Tunbridge Wells Wargames Society

Gaming with Miniatures since 1968 ...

CAVALIER

TWWS Annual Wargame Show

The date of the next Cavalier show is provisionally set for:

Sunday 28th February 2021

Introduction

The Society has run an Annual Wargame Show for many years. The show caters for exisiting wargamers and hopes also to showcase the hobby to a wider public audience. We have in the past recruited new members after one of our shows.

The Society operates a well-stocked Bring and Buy, details of which can be found below.

We aim to have a wide variety of traders from the wargaming hobby, as well as about a dozen games, these being split between Participation and Demonstration games. A Participation game allows visitors to take part in an ongoing game, and we encourage visiting Societies to offer such games when they book to come to Cavalier.

The link below will take you to a separate page where you will find a list of traders who are signed up for the show, as well as the games being presented by visiting Clubs and Societies. We leave the list of participants on display until the next show, as their contact details may be useful.

Venue

Cavalier is held at The Angel Centre, Angel Lane, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1SF.

The Angel Centre is 5 minutes on foot from Tonbridge Station and also benefits from being easily accessible with extensive free parking. The Centre has step-free access with a lift to the upper floor where the refreshment area is located. The upstairs area is also a good spot to go and examine your new purchases is comfort while enjoying a coffee (and bacon sandwich if you are feeling naughty!). A set of directions and maps to get to the Angel Centre can be downloaded from the link below. The final page is a sketch map of the immediate area round the Centre and is also useful for visitors arriving by rail or on foot. There is also a link to Google Maps which may be useful.

Opening Times

The show opens at 10.00 and closes at 16.00

Admission charges

The admission charge is £5.00. Free admission is offered to Women and children under 16 years of age.

Catering

Perfect Platters of Tonbridge are our caterers, providing hot and cold food and beverages throughout the day.

Photography

Photography is permitted in areas which have been hired by TWWS for the show. The Society arranges for a global photo permit with the Centre Management.

Trader Information

To contact the organiser regarding trade space please contact:

cavalier@twws.org.uk

To see useful information for traders, click on the link below.

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Bring and Buy

Things you need to know...

Like many other clubs, we have suffered from pilferage from the B&B, which is why this feature is regrettably vanishing from many shows. TWWS considered various methods of reducing the risks to both parties, and these have been incorporated in our Bring and Buy Conditions which you can download below. In particular...

  • The minimum price you should charge is £1.00 and prices should please be in multiples of full £££’s.
  • You may only use a Bring and Buy form issued by us, either by email in advance or on the day.
  • There are some items that we will no longer accept. (These are shown on the Bring and Buy document, and they could be DONATED to the Combat Stress Stand.)
  • Please also understand that we are unable to accept any liability for loss.

Bring and Buy Forms

It is recommended that you obtain Bring and Buy Forms in advance of the show. Each form has space for 10 items. You can order forms by sending an email to the address shown below, and you will be sent one or more pre-numbered PDF forms, which are free of charge when ordered in advance.

You have a CHOICE of how you can use the form. You can use it…

  • Either as an INTERACTIVE form which you can fill out using your PC at home, and print off for the day.
  • Or a MANUAL form which uses old fashioned pen and ink.

To order Bring and Buy forms please use the email address shown below. Please note that this address is only for Bring and Buy forms; if you need any other information regarding Cavalier you should use the address shown above under Trader Information.

twwscavbab@twws.org.uk

This email address is actively monitored from the January before Cavalier, when forms are ready to be issued, until midday on the Saturday immediately preceding the show, after which time forms cannot be issued because the person concerned is invlved in preparing the venue. After the show the email address is monitored again until 31st March, in case there are any problems that need to be resolved.

What does it cost ?

If you arrive at the show without having prepared your forms in advance, then you will be charged £1.00 per form given to you on the day.

At the end of trading, when you come to receive payment for items sold, TWWS will charge a 10% commission on money received for your items.

The Bring and Buy Conditions can be downloaded here.

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