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« on: 28 August 2017, 11:05:37 PM »



Battleground 2017 takes place on Saturday November 25th, at the Queen's Campus Sports Hall in Stockton-on-Tees, TS17 6BH, running from 10am until 3pm.  Our big news is that this is our 5th year running the event, so we're offering FREE ENTRY for everyone!

We've currently looking to have 37 traders attending the show, with a few changes from last year's lineup.  We should have them all confirmed by early October but you can see the expected list here: http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/#!traders/c24i2

We'll once again have a fantastic selection of display and participation games on offer, with 25 games expected at the moment.  We're still collected the game info from a lot of our clubs, but we'll keep updating the lists here: http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/#!games/c19qp

The living history groups have always been a popular attraction and this year we're hoping to have the Durham Pals, Lonestar and Vanguard all returning for 2017.

Our Tabletop Sale is always busy and we might be expanding the number of tables for this year, depending on demand.  For only £1 per half hour slot, you can sell as much as you like, with no commission at all!  You can deal directly with the buyers, answer any questions they may have, and also keep an eye on your goods. Once your time is up (or better still, you’ve sold everything!), you can walk away, cash in hand, and enjoy the rest of the show!  This year we'll try and add a couple more tables, but please make sure to book in early if you can.  Bookings can be made through the contact section of the website: http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/#!contact/cn3p

All of the show info can be found on either the Battleground website here: http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/ or our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/BattlegroundShow?ref=hl

Don't forget to tell your friends about the FREE ENTRY and we hope to see you there!
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« Reply #1 on: 05 November 2017, 03:12:23 AM »

Bookings for the Tabletop Sale are now open!

For only £1 per half hour slot, you can sell as much as you like, with no commission at all!  You can deal directly with the buyers, answer any questions they may have, and also keep an eye on your goods. Once your time is up (or better still, you’ve sold everything!), you can walk away, cash in hand, and enjoy the rest of the show!  The Tabletop Sale will be open for bookings from 9:30am on the day, giving you time to get set up before the doors open.

Selling slots can booked in advance by contacting us using the Contact page on our website: https://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/contact

Free Entry for 2017!

Website: http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BattlegroundShow
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« Reply #2 on: 06 November 2017, 11:42:23 PM »

The entry wristbands have arrived today, not long to go now!

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« Reply #3 on: 14 November 2017, 11:27:23 PM »

Quick shoutout for any pre-orders!  We'll need them sending through by midnight on Friday 17th please!
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« Reply #4 on: 14 November 2017, 11:31:49 PM »

We're only 10 days away from Battleground 2017 now, so for anyone unsure of where the venue is, here's the directions!

By Road:
Coming down from the North on the A19 (Sunderland, Newcastle, Scotland, etc.) - https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/5e7f9e_38479f1826624292916622adc3eb771f.pdf
Coming from the East on the A66 (Middlesbrough town, Whitby, Scarborough, etc.) - https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/5e7f9e_4215fec80b9a4679b88a76fbd47dccd5.pdf
Coming up from the South on the A19 (York, Harrogate, Leeds, Sheffield, etc.) - https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/5e7f9e_fe742b2455d2415a8b69f127123efb95.pdf
Coming over from the West on the A66 (Darlington, Cumbria, etc.) - https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/5e7f9e_4ebde97496d845fb910f019b04f20ae0.pdf

By Bus:

Regular services run from Stockton and Middlesbrough to Teesdale and X1 services from Newcastle, Durham, Sedgefield and Middlesbrough stop outside the Holliday Building on University Boulevard.  There are several bus stops on the campus, the closest ones for Battleground being either the Holliday Building stop, or outside the Stockton Riverside College.

By Train:
East Coast Main Line operate high speed services from London, York and Edinburgh to Darlington, with a connection to Thornaby Railway Station.

The Transpennine Express provides a direct approximately hourly service from Manchester Airport, Manchester, Leeds and York to Thornaby.

Northern Rail operate a regular service from Saltburn to Newcastle and Bishop Aukland that stops at Thornaby and Durham.

Once you arrive at Thornaby Station, climb the steps and turn right onto the footbridge.  Walk over the footbridge and turn right along Station Street.  At the roundabout go straight over onto Harvard Avenue, signposted 'University Campus', with the glass fronted buildings on your right.  Continue down this road, past the entrance to Stockton Riverside College, until you reach another roundabout.  Turn right here, signposted 'University of Durham'.  As you reach another roundabout, the venue will be to your right, a white and grey building with the curved sports hall roof visible and 'Durham University Sports' written on the side.



If there are any queries at all on getting there, just get in touch and we'll point you in the right direction!

Free Entry for 2017!

Website: http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BattlegroundShow
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« Reply #5 on: 16 November 2017, 11:15:00 PM »

With little over a week to go, here's the layout for the day so you can plan your purchases and decide which games you'd like to play!



Free Entry for 2017!

Website: http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BattlegroundShow
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« Reply #6 on: 18 November 2017, 03:31:43 PM »

Quick shoutout for any pre-orders!  We'll need them sending through by midnight on Friday 17th please!

Hi Leon,

I sent you a note through the website contact page about a small preorder last night, did you get it OK?

Cheers,
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« Reply #7 on: 20 November 2017, 01:11:05 PM »

Hi Leon,

I sent you a note through the website contact page about a small preorder last night, did you get it OK?

Cheers,
Jim

Hi Jim,

All received safely, we'll get those sorted and see you on Saturday!

Cheers,

Leon
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« Reply #8 on: 24 November 2017, 11:53:40 PM »

One last update for everyone before the big day!  We've got 37 traders for all of your Christmas shopping, 25 games to look at and get involved in and a packed Tabletop Sale with all kinds of goodies on it.  And of course, there's Free Entry as well!  We hope to see some of you here tomorrow (today?!)

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« Reply #9 on: 25 November 2017, 12:33:10 AM »

Good luck
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« Reply #10 on: 25 November 2017, 03:52:52 AM »

+1, would love to get there one year
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« Reply #11 on: 25 November 2017, 06:27:44 AM »

Just about to head out to get the train. Pics to follow, all being well!
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« Reply #12 on: 25 November 2017, 04:38:30 PM »


Just about to head out to get the train. Pics to follow, all being well!


Are you back yet? I've parked the car.
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« Reply #13 on: 25 November 2017, 09:42:08 PM »

Are you back yet? I've parked the car.

Left the hall bang on 3pm and got back bang on 8pm after a leisurely meander through the North of England by train. Only 2 hours and 45 mins of that was rail journey, the rest was a mix of walking to Thornaby station, waiting in Thornaby and Darlington station waiting rooms, queueing for a taxi and the taxi ride back through the scenic Edinburgh roadworks Smiley

Had a great day, talked to a lot of nice people, spent slightly less than I'd budgeted for. Good day all round.

Battleground seemed much busier than last year and the traders I spoke to seemed to think it had been a good days trading.

Pictures posted here, should be set to public so no need to be a Facebook member.

https://www.facebook.com/ithoriel/media_set?set=a.10155073607291398.1073741832.593771397&type=3

Goodies acquired:-


Roll on Battleground 2018!  
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« Reply #14 on: 25 November 2017, 09:52:55 PM »

Nice one Ithorial
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