Friday, 14 October 2011

14/10: Pin Meet - Saturday 22nd October

A reminder to you all that the '4th Unofficial London 2012 Pin Traders Pin Meet' takes place next weekend - Saturday 22nd October. Once again, we'll be meeting at The Railway Tavern in Stratford thanks to the generous owners who let us use the conservatory. Start time is 2.30pm.

Currently we have 25 confirmed attendees, so once again an increase in numbers on the previous meet.

According to TfL, the Jubilee and Central lines are operating around Stratford, so hopefully there should be no issues with transport.

For anyone who hasn't registered their interest yet, please drop me a line to if you would like to come or would like more information.

A special invitation to those who are just starting out with their pin collection and feel they may have nothing to trade. Please don't worry. OK, so you may not walk away with lots of new pins, but you will meet lots of enthusiastic and friendly collectors and be part of a group that is growing month by month. You'll make some very useful contacts and get yourself known in trading circles. It doesn't matter whether you have nothing to trade or have the complete collection (you know who you are!), you will be welcome. Drop me an email, we can chat beforehand if you would like to.

I have contacted a few sponsors regarding the possibility of some pins for attendees. At the moment I cannot promise anything. We were very lucky last time, so please don't be too disappointed if you don't each walk away with 3 new pins this time!

And now for some exciting news about the day...

London 2012 would like to come and join us and film the event in order to make a short video for their website which promotes pin trading to their fan-base. We all know that pin trading is the greatest spectator sport at the Games, and London 2012 would like to spread this news to their readers.

They are keen for me to point out, that no-one will be filmed or approached if they do not wish to be. Please don't feel that you have to be 'on show', but if you would like a chance to promote the hobby - here it is.

So, it should be an interesting day. If you've been before then I'm looking forward to seeing you again next week and if you haven't but think it might be for you, then please join us.

You can see the original invitation here (includes a map)


Pippin said...

Pindemonium II, maybe?

Anthony said...

oh my god, please no!!! i spent half of torino avoiding those guys!!! :-)

Pippin said...

For those of you who don't travel in to London too often, don't forget to leave time to visit the new Westfield Stratford City shopping centre. Lots of lovely pins are available from John Lewis and the new Team GB Shop (9.00am to 8.00pm). There are also a few great advantage points to see the Olympic Park in all its glory!

London Pins said...

Pippin, are you on commission :-)

Seriously though, I agree with Pippin, if you get the chance check out both shops he has mentioned. If you're able to tell them that you're a pin collector and read that would be great too. I'm trying to develop a relationship with both shops to promote pin collecting and anything you can do to promote the site and blog would be appreciated.


Anonymous said...

Paul - going to do my best to join you tomorrow; alas a large number of my pins are in storage (building work at home), but hopefully I'll be able to bring along some! Jordan