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by Pete the Pong
Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:15 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Traders at delapre
Replies: 4
Views: 1528

Re: Traders at delapre

Great site, and as always a pleasure to work with Plantagenet Events. And with a little more notice looks like being a great event in the future.
by Pete the Pong
Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:25 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: pheonix show downham market 21/22 august
Replies: 4
Views: 1436

Re: pheonix show downham market 21/22 august

Hi,
Only just found this post!
Could well be interested, especially as it's local to me.
more details would be very helpful
Thanks
Pete
by Pete the Pong
Tue May 18, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: REMINDER - NMTF Historic Traders Branch AGM
Replies: 57
Views: 10270

Re: REMINDER - NMTF Historic Traders Branch AGM

Ania, have pm'd you
Pete
by Pete the Pong
Sun May 16, 2010 11:12 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Alnwick Market looking for Traders August 14th!!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 5198

Re: Alnwick Market looking for Traders August 14th!!!!!

Teagirl wrote - Unfortunately, that's the same weekend as Lanark, so we'll have to drop out. What a shame as we were looking forward to it. I'd just like to clarify that Scotland's Festival of History in the Royal Burgh of Lanark is on Aug 21/22 . And since Alnwick isn't that far from Lanark perhap...
by Pete the Pong
Sat May 15, 2010 1:40 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Alnwick Market looking for Traders August 14th!!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 5198

Re: Alnwick Market looking for Traders August 14th!!!!!

14th clashes with the Planty event in Lincoln, which I'm booked into
by Pete the Pong
Tue May 11, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Snailwell Medieval Fayre
Replies: 5
Views: 2733

Re: Snailwell Medieval Fayre

Yes, thanks for organising Snailwell. OK the weather was a problem on Saturday -but (unless you have personally offended one of the Gods or Goddesses) not your fault. Although I gather Carlisle was a good show, it's a very long way for me to go whereas Snailwell is just down the road! Obviously a lo...
by Pete the Pong
Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Conwy Feast
Replies: 0
Views: 510

Conwy Feast

Just received this email, so passing the info over to everyone Hello I am the organiser of Gwledd Conwy Feast, a major food festival located in the medieval walled town of Conwy, on the North Wales coast. The event is scheduled for October 23rd and 24th and takes place in several sites within the wa...
by Pete the Pong
Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:57 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: REMINDER - NMTF Historic Traders Branch AGM
Replies: 57
Views: 10270

Re: REMINDER - NMTF Historic Traders Branch AGM

Yes, Martin, you are right, the discussion over the particular show in question needs to be dropped. The important thing is for everyone, organisers and traders, to learn the lessons. Basically these are: 1) There will be circumstances when a show needs to be closed down 2) It is essential (and poss...
by Pete the Pong
Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:18 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: REMINDER - NMTF Historic Traders Branch AGM
Replies: 57
Views: 10270

Re: REMINDER - NMTF Historic Traders Branch AGM

look at T***** last year for a classic example a show cancelled on the main day and reopened 2 hours before the show was due to close, each and every trader there was of the same opinion, that the show could have been opened all day, a beautiful, warm summers day in Cornwall, if there was someone t...
by Pete the Pong
Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:33 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: REMINDER - NMTF Historic Traders Branch AGM
Replies: 57
Views: 10270

Re: REMINDER - NMTF Historic Traders Branch AGM

couldnt an AGM be done at one of the big fairs at the beginning or end of the year ? :D Firstly, as I have pointed out before thr NMTF rules are that it should be held within a few weeks of the same date annually (ie for us mid summer) and secondly if you mean the ILHF or TORM that immediately limi...
by Pete the Pong
Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: REMINDER - NMTF Historic Traders Branch AGM
Replies: 57
Views: 10270

Re: REMINDER - NMTF Historic Traders Branch AGM

Tewksbury doesn't seem to be very central. So would it be possible to organise an AGM, say near Birmingham in Jan. when most traders are not at fairs. Then anyone who wanted to, could attend. Elaine Problem here is firstly even somewhere central like Birmingham is a long drive for a lot of us, espe...
by Pete the Pong
Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: REMINDER - NMTF Historic Traders Branch AGM
Replies: 57
Views: 10270

Re: REMINDER - NMTF Historic Traders Branch AGM

just out of interest Pete what do other branches of the NMTF do about holding there AGM do they hold it in the same place or does it move about Seeing as most branches are located in one town (or small area) they don't have to move anywhere! Our problem is that our members are scattered all over th...
by Pete the Pong
Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:28 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: REMINDER - NMTF Historic Traders Branch AGM
Replies: 57
Views: 10270

Re: REMINDER - NMTF Historic Traders Branch AGM

I dont think thats an issue. A representative from the NMTF has been at every AGM I have been to, and the organisers of Tewks are well aware that its on, I dont think there is anywhere else where a lot of Traders will be, we are all spread all over the place and for us at least if it was not somewh...
by Pete the Pong
Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:17 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: REMINDER - NMTF Historic Traders Branch AGM
Replies: 57
Views: 10270

Re: REMINDER - NMTF Historic Traders Branch AGM

I wasn't at the event that concerns you Martin, so I have no idea of the details. However,this looks at least on the surface to be a clear breach of Market Trading Law. Once the organiser has accepted your fee, and therefore granted you a license to trade, then he (or she) must provide a market for ...
by Pete the Pong
Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: REMINDER - NMTF Historic Traders Branch AGM
Replies: 57
Views: 10270

Re: REMINDER - NMTF Historic Traders Branch AGM

As a trader your costs are relatively low: transport, food and so on. Your real sizable risk is the in potentia earnings that you lose if public attendance is poor, in other words the waste of your valuable time. Not always that low!!!! I'm costing up events much more accurately than I used to, and...
by Pete the Pong
Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: REMINDER - NMTF Historic Traders Branch AGM
Replies: 57
Views: 10270

