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by AndyandHelen
Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Roman fleet and marines...
Replies: 2
Views: 1570

Re: Roman fleet and marines...

Right, I was rather overwhelmed by the level of interest. I have been raiding the piggy bank buying various books, thus making Mr Sumner a little richer. I've also joined RAT which is an impressive discussion forum. I have decided to focus on 'approximately' 280AD being as that's the estimated year ...
by AndyandHelen
Fri May 16, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Roman fleet and marines...
Replies: 2
Views: 1570

Roman fleet and marines...

I am very very slowly beginning to investigate taking up the cause of the Eagle and do something Romanesque. This will be a longish term project and very secondary to my other activities. Being as I'm still on Guernsey it'd either be as an auxiliary or as a member of the fleet. I'm thinking a dateli...
by AndyandHelen
Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: has anyone dealt with medieval market
Replies: 8
Views: 1895

Re: has anyone dealt with medieval market

Yup, nice kit well made.
by AndyandHelen
Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: looking for a group in Guernsey
Replies: 1
Views: 746

Re: looking for a group in Guernsey

I'm in Guernsey already. My kit is more 15th century. I did a medieval life event with my former employer St Sampsons high and you can have a look at the results (on this website too in photo section). Here on the island there is GHIAC the History in action company which is very drama based and also...
by AndyandHelen
Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Mmmmm.......Biscuits!
Replies: 2
Views: 1845

Re: Mmmmm.......Biscuits!

Those look great. Next time you do some shortbread try popping in some glacé cherries, very nice. Although these moulds would be even better with gingerbread?
by AndyandHelen
Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:30 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Guernsey and Jersey in 15th century
Replies: 2
Views: 904

Re: Guernsey and Jersey in 15th century

Bit more, turns out Richard Harliston was dispatched to Guernsey by drumroll Lord Scales (yes I am washing my mouth out and contemplating cutting off my fingers). Spring 1468 fleet arrives and 'visits' jersey. Edmund Weston (father of Richard and William Weston (both granted coA) born later on) and ...
by AndyandHelen
Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Cambridge Living History & Vintage Fair
Replies: 9
Views: 5136

Re: Cambridge Living History & Vintage Fair

I got emailed about this event by a chap who plays a red electric guitar stood on the top of a palace...methinks he has something to do with the animal sanctuary. (Checked and he does). Now that must count for the strangest email ever received?
by AndyandHelen
Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:25 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Guernsey and Jersey in 15th century
Replies: 2
Views: 904

Guernsey and Jersey in 15th century

So as some of you may know I am here in guernsey at the moment and have been doing bits here and there with the museum service at castle Cornet and at candie gardens. I have based everything so far on the exploits of Richard Harliston who was sent down by Eddy to take Jersey back from the French. Du...
by AndyandHelen
Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Puffed sleeve "gambeson" for archer?
Replies: 8
Views: 1994

Re: Puffed sleeve "gambeson" for archer?

Please have a look at SPES Medieval Market or Matuls.pl before you go to Steel Mastery. Gambesons by both these companies are well made and will fit you like a glove too so long as you measure yourself accurately. You will get some excellent protection for less than you would imagine.
by AndyandHelen
Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: St Sampsons High School medieval life at Castle Cornet.
Replies: 8
Views: 2616

Re: St Sampsons High School medieval life at Castle Cornet.

Hi Griff, Thanks very much for that feedback Griff. It was a massive learning experience for me, I'm now looking at doing something like this on a more regular basis as its a lot more rewarding (not financially though!) you are right about the RAs and mea culpa. I really needed several sets of eyes ...
by AndyandHelen
Fri Aug 09, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Can anyone make copper pots?
Replies: 9
Views: 2083

Re: Can anyone make copper pots?

There's a coppersmith here on guernsey. However he ain't cheap, expect to pay a very tidy sum if interested?
by AndyandHelen
Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: St Sampsons High School medieval life at Castle Cornet.
Replies: 8
Views: 2616

Re: St Sampsons High School medieval life at Castle Cornet.

Certainly did get permission to post the photos, plus do note that I haven't given any surnames or exact ages etc.
by AndyandHelen
Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: St Sampsons High School medieval life at Castle Cornet.
Replies: 8
Views: 2616

St Sampsons High School medieval life at Castle Cornet.

Very tight budget, clothes not authentic at all, most of the props etc belong to me, please realise that all the kids you see in the pics are between 12-15,never done anything like this ever before, yet still managed to present to a whole cruise ship and kept themselves busy from 8:30 through to 4pm...
by AndyandHelen
Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: looking for a new group
Replies: 1
Views: 936

Re: looking for a new group

Get yourself to Bankfield Museum and introduce yourself to JD Spencer. He is the fount of all knowledge reenactment wise in Calderdale.
(Groups in area are rather numerous from ACWS, NWW2A, 21eme de Ligne, 33rd Foot, assorted Medievalists Huddersfield way-Clarences, LOTS of ECW bods etc)
by AndyandHelen
Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Looking for a medieval society in and around Somerset
Replies: 4
Views: 1137

Re: Looking for a medieval society in and around Somerset

There's also Medieval Free Company, do note that they operate an open tent policy, ie EVERYTHING on show has to be authentic -oh they do late Medieval/WOTR.
by AndyandHelen
Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Has any one bought thomas
Replies: 3
Views: 1134

Re: Has any one bought thomas

If only I had a winning lottery ticket (and a current FAC). That certain item featured in the Medieval Armies photo book is truely a thing of beauty. Theres a Czech company making a cheaper version, its around 3500 euros, if that at all helps-can dig out the link via PM if you want it.
by AndyandHelen
Mon May 27, 2013 7:33 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: How did a Lancastrian end up in a Scottish Regiment?
Replies: 3
Views: 1127

Re: How did a Lancastrian end up in a Scottish Regiment?

