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  1. Gray Lake? Never heard of him or her? Oh dear.. must have been a rush to get it posted. Do you have an app that alerts you to celebrity deaths so you can start threads on SF?
  2. Remember the Cohen Ovett rivalry fondly One of our own. thank you for 2012 lord/Leonard/seb
  3. Typo wood lathe But very amusing re the woof and bark
  4. How can we help you exactly. If you specify then there are many on sf including me to advise. The above posters seem to think you are selling workspace. If this is correct please get in touch also as I have a woof lathe to house at a museum opening in the next 12 months.
  5. Do you know if there would be any possibility to promote or network with those who may be interested in an exciting museum venture? Do any local food producers or golf club representatives attend? Sorry to bother you, I just want to get a feel for the event before calling. Regards
  6. Agree wholeheartedly....I think idea of locating in Thorpe hesley is great for many reasons..... rail stations... motorway...3 local education authorities on border... near golf course and bowling alley in kimberworth ...near elsecar heritage centre...near farms see below There has also been some thought given to 1/2 day trips to potato farms in locality and more emphasis on mashers in the museum with children I do not know if there are egg producers we could work with and then whisk the children back to whisk world in the afternoon Hopefully giving children knowledge of where their food comes from and the possibilities of being creative with hand tools in the kitchen as our ancestors were inspire and tie in with a healthy eating agenda too Thank you for your encouragement....it should silence some of those that are sniggering
  7. Great meeting tonight with 7 attendees. 1 from the forum has supported through advice and promotional materials. One very interesting idea that has been developed is to try and link up with local golf clubs in the area to develop nearest the pin events and develop a link up. An event with a wooden spoon for last place and an engraved pin as a prize. The view to co promote two pin based businesses. Museum visitors can get golf discounts. Golfers can be signposted to the museum and get possible discounts. Potentially a school trip trip....twin pins ....1/2 day golf taster 1/2 day museum. Adding 2 dynamic activities to the school curriculum. Pardon the pun.....but we are on a roll!
  8. I'm opening a museum ....always keen to speak to interested investors. See my thread about it and get in touch if it interests you.
  9. Well with Thorpe Hesley ...m1 j35 35a and 36 are good So perhaps brown signs at different junctions from different directions e.g j36 from North, 35 and 36 from South I have thought a lot before deciding on Thorpe hesley Do you have anything else to offer?
  10. It is my belief that baking is hugely interesting to children look at GBBO success on TV. Children don't get to bake in schools as much nowadays. It is my beilef children will be mesmerise by the phenominal range if effects that can be achieved through kitchen hand utensils. Also why does it have to be wildlife park or my museum. Why not both at different points in the year. I don't imagine the wildlife park does well on rainy days like today ---------- Post added 16-10-2016 at 11:29 ---------- Rolling pins do take up some room I agree particular as I want people to be able to view the full intricate circumference of a pinnie. I have a number of wooden, plastic, metal and composite material pins. Would you like a breakdown by category or just total? ---------- Post added 16-10-2016 at 11:30 ---------- do you have any constructive points on footfall and advertising as I requested?
  11. So you want to purchase btl properties in a city you don't know. Charge extortionate rents from Sheffield residents, and take money out if the Sheffield economy to wherever you are down south I expect.....and you want Sheffield residents to help you....get lost I say I am investing massively in building a landmark kitchen utensil museum to help boost the area.....your type can stay down south.
  12. Thank you for the reply I will respond to your points 1 and 2 disagree re the numbers and location. I intend to link up with schools from local authorities in sheffield rotherham and barnsley. Thorpe Hesley borders the three authorities so ....perfect. In addition close to motorway so I can put some of those brown signs up. Close to Elsecar heritage centre for passing trade as well as grange golf course on Wortley rd so I imagine a fair few golfers will pop in. 3 yes spent 2 weeks in Devon and Cornwall including a lot of time at barometer world. This is mentioned in previous posts if thread has been read. 4 government funding would be great but it is increasingly competitive and hard to get. I see this as a project to build. If I build they will come and in turn success will attract opportunities to demonstrate value in funding applications. 5 proper business plan in place. I have alluded to the numbers so many seemed blinkered to through prejudice. It is my money to lose or invest. It is. My passion and I will be rolling out my plans next year! Pardon the pun
  13. Thurnscoe has a train Station so you could try and link up with northern rail to to do a train ticket plus entry deal. Similar to some of the London attractions. That what I intend to set up at my site in Thorpe hesley....train stations of chapeltown elsecar on doorstep!
  14. No just one With 4 key areas Rolling pins, whisks, potato mashers and other utensils I am not opening the princess Diana one now.....you can stay up to date as I intend to keep those interested informed on my opening a museum thread
  15. The op was ahead of time http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-3758318 I long for old British pastries and mashed spuds and omelette s...days when Britain's kitchen were busy with hand tools I am looking forward to opening my utensil museum in Thorpe Hensley next year
  16. Hi not sure if you are genuine or if you are mocking me. But if you are genuine I think Thurnscoe would be better. If you would like to discuss ideas and research I've done we could meet up ...pm me....I would be happy to co promote our ideas.
