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by Martin
Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:12 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Lewis and Clark reenactment
Replies: 16
Views: 5503

I have a list of what I need lol, just wondering if anyone can suggest suppliers of some of the items, looking for the more practical stuff , I want to make up their medical kit so will need old medical instruments etc :)
by Martin
Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:07 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Lewis and Clark reenactment
Replies: 16
Views: 5503

Lewis and Clark reenactment

Im looking at getting a small LH / demo set up adjacent to my stall as Ive spent the year doing demos to help out with pitch fee's, Ive been smoking food in a canvas smoker using the same method and marinade that was used by Messirs Lewis and Clark and wearing the appropriate kit for them, Im lookin...
by Martin
Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:26 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: 16th International Napoleonic Fair October 3rd - 4th 2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1879

see you there :D
by Martin
Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:19 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Show in Holland free pitch
Replies: 12
Views: 2664

Hi David, its definatly worth a punt but if your only selling to reenactors then its not so good, if you sell to MOPs as well then there are loads of em, with xmas money to spend and nowhere to spend it ( Holland closes down over xmas in the countryside or it did when I lived there lol) :D
by Martin
Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:36 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Show in Holland free pitch
Replies: 12
Views: 2664

email em Sal, its a good show :D
by Martin
Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:42 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Show in Holland free pitch
Replies: 12
Views: 2664

Hi Sal, as I recall it was medieval / viking type of thing and IMHO you would do well as there are A LOT of mops go through there :)
by Martin
Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:54 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Show in Holland free pitch
Replies: 12
Views: 2664

Show in Holland free pitch

Just recieved this missive, we did it 2 years ago and we're doing it again for this one, when we were there the weather was pooy but a very very good turnout of MOPs despite that ""On the 29 and 30 of december we, “ The Kitchen of Old Times “, organise a huge event in Bussloo, Apeldoorn, together wi...
by Martin
Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: carshare to Pontoise?
Replies: 0
Views: 647

carshare to Pontoise?

Is anyone going to Pontoise with room for myself and 4 suitcases.
happy to share petrol and driving
Suzi
by Martin
Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:36 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: REMINDER - NMTF Historic Traders Branch AGM
Replies: 57
Views: 10369

On a side line this is a little frustrating as the normal NFMT magazine has almost nothing ever of relevance to our sort of line of trade I agree, to the decree where I have my NMTF as a matter of course but aside from having a few handy discounts I think its more of a legality I have to have :lol:...
by Martin
Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:22 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Market Traders Union ?
Replies: 34
Views: 5155

I wish that I could guarantee attendance numbers thats not the problem m8, its organizers who tell you that a certain figure (roughly) will come through the gates just so you will come, also the ones who do zero advertising but tell you that they have done loads leading up to it, there is no way to...
by Martin
Sun Jul 05, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Market Traders Union ?
Replies: 34
Views: 5155

oh m8, Im more an ideas man :D , I would have no idea how such a thing could be done, I just think its a good idea that we can have a body to turn to to deal with "specific" problems that we all regularly come up against , sorry if the last post sounded sarky, it was done in a beer tent jovial conve...
by Martin
Sun Jul 05, 2009 5:54 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Market Traders Union ?
Replies: 34
Views: 5155

I was talking to some festival traders and they were discussing it as an idea after being mislead time and time again get one of the NMTF branch officials to follow it through informally. I cant really see what effect that will have on an organizer who assured you that 5.000 roughly would be through...
by Martin
Fri Jul 03, 2009 11:34 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Market Traders Union ?
Replies: 34
Views: 5155

In all honesty m8, some of the worse organizers we have come across are in reenactment, as well as some of the best of course, but you find some reenactors think organizing a show is a doddle then they try it, promise you the earth and you get a village green with a couple of bemused MOPs who had no...
by Martin
Fri Jul 03, 2009 10:15 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Market Traders Union ?
Replies: 34
Views: 5155

Thing is m8, you start asking organizers for contracts etc I reckon it would be harder to get a pitch in future :lol:
by Martin
Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:42 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Market Traders Union ?
Replies: 34
Views: 5155

Market Traders Union ?