People would get moved to where the army wanted them or where they got enlisted. Take these examples, my pre adoptive grandfather and his best mate both from N Yorks and both somehow ended up as tankies in the Sharpshooters Yeomanry (that's the County of London unit)(the one that got shot up at Vill...
by AndyandHelen
Tue May 07, 2013 6:49 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Looking for a New group.
Replies: 5
Views: 1363

Re: Looking for a New group.

Try phoning Phil Fraser? He's a friendly chap and will point you in the right direction for MSS?
by AndyandHelen
Sun May 05, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: British Fifers in the AWI
Replies: 4
Views: 2928

Re: British Fifers in the AWI

GGedneyGodwin does a British fife and a lovely fife case too. However comes from the states. You are basically looking at a direct pound to dollar price (going by personal experience) he is quite happy to ship to the UK too. The website link is http://www.gggodwin.com/ProdList.asp?scat=56 so you'd b...
by AndyandHelen
Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Personal reccomendations
Replies: 1
Views: 1154

Re: Personal reccomendations

This is a review for MATULS also from Poland. I placed an order towards the end of December and had the pleasure of receiving it today. The order was for the following items, A doublet A pair of hose A leather cargo satchel bag A capitesca style hat Several points A chopping board I then complicated...
by AndyandHelen
Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Sunny Guernsey
Replies: 1
Views: 1297

Re: Sunny Guernsey

Easter Living History Festival at Castle Cornet 2013 including for the first time, us two! First pic is Helen sat by the tent lucet weaving, she's only just started to give this a go. http://i1172.photobucket.com/albums/r574/AndyandHelen/97387e03826b2a31546c81bef580a3bd_zpsd95608bd.jpg Next pic is m...
by AndyandHelen
Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:39 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Leather Costume course :D
Replies: 7
Views: 1616

Re: Leather Costume course :D

If its a historical activity you might even be able to approach the Armouries to see if you could get a discounted room, maybe also an opportunity to see some of their leather artefacts?
by AndyandHelen
Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Personal reccomendations
Replies: 1
Views: 1154

Personal reccomendations

Thought that I would pop down a personal reccomendation down for someone I have just finished a transaction with. The business is SPES Medieval Market also known as Lady Malina, although its Michal Gracki who will usually be your contact. These guys make some real eye candy. The website is very attr...
by AndyandHelen
Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:19 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Any events over Easter?
Replies: 11
Views: 2401

Re: Any events over Easter?

Guernsey museums service and the History in Action Company are running a 4 day event at Castle Cornet over Easter. There's also a science day at the same location on the Wednesday before. I'll be surgeoning on all 5 days, Helen assisting on 2...
by AndyandHelen
Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 8508
Views: 533646

Re: 4 Word Story

Simon Atford since p1??????????


Wow
by AndyandHelen
Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Sunny Guernsey
Replies: 1
Views: 1297

Sunny Guernsey

Just a pic of Helen in her new wool Kirtle and a lovely purse by il Maestro Karl Robinson. Other bits by Tods Stuff, Steve Vickers, Plantagenent Shoes, SPES Medieval Market, ropes etc from the late lamented Gerry Burrows, http://i1172.photobucket.com/albums/r574/AndyandHelen/9bea669da2b17c22bc692d57...
by AndyandHelen
Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Re-Enactors Markets
Replies: 30
Views: 8650

Re: Re-Enactors Markets

My Feb half term is 9th to 17th Feb so unfortunately that's just before ILHF, ah well. It's still doable though despite that, just that flights and everything else takes our travel costs to around 300 quid and flights are limited in off season, hence the apparent craziness of flying to Gatwick to ge...
by AndyandHelen
Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Newbie's guide to kit buying
Replies: 53
Views: 13896

Re: Newbie's guide to kit buying

If you do happen to buy something that in the end proves to be unsuitable don't offload it onto a member of your group instead don't get disheartened and upset be positive and get yourself an eBay account and sell it that way. After all a slightly inaccurate item unsuitable for the living history so...
by AndyandHelen
Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Re-Enactors Markets
Replies: 30
Views: 8650

Re: Re-Enactors Markets

I'd like to make a request that someone PLEASE set a fair at the start if school holidays. TORM happens to occur in term time. In order to attend that event I had to make sure I got out quick as possible then catch the flight out on Friday night, hire a car for the weekend, and make sure I got back ...

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