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by Tod
Thu Sep 03, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Late/non-payments
Replies: 7
Views: 4453

Re: Late/non-payments

Small claims can be done online now I think. I wouldn't bother trying to sell the debt as you won't get much. I visit those who owe me money if it gets long winded. If it's a trader name them publically.
by Tod
Wed Sep 02, 2015 4:46 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 2015 Law Commission 'antique' gun proposals
Replies: 52
Views: 19057

Re: 2015 Law Commission 'antique' gun proposals

I'm of the opinion that all Section 1 re-enactment guns come under the same basic application rules as those used by gun clubs. As far as I know they have to get approval or sponsorship from the club and prove they are trained before they get their Section 1 cert. There are way too many people out t...
by Tod
Wed Sep 02, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 2015 Law Commission 'antique' gun proposals
Replies: 52
Views: 19057

Re: 2015 Law Commission 'antique' gun proposals

I agree as well. Stupid idea, it's bad enough people get them then and have no training.
by Tod
Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: research / general query for sellers / traders
Replies: 1
Views: 2195

Re: research / general query for sellers / traders

It depends what you want, there isn't one web page for everything from every period. If you are in a group its best to ask them where to get good items from, but ask the seller for information as well as there is a lot of inaccurate junk out there.
by Tod
Thu Jul 30, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Dog collars
Replies: 5
Views: 6960

Re: Dog collars

I can make you one, I've made a few different types and I have a greyhound to model it on. Drop me an email to shoes@fsmail.net (I'm closed from 1- 12 August).
by Tod
Thu Jul 30, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Tent Poles
Replies: 11
Views: 4756

Re: Tent Poles

It depends on what you need to make but B and Q do lengths of round pine, this is the same as Past Tents use (or used to). They also do bannister poles if you don't mind a flat down one side. You can get the tube part from Ebay or as written above the local scrap yard.
by Tod
Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:24 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Stuart Era group sought.
Replies: 8
Views: 4198

Re: Stuart Era group sought.

Which bit of the Stuart era? It covers 3/4 of the 17th century.
by Tod
Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 49
Views: 54035

Re: Insurance

There's no phone number on there. I ended up going through the Towergate Facebook page and sending them a message that they will pass on.
by Tod
Wed Apr 22, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 49
Views: 54035

Re: Insurance

Has anyone got John Hughes contact details? I spoke to him at the ILHF but have lost his card.
by Tod
Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:26 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Linen Kirtles
Replies: 22
Views: 15894

Re: Linen Kirtles

Some times this forum needs a like button, this is one of those times.
by Tod
Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Linen Kirtles
Replies: 22
Views: 15894

Re: Linen Kirtles

Does this mean that all the dresses made of linen that female re-enactors wear are wrong then?
by Tod
Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:50 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Poss extra Tewkesbury event 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 5235

Re: Poss extra Tewkesbury event 2016

I was defending if that's the right word the artisans and designers who make or sell stuff that is for re-enactment as that's what I do. I completely understand the difference between them and the food and wall hanger etc traders. I've always thought the existing Tewkesbury Market does very well in ...
by Tod
Wed Oct 15, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Poss extra Tewkesbury event 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 5235

Re: Poss extra Tewkesbury event 2016

A lot of the bigger groups host traders at their events. Some invite the traders they want and even buy us lunch :D because they want their members to have the best kit. Others charge traders an annual fee and that means that good traders can be plonked in with traders who would be better off at a c...
by Tod
Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Poss extra Tewkesbury event 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 5235

Re: Poss extra Tewkesbury event 2016

As a trader I completely agree with Graham. I do most of my shoe business by mail order but also do the markets (ILHF, Cambridge and TORM) as not only do I pick up bespoke business but it is a good place to market myself. There are limited number of customers country wide and by starting new markets...
by Tod
Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:03 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Cambridge History Fair, Godmanchester, Oct 18th & 19th
Replies: 5
Views: 4195

Re: Cambridge History Fair, Godmanchester, Oct 18th & 19th

I've been in touch with the floor manager for the Wood Green market and table and chairs should be available for traders to use. I would expect it to be first come first serve.
by Tod
Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Cambridge History Fair, Godmanchester, Oct 18th & 19th
Replies: 5
Views: 4195

Re: Cambridge History Fair, Godmanchester, Oct 18th & 19th

Just to confirm, we have to bring our own furniture? I know last time there was a ton of tables and some traders turned up with out booking them (they were free I think) but used the ones supplied anyway.
by Tod
Wed Aug 27, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Cannon finish?
Replies: 2
Views: 5198

Re: Cannon finish?

