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by david smith
Thu Jul 03, 2008 3:24 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: 'Feeling the pinch' update - am down and very nearly out
Replies: 49
Views: 11195

Martin, You then run the risk of organisers having their ears bent (or just getting greedy) by the caterers whose teas etc are being competed with, and as you know from Joust the caterers pitch fees are usually rather large by comparison to traders pitch fees. Also marquee are expensive to hire, eve...
by david smith
Wed Jul 02, 2008 3:24 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: 'Feeling the pinch' update - am down and very nearly out
Replies: 49
Views: 11195

Look forward to seeing you at Chatteris (Saturday) - and talking over possibilities and mad schemes and available options and cunning plans - every possibility has to be looked at, we can't afford not to have good quality gingerbread!!

Best wishes
David
by david smith
Mon Jun 16, 2008 6:56 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: New market for traders, excellent value.
Replies: 2
Views: 1166

New market for traders, excellent value.

Hi, New Multi-Period Re-enactors Market starting October 17th & 18th 2009. Cressing Temple, with space indoors and outdoors, plus FREE camping for both traders and visitors on both the Friday and the Saturday night. Sunday night camping fro traders only. An Arena for Displays, Demonstrations, possib...
by david smith
Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:15 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: April 19th 20th Cressing Temple
Replies: 0
Views: 639

April 19th 20th Cressing Temple

Now the Boot Camp is out of the way, the next thing looming on the calendar is the St George's fun and games at Cressing Temple, which I believe is once again featuring Jousting by Horses Impossible, the Medieval Siege Society, and some Napoleonic Regiments. Possibly more that I do not know about! T...
by david smith
Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: History Boot Camp 2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1998

Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud!!

More pictures...

Best wishes
David
by david smith
Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:13 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: History Boot Camp 2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1998

And sunshine (at times!)

Best wishes
David
by david smith
Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:10 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: History Boot Camp 2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1998

Yes, it was pretty magical!

Best wishes
David
by david smith
Tue Apr 08, 2008 11:24 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Dark Age Festival, June 2008 Cressing Temple
Replies: 10
Views: 3431

Dear Mrs Trellis-Whinger, The title of the event is not designed to attract pedants, it is hoped to appeal to the general public, who after 11 years of Educashion Educashun and Edukation are too illiterate for either long words of many syllabubs, or an appreciation of the fine points of the post-Rom...
by david smith
Wed Mar 26, 2008 1:53 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: some help needed please
Replies: 7
Views: 1958

Hi David, I think you'll find metal framed is fine provided it looks the part from a few feet away, ie canvas rather than nylon or plastic covered. I know of a well know Duke who trades from a red tent which has metal framings :lol: Similarly, most sensible shows won't put obstacles in the way of wh...
by david smith
Sun Mar 09, 2008 12:46 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Dark Age Festival, June 2008 Cressing Temple
Replies: 10
Views: 3431

www.dark-age-festival.co.uk now live.

Sorry it took so long - incompetence.

Best wishes
David
by david smith
Fri Feb 01, 2008 5:11 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Scottish/North of England Medieval re-enactments 2008 thread
Replies: 34
Views: 4230

Bodelwyddan does not clash with Kelmarsh, which has very obligingly moved to July (and I didn't even have to ask them!) :lol:

Best wishes
David
by david smith
Sat Jan 26, 2008 1:04 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Bodelwyddan pictures [at last]
Replies: 8
Views: 2177

Fox, they are excellent - and can I please use some of them on the web site etc with suitable accreditation, as mine have disappeared and may never be resurrected ( altho' fingers still crossed!) ?

Best wishes
David
by david smith
Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:32 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: So that's why Napoleon was so snotty!
Replies: 3
Views: 1995

So that's why Napoleon was so snotty!

Apparently, "because of the Napoleon Complex While Napoleon was actually 5ft 6.5in tall, his aggression may have stemmed from "strikingly small, infantile and undersized genitals", as revealed in his autopsy. The organ in question measured 1.25in." From a newspaper article. Any one know if it's true...
by david smith
Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:47 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Caldicot - 8th/9th September 2007
Replies: 8
Views: 2144

If anyone can collect them, I'm quite happy to lend 30 or so A3 sized directional signs in bright yellow which say "Medieval Fair" and are suitable for cable-tie-ing to road signs etc.

Naturally I'd like to get them back in good repair!

