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by Henri De Ceredigion
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: 16th C in Wales?
Replies: 1
Views: 52

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: 17
Views: 678

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: 177

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: 698

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: 734

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: 519

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: 1765

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: 12254

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: 2642

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: 1692

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: 1692

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: 1726

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: 1805

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: 2554

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: 1119

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: 1453

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: 1144

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: 1509

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: 953

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: 919

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: 1146

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: 980

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: 1386

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...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Event Announcements
Topic: THE PURSUIT TO MONS SEPTEMBER 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 3184

Re: THE PURSUIT TO MONS SEPTEMBER 2018

The official all Nations event of the International Cavalry Association to commemorate the last cavalry offensive of 1918 and the end of the war to end all wars. This is an international THANKSGIVING to celebrate the end of the war which took so many lives of the people of Europe. That is a wonderf...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Is Lully's "Middle Class Gentleman" now off limits?
Replies: 1
Views: 1244

Is Lully's "Middle Class Gentleman" now off limits?

Ever since Horrible Histories' prom featured not only Lully's "Ceremonial March of the Turks" from "Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme" but also his stupid death (getting gangrene from a wound after bashing it with his baton conducting a Te Deum for Louis XIV) I have spent a long time tryi...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: BBC News finds some Vikings
Replies: 2
Views: 1644

BBC News finds some Vikings

There is an article on the BBC News website this morning about Wolin (held in Poland) which is the largest Viking festival in the whole of Europe and interviews some of the people attending, the majority of whom appear to have been abused or self identity issues during their lives and comes to the c...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Bromans : Roman History "ladded up" or a chance for some real interest
Replies: 0
Views: 1996

Bromans : Roman History "ladded up" or a chance for some real interest

This evening saw the launch of the new ITV2 game / reality / sports (call it what you will) show "Bromans" where eight couples live the lives of Roman gladiators (although to be fair they are more like raw recruits than actual gladiators) and has been called the new "Love Island"...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Sold - 17th Century Shoes Red Size 6 wide fitting
Replies: 2
Views: 1087

Re: For Sale - 17th Century Shoes Red Size 6 wide fitting

I was under the impression that people in the 1600's wore boots? Can I ask therefore who wore shoes?
by Henri De Ceredigion
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Plague Doctors in UK
Replies: 3
Views: 2159

Re: Plague Doctors in UK

Anybody know of any PRIMARY sources for the above in the UK, specifcally England but happy to look at Scotland, Wales and ireland. Thanks to the Welsh government making bus travel free of a weekend, when I have a spare weekend would you like to go to the National Library in Aberystwyth and see what...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Coracle Boat
Replies: 2
Views: 1386

Re: Coracle Boat

Need to sell my traditionally made coracle. Wooden slatted construction, covered in canvas, stitched and pitch sealed. Comes with a (modern) oar so for re-enacting purposes, a wooden oar would be needed. Buyer collects (I am based in Essex). Any offer considered. Thanks. Have you considered selling...

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