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Please put contact details for relevant insurance issues in this thread (home contents for kit, PLI, member-to-member etc) , as well as an idea of their areas of expertise (archery, pyros, civilian, mass battle etc).

Please keep the chatter to a minimum. This is not an endorsment of services or a guarantee that the policy they offer actually suits your needs. Do your homework and read the fineprint first.
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Demand the fine print in fact and make the assure you in writing that they will supply the insurance for the activities that you request. You will be paying good money, make sure it works for you.
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Its that time of year again to renew the van insurance. The best quote I have so far is the renewal from Direct Line - for £357.

Can anyone suggest a better alternative (SWB Ford Transit, 1.9l 03 plate)

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sadly John has moved on, but Paul Buckle seems a decent replacement.
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Carl / Sir Geoffrey wrote:Its that time of year again to renew the van insurance. The best quote I have so far is the renewal from Direct Line - for £357.

Can anyone suggest a better alternative (SWB Ford Transit, 1.9l 03 plate)

thanks

Carl
Hi Carl,

Try Tradex we are with them and they are pretty reasonable

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Just adding another good contents/kit insurer: Hiscox.

They cover all of your possessions, even if temporarily away from home. I was explicitly told this includes tents, camping equipment etc, including re-enactment. It even covers your guitar, evne if you lend it to a mate in the pub! They are also friendly and helpful.
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Need a recommendation for an insurer to cover just me (not a group) doing public LH style demonstrations. Nothing unusual, no black powder. Needs to be a mostly public liability one suitable for the major employers.
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Seems to me we get in a pickle because we don't stick to one thing and do the ********* obvious.
I make stuff, I demonstrate, I sell, I lead workshops and don't do things some of you lot do like hit each other, shoot straw, fall off horses and juggle with fire.
So here's a list of insurers but odds on they don't insure you for all the crazy things you do.

NFMT - good if you do markets
FSB - better if you sell on line
Ian Wallace - craft and demos
G Imber - crafters seem to like them at the moment, workshops at home.
The Artists Network - for making stuff - not sure about workshops...
C.M.T.I.A - only cost £45
Direct line's Home Business - £52
AIR - £28 -£35 - you join the Artist's Newletter....
NFU - would you believe it? They cover workshops allegedly.....
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The Juggling one I can't remember but there is a magazine called Butterfingers and they advertised in there. They were really cool about fire!


Sally - have a look at G Imber but you might be an Ian Wallace girl......Can you report back if you find anything good and less that £90 for demos? I'm having to cover that bit of me as part of a group and I won't know what to do if they fall apart.

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I went with Ian Wallace in the end, have used him before, cost about £99 for 5million including using an open fire, so that fitted what I needed well

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Looking for PL for an Artillery Company - any leads or recommendations ?

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Victim wrote:Looking for PL for an Artillery Company - any leads or recommendations ?

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Victim wrote:Looking for PL for an Artillery Company - any leads or recommendations ?

Thanks
Adding black powder to our PL with the Insurance Partnership [Hiscox policy] didn't make a lot of difference to the premium.
I guess the actuary stats say that gunners have blown themselves up, but generally not the public.

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Fox wrote:
Victim wrote:Looking for PL for an Artillery Company - any leads or recommendations ?

Thanks
Adding black powder to our PL with the Insurance Partnership [Hiscox policy] didn't make a lot of difference to the premium.
I guess the actuary stats say that gunners have blown themselves up, but generally not the public.
i don't think we've blown ourselves up and admitted to it......

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Thank you Gents, will follow up on those leads :thumbup:
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As I'm not in a group and for past few years have just been going to shows as day member of various friends groups, Perhaps I should get the required insurance so I'm not just relying on others, what insurance is it I actually need as an individual? I only fight, no open fires. my kits covered in my van contents, Its not desperate as I'm not fighting atall this season due to lung disease :cry: but was just looking into it for future reference as I'm saying goodbye to all my old sh** kit and making a move to look like I've been reenacting for 10years rather than just rusting for 10years.

any help would be great but as I said its not urgent, thanks Dom.
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My advice would be to ask your friends if they are in a group and ask to join the group.
My husband pays £5 a year and is covered.
I on the other hand, visit schools, run activities, sit in museums and sell at fairs. Really, really dangerous stuff. :wasntme: So I need product, public, van and stock, and house and stock and tool .......insurances.......and I pay.....a lot.....
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gott mitt uns wrote:Its not desperate as I'm not fighting atall this season due to lung disease
You still need liability insurance, whether you are fighting or not.

