Telecommunications Heritage Group


Upcoming events

    • 21 Jun 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • The Friends Centre at Amberley Museum

    Dear All,

    Due to the continuing uncertainty regarding the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, we regretfully have no option but to cancel the Amberley swapmeet on June 21st.

    Whilst we had considered postponing the swapmeet until later in the year, if we are out of lockdown by the autumn, we will already have a busy schedule with the postponed Avoncroft swapmeet on September 13th, the NVCF (Retrotech) on October 25th and a Milton Keynes swapmeet too before the end of the year.

    We therefore hope to reschedule the Amberley swapmeet for sometime in the new year when things are relatively back to normal and we will advise when a new date has been set.

    With kind regards,

    THG Committee

    • 13 Sep 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Avoncroft

    Sunday 13th September 2020

    This is the postponed event, previously booked for 5th April 2020. This event is still provisional and assumes that there is no lockdown and we are free to attend.

    Like last year the swapmeet will be held in the Guesten Hall Building. As it is at ground floor level it is much easier to unload and set up; also the hall is quite large and there is ample space. The Avoncroft Museum has very kindly waived their admission charges for paid up T.H.G. members for this day only. This will mean that members will not have to pay the £11.00 admission fee. Avoncroft will have a list on the day of current paid up T.H.G. members. If you want to get in free you will need to be on the list so that you can be ticked off. If your membership has lapsed then you will not get in without full payment. The free admission is just for the T.H.G. member. Seniors will have to pay £9.90 and children and students £6.00. The swapmeet will open to T.H.G. members from 10.30 when the museum opens. The swapmeet will end promptly at 1.00pm. The Museum closes at 5-00pm. We must vacate the Guesten hall at 3-30pm.

    It is quite expensive to hire the Guesten Hall. To help subsidise the cost there will a charge of £5.00 per table. I will collect this from the table holders on the day. Tables must be booked in advance with me, the organiser, Laurence Rudolf, telephone the THG number (0330 321 1844) and select option 5, or e-mail, 

    If you are booking a table you will have access to drive in from 9.00am. You can find out information about Avoncroft from their web site Under the Museum's health and safety policy, in order for this swapmeet to go ahead the T.H.G. has agreed to the following:- No items that belong to T.H.G. members can be plugged in to any electrical sockets. The general public can come into the swapmeet. T.H.G. members' families are welcome. The museum will allow cars on site before 10.15am for unloading, however by 10.30am all cars should be off site and in the car park. The museum can only have a maximum of 6 cars near the Guesten Hall at any one time. 

    Avoncroft is two miles south of Bromsgrove off the A38 bypass (400 yards north of its junction with the B4091). It is three miles north of the M5, Junction 5 and three miles south of the M42, junction 1. Regular bus services from Bromsgrove and Droitwich and from Birmingham and Worcester. Bromsgrove railway station is one mile away.

    We usually manage to get all 35 tables booked.

    Laurence Rudolf

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