Wakefield Show prize draw for 2020 morphs into a charity auction

The Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club, organisers of the Wakefield Show, have for some years now run a prize draw at the show, with tickets available from the Club stand, and a selection of RISC OS-related prizes for the winner(s). Prizes for the draw are usually provided to the group by exhibitors, and because 2020 was to be the 25th annual Wakefield Show, the first prize planned for this year was something out of the ordinary: Andy Marks of RISCOSbits had produced a specially designed version of the Deuce case.

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Wakefield Zoom meeting – 5th August – open to all

With a trio of talks to tempt you in The next meeting of the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club (WROCC) is coming up and, in keeping with the current restrictions on gatherings, will once again be an online event. However, unlike the last meeting, which was for members only, this one is open to anyone who registers a wish to attend.

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Hear about RISC OS Direct in Wakefield on 2nd June

Without setting a foot outside your own door! Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club (WROCC) meetings routinely take place at the West Yorkshire Sports and Social Club – but those regular meetings have been put on hold by the current health crisis. However, the lockdown situation doesn’t necessarily mean meetings are prevented altogether, only that they can’t involve people gathering in the same physical location. With that in mind, the group has scheduled a meeting, with a presentation by Steve Fryatt, to take place using video conferencing system Zoom – the…

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News nybble: Micro Miscellany at Wakefield meeting, 5th February

The next meeting of the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club (WROCC) will take place at 7:45pm tomorrow evening (5th February) and rather than a guest speaker, there will be various examples of interesting software and hardware demonstrated on an informal, one to one bases, brought in by several members. The meeting place is the West Yorkshire Sports and Social Club, Sandall Hall Close, Wakefield and is free for members to attend, but costs £3.00 for non-members. Full details can be found on the WROCC website – along with details of…

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News nybble: Chris Cox’s Wakefield talk now online

A video of Chris Cox’s visit to the RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) back in February went online a few days ago, a couple of days after he paid a visit to the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club (WROCC) to give a similar talk. That Wakefield talk was also recorded, and has now been uploaded to YouTube in three parts: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

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News nybble: Video of Chris Cox’s visit to ROUGOL now online

Back in February, Chris Cox paid a visit to the RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) – and much more recently the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club (WROCC) – to talk about his time at Acorn Computers and Acorn RISC Technologies, where amongst other things he largely became the public face at exhibitions. For the benefit of anyone unable to visit either, a video recording of the London talk is now available to watch on YouTube. ROUGOL’s next meeting, meanwhile, will take place on 18th November, and the group…

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