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Re: Save the marquee!!!

Whilst not a solution, a future option (at a cost) could be an inflatable marquee, light weight 15-40 Kg and easy storage?
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So it's 3widex3high meters, is that then pretty flat(depth)? Could have a think.
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So it's 3widex3high meters, is that then pretty flat(depth)? Could have a think.
Basically we'll need a space for four hippo bags (although they could stack up to take up just one space, and three big plastic boxes (about 80x40 cms) and all the poles which could lay flat or lean on a wall so, yeah about 3x3 metres should do it maybe less?
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Whilst not a solution, a future option (at a cost) could be an inflatable marquee, light weight 15-40 Kg and easy storage?
This could be an option
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Whilst not a solution, a future option (at a cost) could be an inflatable marquee, light weight 15-40 Kg and easy storage?
@ben how about this?
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Re: Save the marquee!!!

It doesn't look much like any marquee I've ever seen, more like a tall tent.
Hardly worth the effort.

https://www.google.es/search?q=marqu...w=1408&bih=705
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It doesn't look much like any marquee I've ever seen, more like a tall tent.
Hardly worth the effort.

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It doesn't look much like any marquee I've ever seen, more like a tall tent.
Hardly worth the effort.

https://www.google.es/search?q=marqu...w=1408&bih=705
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Re: Save the marquee!!!

How many people visit the marquee when its used at shows?

How many cups of coffee would need to be sold to pay for a hire tent?

Deduct the costs of van hire and fuel to move four hippos bags. It's a lot of kit to shift.

Please do explain the full economics, because I really can't see any cost benefit to keeping a club marquee for use a few times per year.
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Re: Save the marquee!!!

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I may be able to offer storage for the marquee, but it is in West London (Kensington) which may be a logistical nightmare...
that wouldnt be too bad some one cold collect on the way down to brooklands, or some one could collect on way up to midlands shows. @ben

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It doesn't look much like any marquee I've ever seen, more like a tall tent.
Hardly worth the effort.
post 8 only shows it in small mode it has 2 roofs this is it up fully


its 12 meters long for big shows

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How many people visit the marquee when its used at shows?

How many cups of coffee would need to be sold to pay for a hire tent?

Deduct the costs of van hire and fuel to move four hippos bags. It's a lot of kit to shift.

Please do explain the full economics, because I really can't see any cost benefit to keeping a club marquee for use a few times per year.
most shows wont allow the sale of food and drinks that it why they are given away free by FF the marquee really makes the stand a stand rather than just a few cars in a field,it also has saved the day many time when it rains,
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How many people visit the marquee when its used at shows?

How many cups of coffee would need to be sold to pay for a hire tent?

Deduct the costs of van hire and fuel to move four hippos bags. It's a lot of kit to shift.

Please do explain the full economics, because I really can't see any cost benefit to keeping a club marquee for use a few times per year.
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Please do explain the full economics, because I really can't see any cost benefit to keeping a club marquee for use a few times per year.
Unfortunately I don't know anything about the costs of things or how many cups of coffee to sell or not .... Just that we need to find a place to store it as we have lost our old storage arrangement and its current location at doms house doesn't suit so it needs to go somewhere quick so we're just doing an appeal. Chances are it'll probably get sold and as of next year there may well be a lot of changes to how events are run. But for now we need storage.
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Unfortunately I don't know anything about the costs of things or how many cups of coffee to sell or not .... Just that we need to find a place to store it as we have lost our old storage arrangement and its current location at doms house doesn't suit so it needs to go somewhere quick so we're just doing an appeal. Chances are it'll probably get sold and as of next year there may well be a lot of changes to how events are run. But for now we need storage.
the bigger shows have over 200+ FF members in attendance,

being served sausage rolls,
TEA + Coffee and donuts

we do have a "donations box" for people who don't want to spend @10 mins queueing for a 1.80 plastic cup elsewhere

it also proved VERY useful at Stanford when sheltering @ 150 people from the elements



I have to agree, if we were catering for 30 people we'd use a different approach,
even a wind-out awning would keep the basics covered,
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You can put a tent up with one man..... You need at least 4 to put this up. It's not a tent.
It was good of you to edit out the insult, thanks.

How about this for a tent?
I'd love to watch you "with one man" erect it.



http://www.armbrustertentmaker.com/tents.html
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Re: Save the marquee!!!

I'm sure the marquee is really useful at any show and makes huge difference. I'm suggesting the FF look closely at hire costs compared to storage and transport costs of a wholly owned marquee.

I use a pair of 3m x 3m gazebos at shows I exhibit though really could use something more substantial but as the FF have found storage is a huge issue.

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