There will be no Glasgow Wappinshaw wargames show in 2014!
Why is this? A combination of reasons. Firstly, the show organising team has been badly impacted by life events this past few months. The main reason though is that Glasgow is hosting the Commonwealth Games this summer, and this has had a very significant impact on venues. Many are unavailable, others are out of our price-bracket this special year. As an example of this - council owned venues are block booked for the games, or are only available for hire on a condition that they might - at very short notice - be switched to games use. We would not want to be in a position where traders and clubs - who have given us excellent support - would have to be told just a few days in advance that the show wasn't happening. That would be especially unfair to traders* who could have had a day of trading elsewhere, or even a lie in for a change!
We hope you'll agree that Wappinshaw has come on significantly in the last three years. We hope to return in 2015 with further improvements in quality and quantity. In the meantime, we urge you to support the other shows in Scotland and the North of England, and we hope we'll do our best to support them as they have supported us. This blog will host galleries from these shows, and we'd expect to be represented there via a demonstration game.
Euan, Michael [typing], Paul, Graham and the rest of the Phoenix Club of Glasgow.
* If you are a trader, you may well receive further communication from Euan.