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by Matt_D
Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:10 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: NF&OE at Bentley
Replies: 25
Views: 3843

I got fed up with buttoning them and sold mine to get some big boots instead :D Or you could do what a certain unit did which was to hide a velcro fastening behind the buttons. :? Steve, you playing silly big sticks at Kelmarsh, or something more sensible this year? Lidi- Hunt out the Crimean war gr...
by Matt_D
Tue Apr 28, 2009 12:25 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Replies: 2
Views: 946

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Has anyone else seen this book, bought a copy as part of a waterstones 3 for 2 offer, started to read it, until the english department pinched it, and thought it was brilliant. Even the cover manages to match the concept, people actually though I was reading Austen until they took a closer look. :)
by Matt_D
Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:23 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Alternative to water in LH camps
Replies: 64
Views: 13169

You could always try Kvas, it's a non-alcoholic (or slightly alcoholic depending on the brand) Eastern European drink that is made from rye bread and fruit.

Description I would give it is malt loaf mixed with a light beer.
by Matt_D
Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:20 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: robin hood
Replies: 35
Views: 5787

Given the quantity it must be, I can't see the BBC splurging on that many chain shirts and coifs. Honestly, whenever I see them wave the swords about I half expect to see them bend cause their made of rubber, but that has yet to happen so perhaps they use metal swords after all. :wink: EDIT: Perhap...
by Matt_D
Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:45 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Military Lace
Replies: 13
Views: 2719

Similar lines I had 2 sniper suits which came through as "vintage work clothes" and a soviet tunic which was defined as "cigarettes packed in old fabric for security" right enough there were 3 cigarettes in the pocket.
by Matt_D
Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:52 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Hello All.
Replies: 23
Views: 4754

You might be right there, :D
by Matt_D
Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:53 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Hello All.
Replies: 23
Views: 4754

Hi PebbleMonkey, nice to see another ww2 type on here. I agree with you totally about the comradery, We russkies have a brilliant banter with the germans in the NWW2A. Hope to see you at an event sometime, I'm easy to spot, I'm the huge red army assault engineer for the 13th Guards, usually seen cha...
by Matt_D
Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:13 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Fabric, fabric clearance
Replies: 83
Views: 8410

Hi,
What quantity and how much are the army blankets you have shown? I have been asked to make some Red Army greatcoats.

Matt
by Matt_D
Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:09 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: 1940s in N Lincs/Humberside
Replies: 6
Views: 2462

Sorry Steve, I just looked and the website is a bit outdated, there are quite a few doing Homefront now for all sides.
by Matt_D
Sun Oct 26, 2008 12:14 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: 1940s in N Lincs/Humberside
Replies: 6
Views: 2462

Hi Steve,
Try looking at the Northern World War 2 Association. They have events and members in that area.

www.nww2a.co.uk


Matt
(formerly of Pulteneys)
by Matt_D
Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:10 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Historical novels that aren't utter drivel?
Replies: 79
Views: 20358

Any of Coleen McCullough's "Rome" series, just so in depth and obviously did lots of research.
by Matt_D
Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:54 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Looking for a group.
Replies: 7
Views: 2552

The 19th foot Green Howards are getting a good reputation and are relatively small. Mainly based around Halifax and Sheffield.
by Matt_D
Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:18 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Napoleonic watercanteen
Replies: 4
Views: 1824

We paid not far off this for ours, depends whether they are besswax lined or not. We did this ourselves to make the water drinkable.
by Matt_D
Tue Mar 11, 2008 9:02 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: rockingham 07
Replies: 5
Views: 1645

I'm on a couple there as well. 0530 and 0529, looking smart in a nice redcoat.
by Matt_D
Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:44 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Company Letters
Replies: 9
Views: 2842

I know that by the 1850's (100 years I know) the companys were all numbered apart from the grenadier and light companies which were G and L.
by Matt_D
Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:10 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: native american
Replies: 9
Views: 3057

Try contacting the 1st Tennessee in the ACWS, one of their members sometimes portrays Native troops, he even wrote the Osprey book on the subject.

http://www.amazon.com/American-Civil-Indian-Territory-Elite/dp/1846030005/ref=cm_lmf_tit_8/105-2963346-6431636
by Matt_D
Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:09 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Stonewall Jackson
Replies: 13
Views: 2894