  17. After an excellent time in Devon exploring cricklepit mill, barometer world and many more excellent attractions I have come the the conclusion to open the museum of culinary instrumentation in Thorpe Hesley. The more I thought about it while away the more it made sense. I am going with my heart. You regret the things you don't do, not the things you do. Advice on advertising and footfall by pm has been appreciated and I also have one potential partner who I am having further talks with next week as a result of SF. Input still appreciated. I will keep those interested posted with developments. This is going to do an awful lot to build Rotherham as a tourist attraction for those who come to meadowhall and the arena etc.
  18. Hi. Thank you for your interest. Would you be interested in meeting to share ideas or getting on board in some way? ---------- Post added 02-09-2016 at 23:12 ---------- Just to re bump this. can anyone advise on this area? I am concerned with the amount of off topic discussion. Its the advertising to target audience I need support with. ---------- Post added 02-09-2016 at 23:14 ---------- Blackbeard..can you advise on named contacts or help me network?
  19. Perhaps that is what everybody who questioned missed. An average 200 visitors @ £10 per day is £2000 a day. X 7 is £14000. X 50 weeks is £700,000 as a rough turnover. Of course I would like to get vouchers out there for families through the likes of whitworths and homepride etc
  20. Thanks for the encouragement. Maybe I could roll out to other utensil etc if you pardon the pun. For now I do want to focus on four main areas I have identified as high interest. I don't want the identity to become too diluted. But I have to admit to a late night looking through my kitchen drawers and giving thought to how I could make utensils stand up and out on display. What annotations I would include etc. so again thank you ---------- Post added 02-09-2016 at 10:56 ---------- This is the bit I really want advice on. Getting word out there to relevant audience. Given the interest in the thread I think it shows there is interest even from adults, whether they are interested or just curious as to what the museum would be like. I think many people would be happy to spend £49.75 for a family ticket either way. Wombwelll and hoyland common are just off the motorway so I could get some brown signs put on the m1. And as already mentioned the golf course will bring in a fair few I expect.
  21. Off to Devon next week. Hope to spend a couple of days looking around barometer world museum. https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g551651-d566497-Reviews-Barometer_World-Okehampton_Dartmoor_National_Park_Devon_England.html Hopefully I can pick a few brains. Advice on advertising to attract schools and families. Can anyone in here advise? I have a few slogans for leaflets etc Roll up to rolling pins rock Have a mashing time. You can't beat whisk world. Wooden spoon annex you'll regret not having visited s(p)ooner. But how to get messages like these to my target domains. I have read lots about social media but facebook doesn't allow advertising. Just also to say the pencil museum is bloody brilliant. When I went with my kids to the lakes we visited 4 times in 10 days!
  22. Exactly now we are all so reliant on machines whereas in the past when we were busy with hand tools crafts and skills we were all much happier.
  23. Again appreciated. I can see what people are saying re baking workshops. But the bit that is most fascinating for me is the use of the hand tools in the kitchen to achieve effects. The skill and versatility....hence my fascination with rolling pins, wooden spoons, potato mashers, how they have come about and evolved in design and use. I really want the the museum to essentially be divided into 4 zones like magna science museum. 1 rolling pins rock 2 the wooden spoon annex 3 potato masher central 4 whisk world I think it would be a fab family day out to look at how these have evolved. How they can and have been used. Demonstrations and have a go. It would also be a good end to a round of golf in wombwelll. If I can make a success of it I then hope to bring the Diana idea to life in Wadsley bridge.
  24. Rolling pins are all pretty similar????? Have you seen the huge variety of patterns that can be created on patterned pins. It's phenominal and children will be mesmerised by it in my opinion. There seems to be a lot of questions about Wombwell. I actually said wombwelll or Hoyland Common. HC in my opinion is more relevant but there are less premises than in Wombwelll. Wombwelll also has a golf club and I am hoping a fair few golfers will fancy dropping in. Re: Diana items. I have many newspapers from over the years. Some wedding mugs, plates etc. Some art that I have done over the years, painting, sculptures, collages. And much more. I also look out for bits in charity shoos and car boot sales. Again I feel this may be more popular and Wadsley bridge seems ideal. But my passion is rolling pins, with the wooden spoon annexe and a potato masher station. The constructive advice from all is helpful. I value it immensely.
  25. Thanks for advice....kids love rolling dough and with bake off, rolling pins are a high interest item to kids and families. I do intend to have an annexe for wooden spoons etc. ---------- Post added 30-08-2016 at 17:03 ---------- Are you taking the mick? Actually don't answer I will ignore non constructive advice
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