Best wishes
David
by david smith
Mon Jul 30, 2007 1:40 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: The East Anglian Medieval Fayre, Sept 13th & 14th 2008
Replies: 0
Views: 600

The East Anglian Medieval Fayre, Sept 13th & 14th 2008

The East Anglian Medieval Fayre will be resurrected for 2008, at Cressing Temple, near Braintree in Essex, weekend of the 13th & 14th of August. Laurie's doing the bar. There's plenty of room for traders both inside the barns and in suitable tents on grassy sward. Prices will be £50 / 65 outside (no...
by david smith
Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:10 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Dark Ages Festival, trading opportunity
Replies: 0
Views: 578

Dark Ages Festival, trading opportunity

June 21st and 22nd 2008 sees the start of a new annual re-enactment event especially for the Dark Ages. At the very lovely Cressing Temple in Essex, near Braintree, see www.cressingtemple.org.uk I think East Anglia quite appropriate as a location, lots of history from that period :lol: The event wil...
by david smith
Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:07 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Dark Age Festival, June 2008 Cressing Temple
Replies: 10
Views: 3431

Dark Age Festival, June 2008 Cressing Temple

June 21st and 22nd 2008 sees the start of a new annual re-enactment event especially for the Dark Ages. At the very lovely Cressing Temple in Essex, near Braintree, see www.cressingtemple.org.uk I think East Anglia quite appropriate as a location, lots of history from that period :lol: The event wil...
by david smith
Sun Jul 15, 2007 6:35 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Shugborough Post Mortem
Replies: 33
Views: 4545

Looking at time of your initial posting, and knowing where you live and where the event was, I'd say you left rather before the official close. As for good advice or listening to anyone, I doubt it. They obtained lots of good advice under false pretences and then (apparently!) failed to take much of...
by david smith
Wed Jul 04, 2007 5:28 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kentwell - Lidimy exists!
Replies: 27
Views: 3529

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Best wishes
David
by david smith
Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:09 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: web hosting
Replies: 6
Views: 1515

Hi Moles,

I moved from 123's hosting after it became pipex and went downhill, with lousy service and support.

Quite pleased with the folk I'm with now, IX Webhosting - in Florida.

They even made the transfer quick and simple for me to manage by myself.

Best wishes
David
by david smith
Sat Apr 28, 2007 6:40 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Napoleonic Fair, MAY 12th & 13th 2007,
Replies: 2
Views: 1223

Full details are at www.internationalnapoleonicfair.com The NA are "up for it" according to Ed Parker, and the event was given a nice little boost by having the 44th and the 95th on hand over the St George's week end event at Cressing to promote interest. Dave Allen and I handed out plenty of leafle...
by david smith
Sun Dec 24, 2006 6:28 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Building your own Website
Replies: 12
Views: 3808

I would love to have the time and the "spare energy" to learn how to use the copy of "*********" which someone was kind enough to bestow on me, as I gatherit is, as mentioned above, the leading website designing package. However, in common with many small businesses (me and two cats), it is always g...
by david smith
Mon Jun 26, 2006 6:23 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 63271

It'll certainly clash with something - either Twinwood (or replacement) or Loseley.

If it happens...

Best wishes
David
by david smith
Thu Jun 15, 2006 12:54 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: One for single income traders (how do you manage?)
Replies: 34
Views: 6197

You don't want to be making a profit - not while you can reclaim all tax paid in previous years against early losses!!!! Product suggestions - chilli based chutneys, relishes, dipping sauces, pickles, cooking sauces etc. I must get though loads of these in a year paying through the nose down the sup...
by david smith
Wed Jun 14, 2006 6:04 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: One for single income traders (how do you manage?)
Replies: 34
Views: 6197

Martin, If I'd sent you a sizeable invoice for "professional advice" you might have taken more notice of it the previous times, but here we go again ;-) You want to find two or three local restaurants or gastro-pubs who would want a regular fix of top quality smoked chicken or duck or venison etc - ...
by david smith
Thu May 25, 2006 11:57 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 21
Views: 3855

Join the Historic Traders branch of the NMTF - contact Pete the Pong for details.

Best wishes
David
by david smith
Thu May 25, 2006 10:58 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Health n Hygene,duty of care etc !
Replies: 8
Views: 2271

There's a publication known in the trade as "The Purple Book" It's real title is "The Event Safety Guide" and it is published by the Health & Safety Executive. Failing to follow it's guidelines leaves event organisers open to all sorts of claims if the sh** hits the fan, if I might be so indelicate....
by david smith
Tue May 23, 2006 3:31 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Dark Ages Festival at Loseley May 5th 6th 7th 2007
Replies: 3
Views: 1449

Hi, As this is an area that I am currently pretty unfamiliar with, I have asked Nigel Walton (Conquest) and Chris Abrams (The Vike) to deal with everything to do with the re-enactment side of things and to jointly organise the battle. Please address your interest in the first instance to Chris and /...
by david smith
Tue May 16, 2006 9:05 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Excluding and banning traders
Replies: 72
Views: 12830

It's not my event, so I don't wish to pre-empt the organiser in when where and how they want to announce it.

However, I can say it is a great venue, with far reaching views and a genuine Castle.

Best wishes
David
by david smith
Tue May 16, 2006 9:03 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Health n Hygene,duty of care etc !
Replies: 8
Views: 2271

Cancel the cheque and forget about it, there will IMHO be nothing that the "organiser" can do. It would not be cost effective or productive for her to go legal, and in my experience the County Court would as likely support you as her. As Sally says, you are now older and better informed if not wiser...