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by Steve Stocker
Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:08 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Bowstock - change of address
Replies: 0
Views: 550

Bowstock - change of address

Bowstock is moving to rural mid-Devon as of 1st October. New address and contact details will be available from our web site from that date. We are still planning to do the usual markets this year and in the future. TIP; Think VERY carefully before relocating a business - especially if BT and/or Llo...
by Steve Stocker
Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:37 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Bowstock - updated web site
Replies: 3
Views: 1155

Thanks for the review Andrew, very helpful and some good positive points.
I will make some changes based on your notes, especially the nav stuff.
I've been looking at these pages for so long that I no longer see them!
Good luck with your own mods.
Steve
by Steve Stocker
Thu Sep 10, 2009 3:53 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Bowstock - updated web site
Replies: 3
Views: 1155

Bowstock - updated web site

We have just put up our new front-end web site - please have a look and pick some holes etc.
It includes my first (very) basic .php stuff.
The online store will be updated to match next week if all goes well.
Ta
Steve

http://www.bowstock.co.uk
by Steve Stocker
Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:16 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Female archers?
Replies: 71
Views: 9009

As I understand it, Gerald of Wales wrote of an arrow piercing an oak door 'the thickness of a man's hand' - more like 1.5" than 4". This seems more realistic and achievable.
by Steve Stocker
Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:23 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Could anyone advise me on accepting card payment/machine etc
Replies: 10
Views: 4296

We use Cardnet (LLOYDS TSB) for our merchant service - It's a fixed monthly charge for small businesses and a very reliable service. SagePay ( used to be Protx) provide our online payment gateway and we have few complaints. They offer 3rd Man security assessments and warnings for each transaction. W...
by Steve Stocker
Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:09 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Web Site Domain Names
Replies: 6
Views: 1496

Dear Uncle, Assuming you have done a 'who-is' search and found a preferred name that is free to register then the world is your oyster. I would go for a two-year registration period if possible and try to make sure that your registrar offers automatic renewal facilities. This helps to avoid domain n...
by Steve Stocker
Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:40 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: my tin !
Replies: 35
Views: 5082

The spurs didn't fit then?
by Steve Stocker
Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:16 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: kidney pouch fittings?
Replies: 30
Views: 5791

Nope, My research indicates that most leather pouches were either plain apart from the buckle or decorated by tooling the leather or stitching in fancy patterns. Reenactors do seem to want the pewter mounts though and there are one or two contemporary examples with mounts - possibly silver - as in t...
by Steve Stocker
Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:51 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: The most peculiar job I've ever done is...
Replies: 41
Views: 6755

If you want unusual work you should get into the hand-made leather goods trade........... :wink:
by Steve Stocker
Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:14 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: New to Trading
Replies: 4
Views: 1011

Welcome Lady L,
It was very good of you to send someone around the stalls asking if traders wanted drinks - I am sometimes trading alone and that sort of attention to detail is always welcome.
Keep up the good work.
:D
by Steve Stocker
Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:56 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Anybody doing Crusader stuff ?? (Templars or Hospitallers)
Replies: 9
Views: 1952

Hmmm, crusading period.
1st crusade 1096.
7th crusade 1248.
That's quite an extended period to portray.
by Steve Stocker
Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Trying to get in touch with Della Rebours
Replies: 0
Views: 445

Trying to get in touch with Della Rebours

Has anyone spoken to Della recently? We have been unable to contact her by telephone and wandered if everything was OK?
Please PM me if you can help.
Ta.
by Steve Stocker
Sat May 31, 2008 10:39 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Looking for a Tommy.....
Replies: 2
Views: 1110

Thanks Byron, I am in contact with trenchy via PM.
by Steve Stocker
Thu May 22, 2008 10:04 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Looking for a Tommy.....
Replies: 2
Views: 1110

Looking for a Tommy.....

I spoke to a chap in British WW1 kit at Rockingham and took a pattern from his pistol holster in order to make a replica. I either didn't take - or have lost - his contact details.
Can anyone help please?
by Steve Stocker
Wed May 07, 2008 1:48 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Kelmarsh 2007-who was selling hose/stockings?
Replies: 6
Views: 1724

Was it 'The Mulberry Dyer'?
by Steve Stocker
Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:18 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: SK Trading
Replies: 2
Views: 999

Thanks for that, all sorted now.
by Steve Stocker
Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:17 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: SK Trading
Replies: 2
Views: 1588

All sorted, thanks for your help.
by Steve Stocker
Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:48 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: SK Trading
Replies: 2
Views: 999

SK Trading

Can somebody help with contact info for the SK Inspector of Markets or whoever is in charge of trading licenses at the moment?
Ta.
by Steve Stocker
Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:48 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: SK Trading
Replies: 2
Views: 1588

SK Trading

Can somebody help with contact info for the SK Inspector of Markets or whoever is in charge of trading licenses at the moment?
A PM would be great.
Ta.
by Steve Stocker
Mon Feb 25, 2008 7:48 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: LRP Fair thanks
Replies: 5
Views: 1222

Thanks Paul, we had a fine weekend. Nice venue!
by Steve Stocker
Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:37 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Anyone trading at the LARP fair in feb?
Replies: 11
Views: 1978

We'll be there - managed to get a cheap saver room at the Travel Lodge for £30.
by Steve Stocker
Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:08 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The German Army on the Somme 1914 - 1916
Replies: 1
Views: 760

The German Army on the Somme 1914 - 1916

Hardback ISBN 1-84415-269-3 (Jack Sheldon, forwarded by Prof. Richard Holmes). If you think the British attack at the Somme was a total disaster and a wasted effort then this book may go some way altering your view as well as making it clear why the attacks failed. Written in the style of Lyn MacDon...
by Steve Stocker
Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:12 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: The long goodbye
Replies: 11
Views: 2235

Sorry to hear that - but for what it's worth you are making a decision worthy of respect. Knowing when to stop is a tough one.
All the best for the future.
by Steve Stocker
Thu Nov 15, 2007 9:21 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Jack Construction
Replies: 7
Views: 1771

Images on the Bayeux 'tapestry' show mail hauberks being stripped from the dead by being pulled over the head. I assumed the gambeson was fitted in the same way and had no side openings. Have a look at this; http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.charlesfleming-sca.com/images/military/o...
by Steve Stocker
Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:15 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Matches - lighting fires before their invention
Replies: 32
Views: 6694

I think a lot of fires were kept going to avoid the hassle.
by Steve Stocker
Wed Sep 05, 2007 10:33 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: PayForIt
Replies: 0
Views: 679

PayForIt

It is now possible to accept payments of <£10 using the mobile 'phone 'PayForIt' system.
Are any of you thinking of using this or do you have any experience in this area?
I'm having trouble pinning down the costs involved as well.
by Steve Stocker
Tue Aug 21, 2007 3:15 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Lamellar (sorry if spelt wrong..)
Replies: 8
Views: 1560

Well, you could try these people for your leather;
http://www.bowstock.co.uk/
:D
by Steve Stocker
Tue Aug 14, 2007 7:16 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Cornus, Carnyxs, and other Warhorns
Replies: 1
Views: 1428

I've only ever seen - and heard - one Carnyx, it was made especially for a chap playing with Kathryn Tickell. I believe it was copied from archaeological remains. The sound was extraordinary and made the spine tingle. The tongue of the beast flapped as it was played. This link may interest you; http...
by Steve Stocker
Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:04 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Placenoit/Hougoumont date
Replies: 6
Views: 2090

I've put a few images from the Sunday battle in the 'Pictures' section.

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