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by timbobarnacle
Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Saxon Surgery
Replies: 15
Views: 4946

Re: Saxon Surgery

no problems- it is a group I used to be leader of , and anything I can do to bring the standards back up...... :)
by timbobarnacle
Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:12 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Saxon Surgery
Replies: 15
Views: 4946

Re: Saxon Surgery

i have passed on the details of this great book, which I have a copy of to the fellow concerned. up to him now
by timbobarnacle
Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Sugar nippers
Replies: 8
Views: 2069

Re: Sugar nippers

agreed, the blacksmith I was researching for - (wieland forge) wasn't prepared to make a pair based just on the photos they sent. good man
by timbobarnacle
Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Sugar nippers
Replies: 8
Views: 2069

Re: Sugar nippers

thanks, this backs up my research and gives extra info. it was for a TV company doing Tudor food who wanted some nippers made we will have to disappoint them
by timbobarnacle
Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Sugar nippers
Replies: 8
Views: 2069

Sugar nippers

Hi - anyone got any information on the origins of sugar nippers and images especially late tudor? I have found piccies of Victorian ones. but not Tudor.

thanks
by timbobarnacle
Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: unique anglo saxon burial with a cow
Replies: 0
Views: 1322

unique anglo saxon burial with a cow

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-ca ... e-18580332

Have a look at this article - most odd !
by timbobarnacle
Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:46 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: building the worlds most iconic Viking ship
Replies: 14
Views: 7513

Re: building the worlds most iconic Viking ship

looks fantastic - is she longer than the Sea Stallion built by the Roskilde centre?
by timbobarnacle
Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:06 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Authentic Rope
Replies: 12
Views: 3275

Re: Authentic Rope

natural/manila hemp is still available, and the best way to buy it of you need a fair amount it is by the roll - 220metres that is, avaIlable in 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, but the size is variable due to the nature of construction - try http://www.ropesdirect.co.uk/. I have used natural hemp for guy ropes, as ...
by timbobarnacle
Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:34 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Butts Lane
Replies: 12
Views: 2328

Re: Butts Lane

my archaologist mother has advised me that if the area is called "butts close" then this is most likely to be the archery practice area - butts lanes tend to be on boundaries.
by timbobarnacle
Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Butts Lane
Replies: 12
Views: 2328

Re: Butts Lane

interesting, and relevant, I will be amending my talks on archery to suit - thanks for the input
by timbobarnacle
Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:56 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Butts Lane
Replies: 12
Views: 2328

Re: Butts Lane

could well nbe a reneactorism or a general assumption - but then I have not read the original document
by timbobarnacle
Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:24 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Butts Lane
Replies: 12
Views: 2328

Butts Lane

I have always assumed that any road or lane name which has Butts in the title refers to archery practice as proscribed by law. However, I have just seen reference to Butts in the 1577 manor court rolls for tarleton and hesketh bank (our village) - this refers to the butts as being strips of land on ...
by timbobarnacle
Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:13 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: UK costume events - anyone up for it?????
Replies: 50
Views: 7772

Re: UK costume events - anyone up for it?????

Sir, I do indeed formally withdraw my challenge about the grabbing. However, I also note with some concern that you also mentioned my good wife was a filthy tudor, and as we all know, it is only filthy in the muddieval period. I therefore deny your request for choice of weapon, and challenge you to ...
by timbobarnacle
Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:49 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: UK costume events - anyone up for it?????
Replies: 50
Views: 7772

Re: UK costume events - anyone up for it?????

