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by G Cooley
Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:44 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Drill Manual
Replies: 13
Views: 4099

Re: Drill Manual

Unfortunately i really struggled with French and I'm not proficient enough to read this manual. However most ECW reenactors use the following

Jacob De Gheyn for postures
William Barriffe and Henry Hexham for overall manouvers.
by G Cooley
Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:47 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tudor Tailor goes to market!
Replies: 3
Views: 1327

Re: Tudor Tailor goes to market!

Thanks.

G
by G Cooley
Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:16 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tudor Tailor goes to market!
Replies: 3
Views: 1327

Re: Tudor Tailor goes to market!

Out of curiosity was any reason given for asking you to choose between markets?
by G Cooley
Tue May 26, 2009 4:51 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Re-Enactors Markets
Replies: 30
Views: 12875

Just out of curiosity what is Centrally Located? I would class this as Birmingham area but as Haltwhistle claims to be the 'centre of britain' I just wondered.
by G Cooley
Tue May 26, 2009 11:17 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Re-Enactors Markets
Replies: 30
Views: 12875

Best of luck but can I suggest a few things you may like to consider. On the assumption that you will advertise and attract lots of customers and therefore you need to attract traders. - Why should traders support another event and further water down the customer base for other events? (There is onl...
by G Cooley
Tue May 19, 2009 1:20 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Re-Enactors Markets
Replies: 30
Views: 12875

From a buyers point of view this would make sense. Also from a traders point of view. However, there are a few hurdles to overcome. 1st you need to get all those who currently run a market to stop and support a single large market. This may involve buying out current markets. What are you going to d...
by G Cooley
Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:28 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: How do you pay for it all in advance ?
Replies: 12
Views: 3005

Hi Martin, Unfortunately we are probably not the best example as we only do half a dozen markets a year. However, we know how much each show is likely to be and put this much aside from the previous shows to cover the cost. It is part of the budget planning for each event along with the petrol, chil...
by G Cooley
Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:24 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: How much does a show cost to set up ? more shows cancelled
Replies: 18
Views: 3975

We are probably not the best people to contribute here as we do pick and choose events. We are in the fortunate position that it is still a hobby and we choose to trade as part of the hobby. However if you are thinking about this seriously can I suggest you need to find half a dozen traders that wou...
by G Cooley
Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: How much does a show cost to set up ? more shows cancelled
Replies: 18
Views: 3975

What sort of show? A small show at an established venue say an EH property or National Trust property. Toilets are on site, staff are already present to direct the public and take entrance money. So your costs are advertising and any entertainment other than your traders. A much larger show at a lar...
by G Cooley
Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:52 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Beverley 2009. Civil war event...
Replies: 2
Views: 1776

One of the SK regiments have held a number of events around Beverley and I understand most recently this Autumn. It seems likely that they are probably involved but unfortunately I do not have any contact details for the regiment involved.
by G Cooley
Fri Nov 07, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Getting stall holders for new events
Replies: 64
Views: 8633

Having read the above I don't think medievalevents and I are that far apart. There is broad agreement that a market contributes to an event and that demonstrators should be paid where possible. Also in order to attract traders you need to be clear about what you are providing and if you promise some...
by G Cooley
Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:46 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Getting stall holders for new events
Replies: 64
Views: 8633

Can I turn the tables a little and ask why you want traders at the event? I shall then be a little controversial and answer my own question. I suggest that an historical market is part of the entertainment. You would not expect a reenactment group to turn up without a fee to cover their costs yet yo...
by G Cooley
Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:21 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Embroidery/needlework in Civil War period in Wales
Replies: 1
Views: 1529

I have no direct evidence but would suggest that every level of society did sewing. However the difference is likely to be the type of sewing. For example the lower classes are likely to concentrate on repairing and making clothes as a priority. While the upper classes would concentrate on decorativ...
by G Cooley
Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:59 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Winged Hussar Kit
Replies: 5
Views: 2594

How long before we see an East European Mercenary on an ECW battlefield?
by G Cooley
Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:56 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: anyone trading at Lincoln Xmas Market ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1377

The fact that you have not heard anything is probably correct. Based on our experience last year we had to do the chasing to get details regarding set up etc.

Graham
by G Cooley
Mon Sep 29, 2008 12:27 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: anyone trading at Lincoln Xmas Market ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1377

Hi Martin, The medieval market is at the Bishops Palace and you need the English Heritage custodian whos name escapes me. Last year they attracted about 8000 of the 120000 visitors to the Christmas market. If you wanted one of the on street stalls I think you need the local council but the cost is s...
by G Cooley
Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:01 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: flags
Replies: 4
Views: 2082

You know where we are so just keep us informed of things coming up. Everything is a bit hectic at the moment but we do have some weekends free. Although I do seem to find the time to mow the lawn.

Graham
by G Cooley
Tue Jul 01, 2008 5:14 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: flags
Replies: 4
Views: 2082

Hi Andy,

Hows it going? Prey tell why do you need an Elizabethan flag?

Graham
by G Cooley
Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:14 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Other periods to trade in
Replies: 4
Views: 1207

Hi Martin, Last time I checked, to trade at a Sealed Knot event you have to be a member and have a trading licence. But to get a trading licence you have to be a full member which means that you have to have been a member for 3 years. The best way to get your goods at an SK event would be to find an...
by G Cooley
Thu May 15, 2008 7:00 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Turning up....
Replies: 4
Views: 1089

We have always worked on the principle that if we commit to attend an event we will do all we can to honour that commitment. Unfortunately over the years it has not always been possible as the unexpected can happen. For example illness, car blowing up etc.. In addition if we commit to an event on a ...
by G Cooley
Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:37 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Shoes?
Replies: 39
Views: 8354

Hob nails can help on grass and outside but most houses or castle do not like them on the timber floors. Even so they do slip.

Unfortunately it is often a case of wearing them and getting used to the fact that occasionally they slip on various surfaces.

Graham
by G Cooley
Fri Mar 07, 2008 12:28 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: exporting
Replies: 7
Views: 1519

From what I could see at the weekend you have a great demand in this Country without worrying about export. Unfortunately I do not have any experience with food stuff but I do know that there can be a problem with bringing food stuff through customs so I suspect you may have a problem with certain C...
by G Cooley
Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:00 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Who have I upset?
Replies: 6
Views: 3128

Personally I would not worry about it. I gave up looking at the SK site a couple of years ago because of the amount of posts you had to go through until you got to something relevant. I must say I don't think I'm missing anything. If there is something important then it should be in Orders. Graham
by G Cooley
Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:52 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Who sells plastic helmets during the events?
Replies: 3
Views: 1325

This may depend on the event. English Heritage do not allow traders to sell toy swords, helmets etc.. as this is what English Heritage sell in their shops.
by G Cooley
Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:19 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Banquet table settings
Replies: 12
Views: 2098

I would concur with Sally. If you have that many guests, unless you are looking for something they can take away with them as a momento, go with the economic solution. It is the atmosphere and company they will remember rather than what they are eating with. We could help with most of the items but ...
by G Cooley
Thu Sep 13, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Banquet table settings
Replies: 12
Views: 2098

We have had requests to hire pewter spoons in the past but by the time you factor in postage and return etc it is often cheaper to buy.

Feel free to contact us to discuss.

Graham

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