near NEC)
Mark Stephens
8, Morgan Close, New Arley
Coventry CV7 8PR
Tel: 01676 541 115;  mob:
07794 879536;  email
Stalls: 50 each; 2 for 90; 3 for 135      (no half stalls)   
Stallholders arrive from 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
2021
Greg's Greats:
  (currently not being run)
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, Worcs)
Brian Oakley

Tel: 01258 861 282 or
email
Stalls 12 each;   Stallholders access from about 8am.    
Public admission from 9 a.m.:  3    - NOTE: Fair closes at 1.30 p.m.
free parking on-site and on adjacent service road.
snacks available
2020
Kempton Park
 (near London)
Roland Hart

5 Moorland View, Rose Ash

South Molton, Devon EX36 4QP
Tel No.
07946 689 143

email
Stalls 45 each, 3 stalls 120;                              
Stallholders access from 7.45 am
Public admission 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.
2020
National Vintage Communication Fair
(Now called RetrotechUK)
NVCF, 13 Warneford Road Oxford OX4 1LT, UK
see https://www.retrotechuk.com/  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, free for under 14s) closes 4 p.m.
Free car parking. See website (link in previous column)
2020