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no not even camping, just MOPping and helping out with Martin and Susie, so dont need anything for now, was just thinking for when I get back in hopefully next season!
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gott mitt uns wrote:helping out with Martin and Susie
Ah. Yes. In which case you are on their insurance.

Re-enactor Guard do individual insurance; it might be a bit more pricey than you were thinking.
www.re-enactorguard.co.uk

I can also say as an event organiser, I'd not be very interested in dealing with individuals; it's too much hassle and has too much scope for things to go wrong (missed commanders meetings, etc. etc.).

I think it would just make more sense to extend the current arrangement and guest with other groups.

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Hi All

Can anyone recommend an event insurance company i'm looking for a one off for about 2000 people over the weekend

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I'm looking into insurance at the moment and when I tried to follow the re-enactor guard link, I get an error page. Are they still going?

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Colin Middleton wrote:I'm looking into insurance at the moment and when I tried to follow the re-enactor guard link, I get an error page. Are they still going?
Quite.

I notice that http://www.reenactorguard.co.uk, the link currently on the Skirmish Magazine website redirects to http://www.jltonline.co.uk, although that has no section relating to re-enactment.

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Well that goes some way to explain the re-direct error that I was getting.

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I have heard that reenactorguard or its replacememnt have done away with reenactor insurance, anybody know any better?

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Carl / Sir Geoffrey wrote:Its that time of year again to renew the van insurance. The best quote I have so far is the renewal from Direct Line - for £357.

Can anyone suggest a better alternative (SWB Ford Transit, 1.9l 03 plate)

thanks

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Just had the renewal quote for our insurance. We are a member group of the NA so only need cover when we go and play on our own at non NA events so cover for five events is fine for us.

Cover is for :-

RE-ENACTORS COMBINED INSURANCE

Business Description – Historical Re-enactment (up to 5 events per annum).
Claims excess £250 each and every claim in respect of Third Party Property
Damage, and £150 for damage to your own property.
This is for a Public Liability limit of indemnity of £5,000,000 any one accident.
Event property included up to £5,000.
The terms assume that (a) no incidents have occurred that may give rise to a claim,
and not yet reported to us; and (b) no material changes to your activities during the
course of the previous year, or anticipated for the forthcoming year.
The following extensions apply if noted below:
Black Powder Covered
Pistols, Cannons & Guns Covered

Works out at £55.84 per event and is not up much on last year. Not bad I think.

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Hi everyone. I was wondering if anyone could offer some advice.
We do small scale, early Middle-Ages event contributions, with sharp weapons on display but not wielded. We have no more than 8 events planned per year, and around 10 people involved. Activities include trying on armour, and Old-English writing.

We're quite often covered by our hosts' PLI, but for the occasions where we're at venues where this isn't the case, I've been looking into getting our own. So far I'v got a quote from Hiscox/Insurance Partnership for £210 which seems a bit steep to me. This quote is purely for £2million PLI and nothing else. We're trying to keep our services free, but I'm really worried if PLI is prohibitively expensive we may have to abandon this, and divert our efforts that were going to raising money for charity to lining the pockets of an insurance broker, or else tell our volunteers our entire approach is untenable.

I was wondering if anybody could help out by providing some advice on how to get that down (bidding war?) and what other companies would be suitable for something on this small scale.
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ChaseAED wrote: I'v got a quote from Hiscox/Insurance Partnership for £210 which seems a bit steep to me. .

It isn't.
You might get it down a bit by shoping around but that seems about right for a non-black powder society these days.
Also, 2 million seems a bit light. Some clients (especially some Councils and Heritage organisations) insist on 5 million.
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