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Oakley Court Film and Memorabilia Fair
Sunday 31st October 2021
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Another trip to the Oakley Court Film and Memorabilia Fair, this one held on Halloween, 31st October 2021.
We set off early for this year's film fair as we had other plans for Halloween later that day. There were dark storm clouds, heavy, black and pendulous as we left the house at 8am, but by the time we'd arrived at Oakley the weather was on our side and the sun was shining brightly..
Nice to catch up with Jake Roche author of The Oakley Court Book who was once more running a stall for his book sales. I also picked up a copy of his new murder mystery novel "The Oakford Court Mystery".
Once again a huge highlight of the day was meeting the creator of the amazing poster that was produced for the event, Graham Humphreys. I love Graham's fantastic work and he is very approachable for a chat.
There were loads of dealers of posters and memorabilia at the event with prices for everyone. I did say to Stephanie that I was going to try and not spend too much on the day, but then I spotted an original Shock Treatment poster. It had slipped my mind that this was around the date of the 40th anniversary of the movie being released, I was just amazed to see a poster that I had not seen before and I decided to buy it there and then as it was in fantastic condition. The seller happened to mention he also had an original set of Lobby Cards for the movie release and would I be interested in those too. Yes! We managed to do a deal of the two items and they are now taking pride of place in my collection.
It was also interesting to spot some of the other posters we already had on sale for hundreds of pounds. To think we used to pick them up from fellow fans for a few quid or swap them for something else. *must put a note in the will so the kids don't put it all in the skip!
There were also some signings arranged with actors, some from various movies shot at Oakley and Bray.
We spent a good couple of hours at the fair and also did the obligatory photos of Oakley Court while we were there. As we had to get back home to set up for Halloween we didn't stay too late. We were just on the way out when we bumped into Cliff and Helen who had travelled up to attend the event too. It was lovely to have a chat and a catch up, albeit briefly and we wished we could have stayed longer, but there was a light show and a graveyard to finish setting up for our Halloween evening.
The Oakley Court Film and Memorabilia Fair is organised by Vintage Movie Posters.
Well worth the visit, and as always we look forward to the next fair.
Reviewed by TWW - Saturday, November 6th, 2021
Photos from the day. Click on a thumbnail image below to see a larger version.
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