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by Henri De Ceredigion
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: 2000BC-55BC
Topic: Who were the Hittites?
Replies: 2
Views: 1316

Re: Who were the Hittites?

Oh, the Hittites have never been forgotten, misplaced maybe, but never forgotten!

See pages 36 - 38 of Asterix and the Black Gold for evidence of that!
by Henri De Ceredigion
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: White Mountain
Replies: 1
Views: 3281

Re: White Mountain

We heard that someone is organising the reenact of the Battle of White Mountain for next years 400th anniversary any idea who that is and how we contact them? Times Past Right time period, but way, way out of my orbit, although that said if anyone is going that way from Wales, I could always try an...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Where can I put my sword?
Replies: 5
Views: 4290

Re: Where can I put my sword?

Out of interest, how likely is it that your sword would get stolen? I have a lot of valuable kit but it's not the sort of stuff that can be sold down the pub, so I've never had any bother. I keep a lot of kit that's not used regularly in the attic. On top, or at the back of, a wardrobe might be goo...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Where can I put my sword?
Replies: 5
Views: 4290

Where can I put my sword?

Having had a bit of a windfall, I have started creating a "ode d'homage" to that character that got me started on this lifestyle (namely Dogtanian) who I have found out will be having a CGI movie sometime in the next year or so, and so therefore have bought a very nice rapier sword (having...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Looking for opportunities
Replies: 3
Views: 2515

Re: Looking for opportunities

I'm in Co. Durham so, out of interest, whereabouts in N. Yorks are you and where do you go dancing? I'm learning Playford dances with an English Folk Dance group. There was talk of a Playford Ball last summer but there wasn't enough interest for it to be viable. A costume Playford Ball is on my Buc...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Our user data has been stolen
Replies: 6
Views: 4057

Re: Our user data has been stolen

I am still investigating, but it appears our user database has been stolen. The database does not contain much of interest - essentially your email address and a coded password. The password should not be readable. I know the system was attacked by hackers in mid 2017, though at the time it just lo...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Re-enactors Wanted
Topic: Not so much a wanted, but happy to attend
Replies: 1
Views: 2106

Not so much a wanted, but happy to attend

Since my last posting I have discovered that as a carer I am entitled to six weeks respite from caring every financial year and that if my grandparents qualified for, they would receive funding to employ a family member for the time that I was having as respite. This, along with the news that I can ...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: 16th C in Wales?
Replies: 1
Views: 4041

Re: 16th C in Wales?

Hi A friend of mine has just moved to South Wales and is looking for a 16th Century group in the area. Is there anything about? I didn't know if anything when I was living there. Thanks Lettice Well, I live in Mid Wales (Ceredigion) and have had no luck finding a 17th century society, so perhaps we...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: These forums - undead, or still twitching?
Replies: 19
Views: 13432

Re: These forums - undead, or still twitching?

I check out these forums most days during the week but I don't necessarily log on. Does that make a difference? Steve C "I will keep ignoring the 'four word story' " :D Me too! Sorry Lord Byron. I check in every so often, but usually the only thing that is updated is the four word story (...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Interacting with MOPS?
Replies: 3
Views: 3474

Re: Interacting with MOPS?

If I am ever lucky to actually be able to attend an event and someone comes up to me and asks me what I am, I am only to happy to explain that I am a gentleman of the Caroline era (doffing my hat as I do so), explain what the Caroline era is, some of the things that I would normally do and just gene...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Event Announcements
Topic: Firle Place - 3D History Son et Lumiere Event 5/6/7 October
Replies: 1
Views: 2619

Re: Firle Place - 3D History Son et Lumiere Event 5/6/7 October

You've got some real Doctor Who alumni there haven't you? The Valeyard (Trial of a Time Lord) and Captain Styles(Resurrection of the Daleks)
by Henri De Ceredigion
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Re-enactors Wanted
Topic: Urgent - Re-enactors needed for BBC Festival
Replies: 1
Views: 2672

Re: Urgent - Re-enactors needed for BBC Festival

Hello! I post on behalf of CarFest, the BBC family festival that takes places this August Bank Holiday for Children in Need (24th - 26th August). We have a wonderful historical camp and looking for re-enactors (we have been left down very last minute). That is awful to hear (especially when it is i...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Travelling Fair- UK & Ireland. Work partner wanted. Any help or suggestions welcome!
Replies: 1
Views: 2096

Re: Travelling Fair- UK & Ireland. Work partner wanted. Any help or suggestions welcome!

First off, so you can picture the person writing this, I’m a female in my 20s: The idea has come into my head to set up a group who, in a travelling circus type fashion, will tour Ireland and the UK with a medieval fair. I don’t know how practical or feasible this may sound to people, but I think i...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Edwardian suits
Replies: 1
Views: 3699

Re: Edwardian suits

What would of been worn in the edwardian summer time with a straw boater want to get the right style of blazer and trousers also do you wear a bow tie or standard tie Generally speaking, although I am happy to be corrected if I am wrong, the sort of thing that Dick Van Dyke wore in "Mary Poppi...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Victorian kit on a budget?
Replies: 25
Views: 17243

Re: Victorian kit on a budget?

