RISC World
Wakefield Show

The Wakefield RISCOS Computer Club (formerly the Wakefield Acorn Computer Group) are pleased to be able to confirm, that after much debate after the tragic death of Mike Wilson one of the principal organisers of the show in a fire, that this years show will be again held over the weekend of 18th and 19th May at the same venue as the past few years; Thornes Park Athletics Stadium in Wakefield.

The show will be formally opened by the Mayor of Wakefield at 10:30 am on the Saturday. The show will be open to the public between 10:30 am and 5:30 pm Saturday and 10:30 am and 4 pm Sunday.

The show will be AA sign posted. Wakefield has excellent Rail with services from London, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, York, Newcastle, Manchester Airport, Sheffield, etc, Bus/Express Coach services and Road links, with Wakefield being at the cross roads of the M1, M62 and M621. There will also be a free car parking, but regrettably we will not his be able to do the mini bus service from the station this year, due to the serious illness of the driver.

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Over 20 exhibitors have so far booked and more are still booking for this the premier two day show in the RISCOS Calender.

Here is a list of some of the exhibitors;

  • Acorn User
  • Akalat Publishing
  • APDL
  • Archive Publications
  • ARM Club
  • Association of Acorn User Groups
  • Castle Technology
  • Cerilica
  • CJE Micro‘s
  • Clares Micro Supplies
  • CTA Direct
  • Electronic Font Foundry
  • Fortran Friends
  • ITC UK
  • MW Software
  • NetBSD
  • Photodesk Ltd
  • R-Comp/R-Comp Interactive
  • RiscStation
  • Stuart Tyrrell Developments
  • Virtual Acorn
  • Wakefield RISCOS Computer Club

There will once again be a charity stall at the show. Over £5000 has been raised over the years for various charitable causes. Items for the stall can be sent/delivered to the following address after 1st April.

    Wakefield Hospice (Fund Raising) Ltd
    Hemingway House
    Thornes Moor Business Park
    Thornes Moor Road
    WF2 8PG

They can accept deliveries direct by hand between 8:30 am and 4 pm Monday to Friday

Please ensure you mark the parcel: "For the attention of Terry Rigg - Wakefield 2002 Show"

The ever popular Show Theatre will once again be featured upstairs, confirmed speakers are currently Cerilica, Brian Jaques, and we understand R-Comp and Martin Wüerthner are booking slots.

A new facility this year will be the online Credit Card ordering facility via the show website

Tickets cost:

  • In Advance
    • Adults/OAP/Foundation £4
    • Juniors (6 to 16) £2
    • W/E Adults/OAP/Foundation £6
    • W/E Juniors (6 to 16) £4
  • On the door:
    • Adults £5
    • Juniors (6 to 16) £3
    • OAP/Foundation £4
    • W/E Adults/OAP/Foundation £8
    • W/E Juniors (6 to 16) £6

Cheques/Postal Orders to be made out to WACG SHOW

Please note tickets will not be sent out till Mid April at the earliest.

If you are online, why not visit and bookmark the show website.

The show will once again be entirely run by volunteers who are members of the Wakefield RISCOS Computer Club

Enquires regarding the show can be sent by email to or

Please see the adverts in the magazines or visit the website for all the latest information.

Chris Hughes, Wakefield RISCOS Computer Club