Nice use of a curtain rail and CS Naval Jack though.
by Matt_D
Fri Jan 18, 2008 9:14 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: What does this commemorate?
Replies: 5
Views: 1464

By the looks of it I would say that it commemorates the llied powers at the start of the great war, flags of France, UK and Russia.
by Matt_D
Tue Dec 18, 2007 11:16 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Mid 18th century Scottish birthday parties (childrens)
Replies: 15
Views: 3262

Gave them a head start before Johnny started chasing them. :shock:
by Matt_D
Mon Dec 10, 2007 2:07 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Great Game
Replies: 6
Views: 2771

I'm a member of the 19th Foot, reenacting the Crimean War http://www.19thfoot.co.uk

We don't have any russians (the kits too pricey) but we now have a 11th hussars detachment that appear alongside us.
by Matt_D
Fri Dec 07, 2007 9:00 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Fabric shops/market near Sheffield?
Replies: 11
Views: 1903

One tip about Arshad Fabrics, they don't sell fabric by the metre, you have to buy a sari length or a whole suits worth.
by Matt_D
Thu Dec 06, 2007 8:59 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Fabric shops/market near Sheffield?
Replies: 11
Views: 1903

I live in Shuff itself, tell her to get herself down to Hillsborough, there is a good cheap fabric store just off the main shopping stretch where I've bought plenty of materials for reenactment garb. She may have to hunt around a bit but I bought some fantastic material there dirt cheap.
by Matt_D
Thu Nov 29, 2007 2:18 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Let's Go Fly A Kite!
Replies: 11
Views: 3505

I can distinctly remember doing grenade drill as part of the display a few times.

The nice thing with under arm throwing is you can get the bounce just right :shock:
by Matt_D
Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:08 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: St Andrews Day in the British Army 1742
Replies: 10
Views: 2267

I know I read somewhere that the 13th recruited a lot of yorkshiremen at one point in the 1740's although I expect that like most regiments they recruited extensively in Ireland. Mark or Gerry might be able to confirm this but I also read that when the 13th landed for the '45 they were bolstered by ...
by Matt_D
Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:08 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: St Andrews Day in the British Army 1742
Replies: 10
Views: 2267

I know I read somewhere that the 13th recruited a lot of yorkshiremen at one point in the 1740's although I expect that like most regiments they recruited extensively in Ireland. Mark or Gerry might be able to confirm this but I also read that when the 13th landed for the '45 they were bolstered by ...
by Matt_D
Wed Nov 07, 2007 8:58 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Where to get items that give structure to stays, bodices etc
Replies: 84
Views: 7998

When I made my wee lasses bodice for ACW I managed to get some good strong covered steel boning from John Lewis'. I know there's one in Norwich cos me mam used to shop there.
by Matt_D
Sun Sep 23, 2007 10:12 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Happy Alma Day
Replies: 3
Views: 1771

The Battle of the Alma was the first major land battle of the Crimean War.

It was a victory for the Allies (Britain, France, Turkey) against the Russian Empire.
by Matt_D
Thu Sep 20, 2007 2:11 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Royal Gunpowder Mills this week end
Replies: 72
Views: 10049

Jonnie Boy wrote:
Matt_D wrote:ps. Ask Nick about his first foray onto the field with the ACWS. He didn't have any weapons so resorted to pointing his fingers kiddy style and shooting bang. Right by the crowdline. :P

I hope that everyone played along and all took their hits :)


I did, well fell over with laughter at least.
by Matt_D
Thu Sep 20, 2007 1:21 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Royal Gunpowder Mills this week end
Replies: 72
Views: 10049

Nick will be happy you're taking the little one Johnny... There will be someone his own size to play with. ps. Ask Nick about his first foray onto the field with the ACWS. He didn't have any weapons so resorted to pointing his fingers kiddy style and shooting bang. Right by the crowdline. :P
by Matt_D
Thu Sep 20, 2007 1:01 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Happy Alma Day
Replies: 3
Views: 1771

Happy Alma Day

Raise a toast to the gallant boys who made it up the hill, and down, and back up again.

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