[quote="Medicus Matt" Damsel? You're a filthy, arse-grabbing strumpet, masquerading as a demure two-door lady.[/quote] Sir, I must defend the honour of my good lady - although she has made a reasonable job so far. she only grabs my *rse and no others. I demand satisfaction with the weapon ...
by timbobarnacle
Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:15 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Historic Food Day - 11th June
Replies: 3
Views: 2646

Re: Historic Food Day - 11th June

great event in a cracking location. much appreciated, scrummy food too ! :D
by timbobarnacle
Fri May 13, 2011 8:46 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: sublety platters,
Replies: 0
Views: 1071

sublety platters,

by timbobarnacle
Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: filthy cities -Dan Snow
Replies: 3
Views: 1400

filthy cities -Dan Snow

had to turn over from this last night, it got to the stage where there was just too much human waste and blood and gore, and very little of how things were improved. Not at all sure Versailles would have had animals running free in the passages and hallways. what do others think?
by timbobarnacle
Sat Jan 22, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: new group - West Lancashire Living History Society
Replies: 17
Views: 4535

Re: new group - West Lancashire Living History Society

also facebook group West Lancs Living History Society
by timbobarnacle
Sat Nov 06, 2010 12:23 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: new group - West Lancashire Living History Society
Replies: 17
Views: 4535

Re: new group - West Lancashire Living History Society

All Wabbits very acceptable 8-)
by timbobarnacle
Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:07 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: new group - West Lancashire Living History Society
Replies: 17
Views: 4535

new group - West Lancashire Living History Society

Well, we have been thinking of this for a while - basically getting together like minded people in our area socially at first, to discuss forming a new group dedicated to living history, and traditional crafts, but also with a strong interest in drinking tea and eating home made cake. Time periods -...
by timbobarnacle
Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: The Archers A New Society
Replies: 42
Views: 8878

Re: The Archers A New Society

sounds interesting, am most keen
by timbobarnacle
Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:41 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Wedding chests I have done - including Kate Tilers
Replies: 10
Views: 2802

Re: Wedding chests I have done - including Kate Tilers

Hi Bad Viking, Thanks for the comments, much appreciated. I am really pleased with the Tudor Rose on Kate's box - I do the artwork and created the box designs - which are still evolving. We are currrently making stock for my wife's stall (Lucy the Tudor) as fast as we can for ILHF and TORM - I am wo...
by timbobarnacle
Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Weaving Sticks and Inkle Looms
Replies: 18
Views: 3576

Re: Weaving Sticks and Inkle Looms

Thank you 8-)
by timbobarnacle
Mon May 17, 2010 7:28 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Robin Hood
Replies: 31
Views: 5927

Re: Robin Hood

been to see the film, some great sets and settings, music, and clothing. dodgy death for the lionheart - died 3 weeks or so after a crossbow bolt injury as a result of gangrene from poor doctoring. Also not sure where the tank landing craft came from. otherwise good fun, if a bit slow at times, and ...
by timbobarnacle
Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:31 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: mastercrafts, BBC2 Friday 9pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1148

mastercrafts, BBC2 Friday 9pm

Anyone see the first of this series last night? apart from wanting to know how to be a student, I thought Monty Don's presentation was just great, gently paced, no recaps to speak of, and the promotion of traditional crafts. at last a decent programme on a Friday night. Thatching next week. Also gla...
by timbobarnacle
Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: bargain book purchase
Replies: 0
Views: 447

bargain book purchase

just got this book at the Works/remainder shop in Southport, an A2 size collection of reprinted battle maps from 1547 - battle of Pinkie Clough, right to the Boer War 1899 - 1902. original price £50.00, paid £7.00. ISBN numbers - Cloth coat edition ISBN -10 :1 84724 206 5 or ISBN -13: 978 184724 208...
by timbobarnacle
Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: group - tapestry of music
Replies: 2
Views: 1405

Re: group - tapestry of music

lucky you! hoping to see them again soon!
by timbobarnacle
Tue Oct 20, 2009 4:05 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: group - tapestry of music
Replies: 2
Views: 1405

group - tapestry of music

went to see this group on Sat night, very impressed, especially with the collection of instruments, and a fraction of the 800 early instruments they have - anyone else heard them? well worth hearing they are
by timbobarnacle
Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:30 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Fletching in an authentic setting- a query
Replies: 100
Views: 17863

Lucy has recently made two linstocks based directly on some of the more "ordinary" Mary Rose finds. They are in either ash and oak, machine turned, and then hand carved. It was not a case of just go to the lathe and make one. She is a member of the Mary Rose speaking group, and has seen ma...

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