Wednesday, 6 July 2016
The Demise of Sheffield Triples.
So it looks like the Sheffield Triples Show has gone the way of Northern Militaire and is no more.
Posted on the Sheffield Wargames Club site;
Sheffield Wargames Society wishes to announce that sadly, the 2017 Triples wargames show will not take place. This decision was taken reluctantly but is the result of waning interest and increasing costs.
All deposits taken to date will be returned and the club secretary will be contacting competition organizers individually.
Sheffield Wargames Society would like to thank everyone; traders, competitors and the general public, who have supported and enjoyed the event over the past 35 years.
I am sad for the loss of this show, which after Northern Militaire went the journey, became the show that John and I HAD to attend, and it became a yearly event to look forward to.
I must admit I never liked the new venue, which for me lacked the character of the Sheffield University building. I know this is a daft view because the later shows were easier to find and definitely easier to park at. Maybe it was the perverse enjoyment of driving around the crazy road system of Sheffield looking for the venue that added to my excitement.
To be honest I can remember the original venue for the Triples,which if my memory serves me correctly was somewhere near the railway and I thought that was a good place as well. It just shows you how excitement gets the better of sensible thought.
I never attended this year's show, and instead had saved my pennies for Salute and a weekend at the Wargames Holiday Centre, times change.
So will this be the precursor for other wargames shows to go the distance and pass into the wargames Valhalla? I would like to think it wont be, but who knows for certain. I still think the trend will be for less shows, but bigger affairs that dont compete with each other, I hope I am wrong because there is also a need for small intimate wargames events that offer the paying public more than just a glorified trade show.
Anyway, a big thank you to all the people who over the years devoted their time to running the Triples Show.