Search found 27 matches

by The Peddler
Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Event Announcements
Topic: The Loxwood Joust
Replies: 8
Views: 2422

Re: The Loxwood Joust

John Waller, if you contact me at
Stevenernestpayne@btinternet.com
Then I can talk to you about this......
by The Peddler
Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Medieval Pilgrimage to Canterbury
Replies: 6
Views: 1602

Re: Medieval Pilgrimage to Canterbury

Thanks guys, doing something no-one had done for 500 years was very satisfying and absolutely knackering!
by The Peddler
Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Advice on 14th century bags
Replies: 5
Views: 1394

Re: Advice on 14th century bags

Thanks all, looks like I'm going with number 2 then.......number 1 is a Phil Fraser bag and I can't remember where I got number three from, it may have been a gift.
by The Peddler
Sun Nov 08, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Advice on 14th century bags
Replies: 5
Views: 1394

Advice on 14th century bags

I am planning a 14th century pilgrimage in December and need a bag for bits and pieces. I have a scrip (heavy linen bag for food etc) but want a smaller one for stuff I may need to get to in a hurry. Does anyone know of any sources for belt bags of the 14C? Alternatively, I have these three already,...
by The Peddler
Sun Nov 08, 2015 3:17 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Medieval Pilgrimage to Canterbury
Replies: 6
Views: 1602

Medieval Pilgrimage to Canterbury

At the start of December I will be journeying on a pilgrimage from Southampton dock to Canterbury Cathedral (via the shrine of St. Swithun in Winchester) in extensively researched mid 14th century clothing based on that of the Bocksten Man. Although there are relatively few accounts of pilgrimages i...
by The Peddler
Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:07 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Does anyone offer a medieval hawking experience?
Replies: 2
Views: 1162

Re: Does anyone offer a medieval hawking experience?

Also Hawking About, based in West Sussex
by The Peddler
Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:05 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Medieval Eating / Utensils
Replies: 16
Views: 5793

Re: Medieval Eating / Utensils

Try moving house with 11,712 books. I've been giving them away left, right and centre to get the cost down!
by The Peddler
Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: pilgrimage from Southampton to Canterbury
Replies: 5
Views: 1345

Re: pilgrimage from Southampton to Canterbury

I have seen cloaks with integral hoods from the 14th century, there are examples in Germany and at an exhibition in Poland, so am not too worried about that. I agree that most would have bedded down in monasteries etc, I will be doing that in any pre-15th century hostels I can find along the route, ...
by The Peddler
Mon Sep 07, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Christmas Pilgrimage from Southampton to Canterbury
Replies: 1
Views: 736

Christmas Pilgrimage from Southampton to Canterbury

Hi all, Peddler here. I am looking to embark on a project this winter. In short, I want to walk the ancient pilgrimage route from Southampton, via Bishops Waltham, to Canterbury, but in medieval kit. I am aiming to get to Canterbury Cathedral on Christmas day. This is in preparation for a bigger pro...
by The Peddler
Mon Sep 07, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Pilgrimage from Southampton to Canterbury
Replies: 0
Views: 763

Pilgrimage from Southampton to Canterbury

Hi all, Peddler here. I am looking to embark on a project this winter. In short, I want to walk the ancient pilgrimage route from Southampton, via Bishops Waltham, to Canterbury, but in medieval kit, circa 14 th century. I am aiming to get to Canterbury Cathedral on Christmas day. This is in prepara...
by The Peddler
Mon Sep 07, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Pilgrimage from Southampton to Canterbury
Replies: 0
Views: 638

Pilgrimage from Southampton to Canterbury

Hi all, Peddler here. I am looking to embark on a project this winter. In short, I want to walk the ancient pilgrimage route from Southampton, via Bishops Waltham, to Canterbury, but in medieval kit, circa 14 th century. I am aiming to get to Canterbury Cathedral on Christmas day. This is in prepara...
by The Peddler
Mon Sep 07, 2015 5:17 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: pilgrimage from Southampton to Canterbury
Replies: 5
Views: 1345

pilgrimage from Southampton to Canterbury

Hi all, Peddler here. I am looking to embark on a project this winter. In short, I want to walk the ancient pilgrimage route from Southampton, via Bishops Waltham, to Canterbury, but in medieval kit. I am aiming to get to Canterbury Cathedral on Christmas day. This is in preparation for a bigger pro...
by The Peddler
Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:30 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 8505
Views: 532683

