25. Jul, 2020
We have contacted several POSSIBLE show sites.
A football stadium, need to work around their 'home' match fixtures
A race course Grand Stand as at YORK, waiting replies from both Bath & Cheltenham
A Agricultural Show Ground [The Bath & West] bur the problem here is the cross country route to find site.
A similar event as Swindon's Steam Museum, BUT at the Aero Space site in Filton, waiting access to their events team.
The 'NEW' Bristol Arena at Filton, we have been informed they will not be taking bookings until 2025 at the earliest, as this is a ex- aeroplane hanger not sure what the lighting & sound will be like.
As & When more info is available it will be posted on this web site, keep watching.
STAY SAFE & STAY WELL
22. Jun, 2020
Our next show at time of this entry is January 2022.
We have been informed that the UWE Conference Centre will be included into the main teaching / tutorial area, because of the social distancing requirements and will not be released for private use for some considerable time.
You the visitors have suggested some alternative sites, 1 Thornbury Leasure Centre, 2 Chippenham or Calne Leasure Centres.
The use of using sports / leasure we will be sharing of PARKING, at Thornbury the overflow is FIELD parking not a good idea in January.
The Stem Museum at Swindon has been thought of, but again this i a shared parking & entry event.
If we use a School there will 'LOTS' of small rooms to fit traders into.
It has been suggested the Aero Museum at Filton [where the last flying Concorde is housed] but we have not yet been able to view this site, waiting for it#s reopening.
4. Jun, 2020
On 18th May 2020, the Exhibition & Conference Centre was closed to external hire by the Dean of University of the West of England, until mid 2021.
We will look for a alternative site but it will not be on the scale of the UWE venue
4. Jun, 2020
On 30th May 2020, we were informed that Adrian Swain of A.B.S. Models -- 43two1 Models-- and many other white metal kits has passed away.
The BOGG express our regrets on his passing.
1. May, 2020
Trader count of those showing a interest in the 2021 BOGG Show is now 42.
The Nightingale Hospital was opened with 12 beds on Thursday 29th April, after taking 3 weeks to be created, we 'HOPE' it will not be needed.
The Show web pages are receiving between 650 & 700 hits per week.
Any changes to our plan will be posted as and when we get more information.
Keep Well & Keep Safe. Happy Modelling
12. Apr, 2020
We sent out 91 invites to the trade, by yesterday 40 had replied, 2 have declined, 2 possible as they are not sure what their stock levels will be.
On 6th April we were informed that our Venue was to be a Emergency Nightingale Hospital.
We are waiting for UWE to confirm the venue will be available for us in January 2021, until we know please continue to use our 2020 show trader list to purchase your modelling requirements.
Keep Well, Keep Safe.
2. Apr, 2020
Please note trader invites have been sent out today for January 2021, keep looking at web for latest info regarding show.
20. Mar, 2020
PLEASE note we will continue to plan the 2021 BOGG Exhibition, by inviting the trade, Layouts / Model Clubs / Societies, will be contacted around Mid-August when the medical situation is better understood.
UNTIL we have more information the Bristol 0 Gauge Group will leave the 2020 trader listing on our web site.
Keep healthy & happy modelling
19. Feb, 2020
We have increased the price of our show wagons sent by post to £51.00 to cover the postal price increase last year.
Traders please check that you returned any extension leads you borrowed, also any show pass's as there are a difference of 20 between number issued & those returned, many thanks
6. Feb, 2020
See thank you letter page for a full show report
2. Feb, 2020
Again we increased out number through the door by just under 50.
OUR requested date for 2021 is 31st January 2021, this is dependent on the hall NOT being needed for for exams.
We hope that you enjoyed the show, a visitor asked if it was possible to have a 'MODERN' image layout, the choice of layouts is dependent on you the modellers offering us you railway empire to display.