Archive Magazine at the Wakefield Show


It's nearly show time again! If you've seen the news in the latest Archive (and just about everywhere else too), you'll know that the Wakefield show temporarily has a different venue this year, the Cedar Court Hotel in Bradford. Archive will be there, of course, with the brand new issue, as well as complete bundles of the latest volume at a special show price. Unfortunately I am unable to attend this one, so Colin Piggot (Archive's Acorn Retro columnist) has stepped up and he will be manning the stand. Some of you may have met Colin, who made a guest appearance on the Archive stand at the London show last year. Please stop by, say hello to Colin, and check out the latest issue! I will be back on the stand at the London show in October, as well as next year's Wakefield.

Here are the Wakefield 2022 show prices:

‍    • Latest single issue £6.99

‍    • Full Volume 25 (six issues, inc. latest) £30 (special show price!)

‍    • New UK print subscription £40

‍    • New digital subscription £35

We will also be taking preorders for the new Archive Archived compilation, a back catalogue of Archive's extensive collection, finally launching this summer:

‍    • DVD or download £20

‍    • USB stick £25

Archive is pleased to support Wakefield 2022, and has donated a full year's subscription to Archive Magazine, or a one year extension for existing subscribers, to the show's prize draw. There are other great prizes up for grabs, including the grand prize from RISCOSbits, a PiRO Noir 2128 computer. Check out the full list. Tickets cost £1 each (max of two tickets per person).

Archive's stand is at table 2, right beside the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club at the entrance. We will be looking rather natty with our brand new banner on display, so you can't miss us.

Wakefield 2022 takes place at the Cedar Court Hotel, Bradford, on Saturday 21st May 2022, from 10.30am to 4pm. If you can, please come along and support all those working hard to grow the RISC OS scene. More details are at

- Gavin

Check out the cover of Archive 25:6


Welcome to the new issue, the last one of volume 25. Digital subscribers will receive their copy in the next 24 hours, as well as printed subscribers who have previously requested it. It's another packed issue, and I hope you enjoy it!

— Gavin


The Archive website is being rebuilt from the ground-up, with some useful things in the pipeline. It is now hosted on a server which will soon enable subscribers to login and make changes to their subscription, see how many issues they have remaining, and download previously purchased issues as PDFs. The site is (at last) using an SSL certificate.

This year, the site will start hosting free copies of every issue of Archive over 5 years old, right back to the very first issue. Archive has been published since 1987, and there is a wealth of valuable Acorn and RISC OS information in the vaults. As issues become five years old, they will become available to be enjoyed by new generations of RISC OS users.

You are reading the first entry in a little "Editor's Blog", an informal way of reaching Archive readers on a more regular basis. Expect behind-the-scenes info on Archive production, chat about RISC OS shows, and other random items from the world of RISC OS.

— Gavin

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