Re: REMINDER - NMTF Historic Traders Branch AGM

Firstly, to remind everyone that should you need it, as an NMTF member you can have a free 30 minute consultation with a solicitor who is familiar with Market Trading law. Please do not take my word for everything, I am NOT legally trained. I am simply giving an opinion based on many years of experi...
by Pete the Pong
Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: REMINDER - NMTF Historic Traders Branch AGM
Replies: 57
Views: 10270

Re: REMINDER - NMTF Historic Traders Branch AGM

Several points coming up here Firstly, from a purely technical point of view the date and place of the AGM is set by the Chairman, who of course is now Roger. In practise it usually ends up as a joint decision between the Chairman and Secretary (ie Duke Henry) bearing in mind all the arguements put ...
by Pete the Pong
Sat Mar 06, 2010 2:47 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Hot Meal Delivery ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2211

Re: Hot Meal Delivery ?

Sounds like the ideal solution for a lot of events! Especially for those of us trading on our own.
When are you planning to start offering this to us?
by Pete the Pong
Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:04 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: REMINDER - NMTF Historic Traders Branch AGM
Replies: 57
Views: 10270

Re: REMINDER - NMTF Historic Traders Branch AGM

I assume it has occurred to people that some people have no interest in attending. Of course! Many (if not most) people will have no interest whatsoever in attending. AGM's are not exactly exiting events, and if a member is quite happy with the way the branch is run then there is no real "need" for...
by Pete the Pong
Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:36 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: REMINDER - NMTF Historic Traders Branch AGM
Replies: 57
Views: 10270

Re: REMINDER - NMTF Historic Traders Branch AGM

One of the reasons for choosing Tewkesbury in the first place is that it is well established, "neutral" ground, and you can guarantee that there will be a lot of members on site (even if they don't turn up!!!). The NMTF rules say that the AGM must be held within a few weeks of the same date each yea...
by Pete the Pong
Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:50 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Royal Mail 'Special' Delivery
Replies: 12
Views: 20171

Re: Royal Mail 'Special' Delivery

I send most of the lighter items by 1st class mail. Very very rarely had a problem. Larger items by courier, have a look at http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/shopping/cheap-parcel-delivery The only problem (like today) is that they collect "some time between 8.30 and 5.30" and I have to hang around t...
by Pete the Pong
Sat Nov 14, 2009 7:01 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: A sad passing
Replies: 1
Views: 1034

A sad passing

I've just been told by Roger that Dennis Williams, past president of the NMTF has passed away. I know that he has been ill for some time. For those of you who never met him, or only briefly saw him when he used to attend our AGM's, without Dennis's enthusiam for us we would not have our own branch. ...
by Pete the Pong
Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:35 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Anyone trading at the Bishops Palace in December
Replies: 38
Views: 7061

Re: Anyone trading at the Bishops Palace in December

Well, last year the event had an attendance of around TWELVE HUNDRED people an hour! I'm sure Charles has got it in hand. Yup, but would it not be a good idea to have the "belt & braces" approach and try to up the attendance to 1500 an hour?? And all for a tenner? Seriously, I know last year was go...
by Pete the Pong
Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: HELP NEEDED FOR LINCOLN!
Replies: 5
Views: 1691

Re: HELP NEEDED FOR LINCOLN!

As I see it, although avance publicity is always good -but I suspect that the majority of potential customers will not make their minds up as to whether they are going to visit the Bishops Palace until the day itself. So if we can organise someone to get out onto the streets while the market is on, ...
by Pete the Pong
Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:40 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: HELP NEEDED FOR LINCOLN!
Replies: 5
Views: 1691

HELP NEEDED FOR LINCOLN!

Starting a new thread -but this follows the one from Martin. It seems that despite the fact that the market ran well last year, there is a lot of concern about inadequate advertising for this year. What I am proposng is that if we can get enough people (ie about 30 traders) to throw in £10 each, we ...
by Pete the Pong
Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:18 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Do anyone know these people
Replies: 5
Views: 1825

Re: Do anyone know these people

Again be careful, The money can get to your bank and be cleared -but if it later turns out to be part of a money laundering fraud, at the best you will simply loose your cash, at worst you could be investigated as being part of whatever scam is being run. Speak to the people directly, and ask THEM q...
by Pete the Pong
Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:13 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Anyone trading at the Bishops Palace in December
Replies: 38
Views: 7061

Re: Anyone trading at the Bishops Palace in December

We're going to be there as well -so please keep us updated with any developments on this idea!
by Pete the Pong
Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Market Traders Union ?
Replies: 34
Views: 5068

Can't speak for the other events but as for Kelmarsh, EH have always been happy with mutual contracts, as have the NT. But are you talking about a "group" situation, where EH etc are expecting you to intereact with the public -and presumably they pay you, or talking about trading as an individual, ...
by Pete the Pong
Sat Jul 04, 2009 2:38 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Market Traders Union ?
Replies: 34
Views: 5068

Yup, PRECISELY!!!!!! NMTF is much bigger than all of us. It covers ALL market traders whether you work on a local street market, a city covered market, or a fair or festival. Don't allow organisers to see us as being divided, in practise we are not and ALL of us have the same potential clout. The NM...
by Pete the Pong
Fri Jul 03, 2009 10:37 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Market Traders Union ?
Replies: 34
Views: 5068

John, Firstly I have NO legal expertise! But it would strike me that it is possible that if you have had that assurance in WRITING (ie email) and acted accordingly there is a case for arguing something to the grounds of fraudulent representation on the part of the organiser. This is certainly someth...