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Biggleswade Swapmeet and AGM - 25th February 2024

Our next event will be the popular Biggleswade Swapmeet and AGM on 25th February 2024.

Doors open at 09:30 (stallholders 09:00).

Tickets on the door (£8). Members and non-members welcome.

There will be a full BVWS sales stall instead of an auction. Nearly 50 packed stalls, including the popular Wireless Museum Bring & Buy.

The AGM will take place in side room from 12:00 to 13:00

Full hot catering all day.

Free car-parking right by the venue and nearby.

Location details are on the Event Locations page.

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

Biggleswade September Date Change

The date of the September Biggleswade swapmeet and auction event is Sunday 15th September 2024, not 22nd or 29th September as previously publicised. Please update your calendars.

Stallholder Booking Forms

Previously A4 printed flyers for stall-holder table bookings at events have been included with the Bulletins. Over 1200 flyers are printed for each event and depending on the number stalls available at that meeting, only 15 to 35 of them ever get used.

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.

Biggleswade 25th February 2024

Golborne 7th April 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!