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by The Bearded Dwarf
Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:06 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: FREE pitches at East Anglian Medieval Fayre, Sept 12th 13th
Replies: 13
Views: 3261

We'll be there with Gingerbread, so long as the boss has fully recovered - if not I'll be there anyway with my bow :D
by The Bearded Dwarf
Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:57 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Market Traders Union ?
Replies: 34
Views: 4644

I would be delighted to tell prospective traders what steps and plans were in place to promote any of my events. Surprisingly few ask, by the way. Best wishes David Actually, I think you do tell us and frequently - every time you come round a stall with posters and leaflets, you are telling us (eve...
by The Bearded Dwarf
Sat Jul 04, 2009 1:58 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Market Traders Union ?
Replies: 34
Views: 4644

Pete, this happened a couple of years ago, and I responded with my usual attitude of "well, I'll never trade there again", and will let anybody who asks, what the event is like. The point I'm trying to get across (actually, possibly not my point, I was trying to re-inforce Martin's point, I think - ...
by The Bearded Dwarf
Fri Jul 03, 2009 8:52 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Market Traders Union ?
Replies: 34
Views: 4644

Absolutely. I agree with everything Pete has said. However, I too (like many traders) have had a few problems of misleading organisers in the past, particularly one (who isn't on the re-enactment circuit).... let me explain Got offered a bent tent, at said show, and asked what sort of numbers they w...
by The Bearded Dwarf
Fri Jul 03, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Market Traders Union ?
Replies: 34
Views: 4644

Hi, I think the point is - is the NMTF something that covers our insurance and provides a legal help line (plus other good services) or, is it a Union. If it is not a union, then as traders do we feel we need a union. A union serves many purposes, not least being able to be more involved with the to...
by The Bearded Dwarf
Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:30 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Proactive advertising by traders
Replies: 27
Views: 3989

Absolutely, event organisers SHOULD, do things like send people out flyering on the day of events, but most don't. Also, the benifit of getting a few re-enactotrs out on the street is stirring up a bit of public interest (we hope!). Another idea, though again something for organisers (perhaps for yo...
by The Bearded Dwarf
Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:29 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Dudley Castle
Replies: 5
Views: 1305

Hoping to go, 'specially since Martin has been researching the benificial properties of the fruit scrolls for diabetics,

but, it's also 2 days before Snailwell and I may be busy getting enough beer for this year :oops:
by The Bearded Dwarf
Sun Feb 24, 2008 4:59 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Updating Website - Trade Links Anybody?
Replies: 0
Views: 496

Updating Website - Trade Links Anybody?

Hi All,

I've finally got round to doing my January Update :oops:

I'll be uploading at around 10pm tonight so if any traders or event organisers would like to trade links, could they please send me a PM or email me at themeadclub@tiscali.co.uk

Cheers

TBD
by The Bearded Dwarf
Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:14 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Offer I can't refuse?!
Replies: 18
Views: 3649

Not sure if this would be of any help, but..... Sometimes when you right click a picture on the web, you get the message "right click disabled", or similar. Not sure how you code a web page to do this, or whether it would stop anyone who was serious from ripping off your images, but it would certain...
by The Bearded Dwarf
Fri Oct 12, 2007 2:00 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Postal Strike
Replies: 17
Views: 3565

As usual, it's "never a good time to go into business".... As part of my campaign to pay the mortage, I have resorted to painting wargame miniatures. The nature of todays business is this.... buy unpainted/ badly painted minatures off ebay. Paint them professionally and resell at a profit. Have now ...
by The Bearded Dwarf
Sat Jul 21, 2007 3:50 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Events Please
Replies: 4
Views: 1162

Events Please

We have a few date avalible in our diary, can anyone suggest any events that we could do and the contact details. The dates are: 25th-27th August (bank holiday weekend) 1st-2nd September 22nd-23rd September 29th-30th September Cheers Claire (Johns Wife)
by The Bearded Dwarf
Tue May 29, 2007 3:47 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Cosmeston
Replies: 0
Views: 498

Cosmeston

What a great bunch the management are... Having discovered that my tent was not as waterproof as one would like, Claire was going to up sticks and drive the kids 5 1/2 hours home - but NO, Cossy to the rescue.... Nick and Alan sorted us out somewhere dry and warm to sleep the kids (not to mention ta...
by The Bearded Dwarf
Sat Apr 14, 2007 9:40 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Organising markets
Replies: 24
Views: 3211

Here's a thought

Recently signed up to myspace. I have 60 odd (pardon the pun) freinds so far, who I bulletin with all the events I go to. More experienced myspace users may have 100's of friends. So what we have is a ready made advertising network e.g. If we set up a Reenactor Group on Myspace (I'm assuming that no...
by The Bearded Dwarf
Tue Apr 10, 2007 5:10 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Organising markets
Replies: 24
Views: 3211

I find the NMTF is very helpful when getting cheap insurance, credit card machines and other things that make traders lifes easier and more cost effective. But, I think i know what Martin is getting at. What an event organiser needs is things such as : Good Quality Cost Effective Printing : For year...