1897: Queen Victoria's DIAMOND Jubilee


Information - Registration - Venue - Rules


22nd - 24th February 2008

1897 will be run at the West Retford Hotel in Retford in Nottinghamshire. The hotel is an elegant 18th century manor house set in three acres of lawns and gardens and provides the privacy required to encourage players to be able to dress in character without fear of embarrassment. The hotel possesses a separate dining room and bar area serving a wide range of dishes. Single and double rooms are available with full amenities.


  West Retford Hotel
24 North Road
DN22 7XG
01777 706333


The game will start around 8:00pm on Friday 22nd February and continue until lunchtime on Sunday 24th February 2008


We have negotiated a room rate of 35.00 per person per night with a 15.00 per person per night supplement for single occupancy. This rate will applies from Thursday 20th until Sunday 24th if you wish to come up early or stay over until the Monday.

Once again, we would like to administer the booking of the rooms centrally. On the registration form you will be able to select the nights and room type you require. If possible we would like you to provide credit card details on the registration form so that we can pass these to the hotel to secure your room booking.

If you would prefer not to put your credit card details on the registration form, please still complete the accommodation part of the form, and then once we have sorted out the room bookings, you will need to contact the hotel directly to provide them with the necessary information.

We will only be using the credit card details for securing the room booking with the hotel, they will not be used for any other purpose. You may choose how to settle your account with the hotel at the end of the event.


As at previous games there will be a scheduled break in the game on Saturday evening so that everyone gets at least one meal. And if the finances work out we will provide some kind of light refreshments after the game wrap on the Sunday.



By Car from the South   Take exit J30 from the M1 and follow the A616 to Worksop and then the A620 to Retford. Turn left at the roundabout into North Road A638 and the hotel is on the right.
By Car from the North   Take exit J32 from the M1 and follow the A57 to Worksop then the A620 to Retford. Turn left at the roundabout into North Road A638 and the hotel is on the right.
By Rail   Retford railway station is on the Inter City East Coast line that runs out of Kings Cross Station in London. Trains run periodically and take approximately 1 hours. Retford station is less than a mile from the hotel and taxis are readily available.



Information - Registration - Venue - Rules