I usually do 17th Cent but have one event which is the Victorian Christmas at Portsmouth dock yards so need some ideas for cheap Victorian kit. The kit doesn’t have to be 100% authentic but just look the part since most of the other people there will be in modern stage costumes but I don’t want to ...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: Wave of Spam
Replies: 3
Views: 5466

Re: Wave of Spam

cal wrote:OOps, my fault, I'd meant to Disaprove and must have hit the approve by mistake. All gone now, let me know if you see anymore


If it is any help, I added the people who had posted them as "foes" and asked the forum to ignire all their postings
by Henri De Ceredigion
Tue May 29, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: 12th Century Groups in Wales
Replies: 5
Views: 4004

Re: Welsh Groups

Ceredigion is only a couple of hours away at best. Who do you play with at the moment Henri? Henri de Ceredigion (1603 - 1673) the MP for Cardiganshire in the Useless Parliament of 1625 who then finds himself on a mission for George Villers (the Duke of Buckingham) that sees him become a member of ...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Mon May 28, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: 12th Century Groups in Wales
Replies: 5
Views: 4004

Re: Welsh Groups

Hello Folks, As most regulars will know, I'm frequently posting about different groups. That's mainly because I haven't known for a while where I'll be living. The good news is, I do know that now - as the wife and I have finally bought our first house together. So, does anyone know of any groups i...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Re-enactors Wanted
Topic: Re: Victorian/Dickensian Street Characters Required 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 5329

Re: Victorian/Dickensian Street Characters Required 2018

Any of them in Ceredigion at all (for instance Lampeter?)
by Henri De Ceredigion
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Can you be chivalrous for saying "I am chivalrous"?
Replies: 0
Views: 4453

Can you be chivalrous for saying "I am chivalrous"?

Now I have everything I need to be a Stuart gentleman (if you will excuse the toy rapier that is) I am now starting to delve deeper into the Stuart era and find myself asking the above question. It was prompted by a programme on the Tiny Pop channel (as I was flicking through them trying to find som...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Looking for a group
Replies: 6
Views: 4962

Re: Looking for a group

I'm looking for a re-enactment group, too! But I'm in Victoria BC, Canada :drunk: Well, if the internet is any guide, may I offer the following options: The Royal Engineers (1858 - 1863) http://www.royalengineers.ca/LivingHistory.html The Victoria-Esquimalt Military Reenactors Association (1776 - 1...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: How long should my rapier be?
Replies: 0
Views: 2971

How long should my rapier be?

I have been asked to play a herald in a community theatre group's production of "The Three Musketeers" and have been asked to have, as part of my uniform, a rapier (toy of course), however when looking at rapiers in current ceremonial use (for instance the Swiss Guard) I cannot help but no...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: The Battle of the Standard 18th /19th August
Replies: 3
Views: 3733

Re: The Battle of the Standard 18th /19th August

Nigel wrote:Hi, This is a confirmed event on a greenfield site with planning at an advanced stage. There is space for a number of traders especially those who sell to the public. Reasonable pitch fee and good facilities.


In Yorkshire I presume?
by Henri De Ceredigion
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Event Announcements
Topic: RE: Urgent - 1940's Homefront and British/American Military
Replies: 2
Views: 3141

Re: RE: Urgent - 1940's Homefront and British/American Military

Dear All, with reference to the above, I'm looking for 1940's Homefront demonstrations, children's workshops and activities with WWII British and American military to compliment an existing band of professionals for an event in South Wales on Saturday 16th June. Please contact me as soon as possibl...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: relationships between Herbalists, Apothecary and Alchemists
Replies: 3
Views: 3722

Re: relationships between Herbalists, Apothecary and Alchemists

I have been led to believe, and therefore if I am wrong would like to be corrected, that by the 17th century the three worked in tandem with each other.
by Henri De Ceredigion
Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: measuring things
Replies: 2
Views: 2894

Re: measuring things

how did they measuring things in the 17th c i am gessing that they had a bit of rope with knots in it like a tap measure can any out shie some light on this please I don't claim to be an expert on measuring things in the 17th century (and considering that this is based on French measurements it may...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Event Announcements
Topic: Re: Suffragettes Wanted for Events (Dorset & Others) 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 2669

Re: Suffragettes Wanted for Events (Dorset & Others) 2018

If you are in need of a Member of Parliament (for any events in the west of Wales) I would be more than happy to assist (as according to the Hansard record there were 25 MP's who voted against the granting of the franchise to women)
by Henri De Ceredigion
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: measuring things
Replies: 4
Views: 3381

Re: measuring things

I cannot say with any confidence WHAT they measured with, but I can tell you the UNITS they measured in (at least for France that is) thanks to Wikipedia (but then you have to be careful what part of France you are in) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Units_of_measurement_in_France_before_the_French_Re...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Christmas in the Stuart Era
Replies: 1
Views: 2849

Christmas in the Stuart Era

I would like to know if members would be so kind as to recommend books, videos (online or purchased) or even pictures that would help me understand how Christmas was celebrated in the Stuart era (I am of course referring to that point in history both "Old Ollie" banned Christmas) with part...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Re-enactors Wanted
Topic: Not so much a re-enactor wanted, as a re-enactor wanting
Replies: 0
Views: 3454

Not so much a re-enactor wanted, as a re-enactor wanting

I completely realise that this section is used for organisations seeking people to help with events, but I was wondering if I could turn it on it's head and use it to say "I have decided to become a proper re-enactor (Early Stuart, late Victorian, early Edwardian) and would like to know if ther...

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