Re: 4 Word Story

A large cod piece
by The Peddler
Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:28 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 8505
Views: 532683

Re: 4 Word Story

A large cod piece
by The Peddler
Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: Event Announcements
Topic: The Loxwood Joust
Replies: 8
Views: 2422

Re: The Loxwood Joust

No, these were re-enactor households just doing their hobby, just like at Tewkesbury, Herstmonceux, Glastonbury, Arundel etc....but it's an idea for the future.
by The Peddler
Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:03 am
Forum: Event Announcements
Topic: The Loxwood Joust
Replies: 8
Views: 2422

The Loxwood Joust

When booking in groups for an event I usually allow for about a 20% dropout rate as that seems to cover last minute problems with transport, health etc. At Loxwood this year on the first weekend we had a 42% last minute dropout of fighters for the battlefield. The battle went ahead with around 50 pe...
by The Peddler
Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:15 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tewkesbury 2015
Replies: 14
Views: 3771

Re: Tewkesbury 2015

I have emailed several times about coming again as a trader, not had an invite but can someone tell me if my email application has actually reached someone please as it's getting a bit late....
by The Peddler
Sat Jan 03, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Looking for early medieval reenactment group near Guildford
Replies: 7
Views: 1469

Re: Looking for early medieval reenactment group near Guildf

Raven Tor do early medieval, roman, late medieval and crusade era, plus one of their chaps runs a HEMA group north of Chichester.
by The Peddler
Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Lincoln
Replies: 5
Views: 1583

Re: Lincoln

This is aimed at anyone who has been there before....Do you think a wandering trader (Peddler) with a tray of jewellery would go down well? I don't have a 'pitch' as such, and am mobile in authentic 15C kit so very flexible....
by The Peddler
Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 14th Century Gauntlets
Replies: 4
Views: 2335

Re: 14th Century Gauntlets

Shiny....
by The Peddler
Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Yes i know but 2014 Tewkesbury
Replies: 11
Views: 2944

Re: Yes i know but 2014 Tewkesbury

Thanks for the Peddler thumbs up...I assume it was me as no-one else seemed mad enough to pull a half-ton cart around in 30 degree temperatures!!!
by The Peddler
Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tewkesbury 2013
Replies: 1
Views: 1317

Tewkesbury 2013

A complete change from the washout that was 2012....2013 will be remembered for being 36c on the field and 29c in the shade, bone dry ground and heroic efforts by water carriers and ice cream salesmen alike.
by The Peddler
Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tewkesbury 2013
Replies: 17
Views: 3462

Re: Tewkesbury 2013

I'd just like to say a general thank you to all those traders and re-enactors who kept me going with drinks and the occasional push during Saturday and Sunday. Pulling a bloody great cart for 11 hours on Saturday in temperatures of 29c was probably not the best idea i've ever had, but the drinks, en...
by The Peddler
Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Arrow Bags - Sorting fact from fiction?
Replies: 40
Views: 12556

Re: Arrow Bags - Sorting fact from fiction?

I'm sure i've seen an illustration somewhere of an archers bag (basically a wicker frame covered with a canvas cover) tied to the gunwhale of a ship and therefore ready to be used. Circa about 1300, but not sure if these would be used on land....i'll look for the diagram.
by The Peddler
Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Not for those with weak stomachs....
Replies: 43
Views: 9524

Re: Not for those with weak stomachs....

'tis but a flesh wound, he's had worse.........seriously though, it's an impressive scratch on the head. It may be worth the master of the company doing the rounds before bedtime to check on all and sundry before blowing out the candles and dousing the campfire. I had the end of my index finger chop...
by The Peddler
Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: late 15th/early 16th mail standard
Replies: 8
Views: 2248

Re: late 15th/early 16th mail standard

Ooh nice, and it looks well made. Can I enquire about who made it?
by The Peddler
Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Cleaning methods
Replies: 6
Views: 1378

Re: Cleaning methods

There's a common story that putting maille in a barrel of dry sand and rolling it downhill was used, can't back it up with any historic evidence though. I do know that Horse Grass was used from the 10th Century, it's a very coarse high-silicon strain of grass which today is very much a weed, but it'...

Go to advanced search