Just a thought Ive been mulling over, is there such a thing as a Traders Union ? for example when a trader is given information that when on arrival at a show turns out to be erroneous, such as "we're expecting 10,000 per day, we done lots of advertising !" then when you get there 300 come through t...
by Martin
Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:33 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tewkesbury confirmation?
Replies: 5
Views: 2310

its been confirmed we're not trading there this year :( , couldn't afford to send the cheque at the time, send a letter explaining and if there were problems to contact us asap as we would try and borrow the money and didn't hear owt back saying it was needed straight away , thought it was OK, obvio...
by Martin
Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: looking for a website
Replies: 2
Views: 2363

cheers m8 :D
by Martin
Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:48 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: looking for a website
Replies: 2
Views: 2363

looking for a website

Im trying to find a website for people reenacting 18th 19th century American stuff, I want to get a set of trappers kit together and a few other bits 'n' bobs and would like a few pointers, any suggestions ?
by Martin
Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:08 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Whos of to Pontoise
Replies: 5
Views: 1656

It was great last year, where are you staying ? Im tempted to have a tent in the car park area, there is a Formula 1 near it, but as the weather is going to be glorious we're thinking outdoors would be nicer than a brothel :lol:
by Martin
Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:06 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Whos of to Pontoise
Replies: 5
Views: 1656

Whos of to Pontoise

Just wondering, we are cos it was great in November and the banquet for the April show is meant to be brill :D
by Martin
Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:55 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: How do you pay for it all in advance ?
Replies: 12
Views: 3704

Ask them if you can post date the cheque. did that year before last and over half were banked and honored by our bank prior to the date, apparently post dated or not, if its put in the bank the bank cleared em :lol: , I ( and the chaps who put em in) thought that they would only clear on the date o...
by Martin
Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:57 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: How do you pay for it all in advance ?
Replies: 12
Views: 3704

The plan does not have to be detailed but have you thought about puting say 10% from each show away into a saving account for this we did that for the first 2 years and it went rather well, but after almost 2 years of crappy summers/ canceled shows etc last year we were literally hand to mouth most...
by Martin
Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:25 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: How do you pay for it all in advance ?
Replies: 12
Views: 3704

How do you pay for it all in advance ?

We're filling in our forms for shows coming up and an alarming amount want 100% payment in advance most in fact and it is understandable if your organizing a show I understand that, but we just dont have the £2750 we need to pay them all, and also there is the worry that if any shows are canceled ge...
by Martin
Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Events
Replies: 7
Views: 2077

I have been asked many times to send out jerky to the States ( a bit like taking coal to Newcastle :lol: ) after visitors to our shores have tried it but the regulations regarding sending meaty stuff out there is to difficult ( though its easy to import jerky to the UK :lol: ). :D www.martinsjerkedm...
by Martin
Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Looking for alternative markets ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1519

Yep, can you ring me m8 on
07507071350
about 6ish would be good :D
by Martin
Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Looking for alternative markets ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1519

the music for the Celtic rally is fantastic, Aswad, Levellers, Beat, Bad Manners :D :D :D and different period Bars sounds good
by Martin
Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:15 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Looking for alternative markets ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1519

Looking for alternative markets ?

I'm in the process of talking to 3 different festival organisors about having a "medieval" area at their shows, Ive mentioned it before but now we're taking it a lot further, we're giving them an L.H camp, combat display and a traders row with authentically attired traders. Unfortunately for some tr...
by Martin
Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Who wants a free advert in a magazine?
Replies: 6
Views: 2305

ezine

hiya m8, would you be interested in an article ? about meat 'n drying etc ? also, we'd like a link if thats OK :D
by Martin
Sun Feb 15, 2009 1:02 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Deleted the thread
Replies: 3
Views: 1211

I also have a similar designed tent but for Tewks we like to use the big one, and the majority of traders there have tents with guys , the cost of our items is all£2.50 and we will have to sell an awful lot more items to cover the xtra bit, I want to point out as well, Im in no way not dissing the o...
by Martin
Sun Feb 15, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Deleted the thread
Replies: 3
Views: 1211

I'm had a few PM's regarding this thread from people who feel likewise but dont want to talk on an open forum for fear or repercussions but that's what the traders forum is for surely and I really doubt any organisor would blacklist or avoid using traders who make comments on this thread :) , its a ...