Thursday, 12 May 2011

11/5: 3rd Unofficial London 2012 Pin Collectors 'Pin Meet'

I've got to find a snappier title for this!!

Anyway, I thought I would launch the next unofficial pin meet / trading event.

This one is timed to coincide with BP's Open Weekend in late July and is the weekend before the 1 Year To Go milestone.

The details are...
  • Date: Saturday 23rd July 2011
  • Time: 2.30pm - 4.30pm
  • Venue: The Railway Tavern, 131 Angel Lane, Stratford, London, E15 1DB
  • Venue Website:
  • Cost: Free (but please see note below)
  • Nearest Transport: Stratford Station (National Rail, Central Line, DLR)
Once again, the owners of the pub have very kindly allowed us to use their facilities free of charge, so I think that it's only fair if everyone who turns up buys a drink or two as a way of saying thank you. We have the conservatory for 2 hours, but I'm sure if a few people want to carry on chatting, we may be able to find a space in the bar or garden there or carry on elsewhere.

At the time of writing, there are no planned Transport for London engineering works that affect the Central or DLR lines.

I think I can say that the first 2 meets were very successful. There was a good deal of pin gossip and news and some good trades were made. I've received some very positive feedback. So, if you've wondered what pin trading is all about, now's your chance. I can promise you whether you're a novice or and old-hand, you'll be welcomed into the group.

In the last pin meet we were very fortunate that a London 2012 sponsor gave a pair of pins to each collector who attended. Now I'm not promising that will happen this time, but I am speaking to a couple of sponsors to see if they may be able to support us.

If you would like to come or would like more details, please drop me an email to so I know you may be there. That way if there is a last minute change, I can make sure everyone knows.

I hope to see as many people there as possible. 


Pippin said...

Count me in, please.

Sponsorship from BA or BP would be most welcome!

Pippin said...

Count me in, please. Sponsorship from BA or BP would be most welcome!

wookie said...

Atkins would be even better :-)

roseeslondon2012 said...

If there's a pin to be had, I can be there...

Paul said...

Hi Rosee, glad to hear you'll be there - I've added you to the list. Could you drop me a note of your email address to please in case I need to get in touch nearer the time.

Thanks, Paul.

Matthew said...

See you all there coming from Athens Greece for the pin meet.