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Colchester Cloth Fair

Postby The Pepperer » Mon Apr 03, 2006 1:44 pm

Has anybody traded at the Colchester Cloth Fair before, is it any good?

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Postby Lord High Everything Esle » Tue Apr 04, 2006 7:38 pm

Ed and Marion of Bayard Historic Costumes went last year and sold some of my stock as well as trading on their own behalf. I would say not as good as Oyster Fair but reasonable if you don't have a large travelling distance.


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Postby Shadowcat » Tue Apr 04, 2006 8:42 pm

I don't know about this - I know about the Colchester Oyster Fair - I always spend too much at Bernie the Bolt's stall.

Can you give me details someone please?



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Postby The Pepperer » Tue Apr 04, 2006 8:58 pm

Oh well, might have a go cos' we're local, will report back.

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Postby frances » Sun Apr 09, 2006 6:49 pm

When is it please? Who is the organiser? Any website?? Thanks



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Postby Lord High Everything Esle » Mon Apr 10, 2006 8:17 am

I never tire of telling people about my historic event resources

Here is a list of all Historic events with some Living History/re-enactment content

http://tudortimes.org/eventguide/index.htm

and here is a list of historic markets

http://tudortimes.org/nmtfairs.htm


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Postby The Pepperer » Mon Apr 10, 2006 3:01 pm

Its apparantly part of the Colchester Festival on 9/10 Spetember, their site is here http://www.camulos.com/festival/index.htm, but doesn't have anything specificaly about a medieval fayre.

I've sent the organiser an e-mail, with no reply as yet, but I'll try chasing with a phone call this week. I'll report beack as soon as I know anything.



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Postby frances » Mon Apr 10, 2006 9:00 pm

Thanks Pepperer.



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Postby Guest » Tue Apr 11, 2006 5:38 pm

Managed to talk to the Organiser of the proposed Colchester Cloth Fayre today.

His idea is that this years event would be a small market as close to the original "cloth fayre" of Edward II as possible, with cloth and other traders.

He was at pains to point out that there are no jousts or tourney planned.

If anybody is interested, then they can e-mail him at Festivius@aol.com , with some details of what they do, and he'll add you to his mailing list.

Didn't have any details of pitch fees or exact location at present.



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Postby The Pepperer » Tue Apr 11, 2006 5:42 pm

Anonymous wrote:Managed to talk to the Organiser of the proposed Colchester Cloth Fayre today.

His idea is that this years event would be a small market as close to the original "cloth fayre" of Edward II as possible, with cloth and other traders.

He was at pains to point out that there are no jousts or tourney planned.

If anybody is interested, then they can e-mail him at Festivius@aol.com , with some details of what they do, and he'll add you to his mailing list.

Didn't have any details of pitch fees or exact location at present.


Sorry I really should learn to log in before posting :oops:

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Postby Kate Tiler » Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:10 pm

love the banner Andrew!


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Postby The Pepperer » Fri Apr 21, 2006 1:46 pm

Thank you Kate, it's in fact the Arms of the London Company of Grossers as displayed in the Merchant Adventurers Hall in York. They were founded from the original pepperpers guild in 1376, and as no actual arms for the Pepperers Guild survive, I've sort of adopted it :)



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Postby The Pepperer » Fri Aug 04, 2006 8:26 am

Further to the preceeding thread. I've just been informed that the planned revival of the Colchester Festival and Cloth Fair for 2006 has now been cancelled due to lack of support. :(



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Postby frances » Tue Aug 08, 2006 11:10 pm

Thanks for letting us know.




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