April 4, 2019

It is said that in 1612 Robert Dover borrowed £10,000 from Sir Baptist Hicks - Campden's famous benefactor - to stage the first games. We don't know how much of that he actually spent on the event itself, and that event would have been a much longer, more elaborate aff...

September 27, 2018

Those of you who live in Chipping Campden will have seen that shortly after the Whitebeam tree fell over, the Market Hall was accidentally damaged.  There is now an appeal you can donate to in order to repair this stunning ancient building.  

Robert Dover's Ga...

May 31, 2018

As the 1st of June approaches make sure you've packed the essentials....

Event Passes - You can get these online, from Tokes Food & Drink in the High Street from now until Thursday 31st May. from the Ticket Stall in the Town Square on the day of our event or at the gate...

May 28, 2018

Well, here we are, a few days away from the games and there is a handful of people still running around trying to ensure that everything is in place.  It's so exciting I can hardly wait, but wait we have to!  There are so many thank yous and mentions that I'm not sure...

May 25, 2018

With one week to go until the rejuvenated games are set to go ahead on Dover's Hill, St James & St Catharine's primary schools in Chipping Campden were lucky enough to be the first people involved in the new educational programme which has started this year.

Professor M...

May 21, 2018

Dover's Games and Dover's Hill, where The Games are held, are both named after Robert Dover, but why?

Robert Dover

Robert Dover was a lawyer from Norfolk, born, we think, in 1582. In around 1611 Dover came to live locally in nearby Saintbury, then he moved to Chipping Ca...

May 9, 2018

Is the Cotswold Olimpicks definitely on this year?


We’ve been grafting pretty hard behind the scenes, raising funds and gathering enough helpers to bring The Games back to Dovers Hill for 2018.

When is it?

Friday 1st June.

What time does it all kick off?

The gate...

March 7, 2018

Well hello there strangers.  I thought it was about time I got a grip and let you all know how it's going over here at Dover's Games HQ.  It's been a busy few months as we try to pull together all the activities, performers, games etc. and then on top of that produce a...

November 25, 2017

Hello everyone, it's been a while!  It's nearly the start of advent and so much has gone on this year in the Robert Dover's Games Society in order to put ourselves in a position to be able to present a games next year.  So many people have been involved in so many diff...

October 4, 2017

Hello everyone, I hope you’re all well and enjoying the first signs of Autumn.  

It’s impossible not to feel a little nostalgic at this time of year, just because there’s something so monumental about the shift in seasons and the changing of the clocks and, well, the sk...

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