Dave Wilson (Wiz) might know, he's on my friends list on FB.
by Tod
Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 65782

Re: Bannockburn 2014

Just go though those BBC pictures. I hoped it would be better than this. :( Good luck to all the 14th century re-enactors who will now have to try and explain all their kit and what they do in detail to the thousands that now think that what they saw this week end was even close to what they had and...
by Tod
Mon Jun 02, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Arrow / arrow head removal
Replies: 14
Views: 12402

Re: Arrow / arrow head removal

I made one years ago for the Two Men in Trench series, I heard it was put in museum and then someone pinched it but I don't know if that's true.
by Tod
Mon May 12, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: Post Spam Messages Here
Replies: 224
Views: 179430

Re: Post Spam Messages Here

Which post?
by Tod
Thu May 08, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Navy recruitment
Replies: 9
Views: 8452

Re: Navy recruitment

Two people worth asking are Foxe (on here) and Dave "Wiz" Wilson he's on my friends list on FB.
by Tod
Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Black Powder storage advice and regulations.
Replies: 36
Views: 33438

Re: Black Powder storage advice and regulations.

Try this http://www.reloadingsales.webspace.virg ... torage.htm or search for black powder storage box design. I hope that helps.
by Tod
Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Black Powder storage advice and regulations.
Replies: 36
Views: 33438

Re: Black Powder storage advice and regulations.

Once you have your A and K for the site you are at it is good practice to put it on display when you issue BP. Thatw ay every one knows it is in force and that you have legally kept the BP on site.
by Tod
Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Black Powder storage advice and regulations.
Replies: 36
Views: 33438

Re: Black Powder storage advice and regulations.

I asked the question about storage in vehicles and this is the answer from the top man. A car, caravan or camper is a metal box and you are not meant to store in such so that counts out storing in a vehicle. Although the guidelines do say you can leave it in such whilst you take a comfort break. Bot...
by Tod
Mon Apr 14, 2014 3:16 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Black Powder storage advice and regulations.
Replies: 36
Views: 33438

Re: Black Powder storage advice and regulations.

If you search for Black Powder boxes you should come up with the link. If you still can't get them PM me your adress and I'll print some off and post to you. Every time I have applied for a A and K I have attached a letter detailing the event, when I will arrive, when I will leave, what the BP is be...
by Tod
Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Black Powder storage advice and regulations.
Replies: 36
Views: 33438

Re: Black Powder storage advice and regulations.

To answer another question and to kill off another myth.
If you are taking BP to a site within the police area that you live in and are going to keep it there for the week end you MUST get a A and K for that site as well.
In simple terms you need a A and K for every site you keep BP at.
by Tod
Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Black Powder storage advice and regulations.
Replies: 36
Views: 33438

Black Powder storage advice and regulations.

There has been misinformation passed around recently about what you need if you are using Black Powder in your displays at events. These are the facts and they come from the top police explosive officer (Danny Kay). Anything else you are told is wrong. I'm going to keep this to events or individuals...
by Tod
Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: So, how long were spears in the period of this sub-forum?
Replies: 22
Views: 8370

Re: So, how long were spears in the period of this sub-forum

20' pikes fit on the roof of a Merc Vito. Been there done that.
by Tod
Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Noah's Ark
Replies: 17
Views: 5799

Re: Noah's Ark

Don't forget my little horse :-) I know some one who will be very happy. Could you do a dog (greyhoundish) as well?
by Tod
Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Queen Anne shopkeeper's costume
Replies: 7
Views: 4491

Re: Queen Anne shopkeeper's costume

I'd agree it looks nothing like anything I've seen for the early 18th century.