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by Vicky
Wed May 08, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Free 17thC food talk (with tastings!) - Wakefield
Replies: 0
Views: 1185

Free 17thC food talk (with tastings!) - Wakefield

Flatulence and Phlegm: cooking with herbs and salad in seventeenth century England A fun food talk (with tastings) by Annie Gray! Friday 17th May - starting at 6pm prompt Annie Gray will deliver a fun and informative talk (with food tastings) at Wakefield Museum, where you will find out more about ...
by Vicky
Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Historic Food Day, Wakefield, September 15th
Replies: 0
Views: 1490

Historic Food Day, Wakefield, September 15th

Historic Food Day at Clarke Hall A one day free public event Saturday 15 September 2012, 9.30am to 6pm Join us this autumn for an Historical Food Day of talks, workshops and food demonstrations. Set in the 17th century Clarke Hall, Wakefield, this one day event will have themes including 17th centu...
by Vicky
Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Costume Design for Film Residency
Replies: 0
Views: 529

Costume Design for Film Residency

Nothing to do with me - just forwarded as I thought some people here might be interested. Almost makes me wish I'd learned to sew! Costume Design for Film Residency £8,400 (bursary) The V&A is inviting applications from UK-based film costume designers who wish to develop their practice in design...
by Vicky
Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Clarke Hall Museum, Wakefield
Replies: 10
Views: 1923

Re: Clarke Hall Museum, Wakefield

Glad you all enjoyed it - we had some amazing presenters on Saturday, it was quite a buzz.

I don't think it counts as hard work when it is so much fun! 8-)
by Vicky
Thu May 26, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Historic Food Day - 11th June
Replies: 3
Views: 2131

Re: Historic Food Day - 11th June

Historic Food Day FREE Adult Event Clarke Hall Museum, Wakefield Saturday 11th June 9.30am to 5.30pm Speakers/demonstrators include: Peter Brears (Tudor sweets) Ivan Day (17th century ice-cream) Richard Fitch (early chocolate) 4 and 20 Blackbirds (medieval cooking) Iona McCleery (medieval food and ...
by Vicky
Mon May 23, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Historic Food Day - 11th June
Replies: 3
Views: 2131

Historic Food Day - 11th June

Notice of the forthcoming Historic Food Day to be held at Clarke Hall Museum in Wakefield on Saturday June 11th. Speakers/demonstrators include: Peter Brears Ivan Day Richard Fitch Julia Gant Iona McCleery Jo Buckberry Places are FREE, but advance booking essential as places are limited. The booking...
by Vicky
Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:05 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Arrow head date?
Replies: 5
Views: 1244

Re: Arrow head date?

Thanks guys most useful info :) I'm pretty hacked off about loosing our skull to Wakefield though, regardless of it's age! Just to point out that the skull is only on loan to Wakefield, and will be returned to Worksop when the exhibition closes at the end of January. The exhibition does not claim t...
by Vicky
Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:52 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Handgonnes at Towton
Replies: 23
Views: 2141

Re: Handgonnes at Towton

There are some early guns in the West Bohemia Museum, Pilsen. There is at least one which has an exploded barrel. I'm afraid I'm no expert on guns, so I can't remember the details (or how early it is), but it shouldn't be impossible to find out if anyone cares! http://www.virtualtravelglobe.com/czec...
by Vicky
Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:01 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Stencilled textile
Replies: 4
Views: 1464

Re: Stencilled textile

Looks even better 'in the flesh'.

Jorge, you'll be glad to know the project is going ahead after all, and so as soon as it's in place I'll send you photos of it in situ. 8-)
by Vicky
Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:25 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Where do you attach your points?
Replies: 122
Views: 10607

Re: Where do you attach your points?

Ahh, thats fine then. I've met a couple of people extolling the virtues of HE hose, but they didn't know it was made that way, which makes it something to avoid. Depends on your outlook. I know of several respected groups and individuals who advocate using jersey wool hose because they 'look right'...
by Vicky
Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:11 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Where do you attach your points?
Replies: 122
Views: 10607

Re: Where do you attach your points?

I was under the impression that some people such as the aforementioned historic enterprises did actually boil wash woven wool. Do you have any evidence one way or the other? I wasn't specifically talking about HE. But from their website entry on the hose: "These hose are made from Merino wool ...
by Vicky
Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:44 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Where do you attach your points?
Replies: 122
Views: 10607

Re: Where do you attach your points?

guthrie wrote:So nobody has seen any evidence for boiling the wool for hose then?


What is normally sold as 'boiled wool' is a mechanically knitted fabric rather than woven.
by Vicky
Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:05 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Recent project
Replies: 10
Views: 1311

gregory23b wrote:Why, you have your own. ;-)

With enema picture I may add.


It's prettier than mine *sulk*

Mine is looking very well-used these days... because it has been (and no, it doesn't just fall open at the enema picture page!)
:D
by Vicky
Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:28 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Recent project
Replies: 10
Views: 1311

Beautiful Jorge.

Damn you. Green with envy now.
by Vicky
Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:47 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Wars Of The Roses Living History
Replies: 47
Views: 4267

gregory23b wrote:"ALL OF GEORGE'S FRIENDS ARE WELCOME.... "

I shall ring him then


You don't need to ring him, dear. He lives inside your head now, doesn't he? We've been through this before.

Bless.
by Vicky
Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:49 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Wars Of The Roses Living History
Replies: 47
Views: 4267

Cheers Lord Roos! Carol has messaged me about it already.

I won't be at Old Sarum, but hopefully Blore - let's get that Steam Tromper back on track! :D

Really looking forward to seeing everyone again - been too long!
by Vicky
Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:45 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Wars Of The Roses Living History
Replies: 47
Views: 4267

Beer Tsunamis indeed. Some of my best re-enactment anecdotes are due to the Nesfields! Fab bunch.

:D
by Vicky
Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Wars Of The Roses Living History
Replies: 47
Views: 4267

Related to this, I went to Archeon with my group, which were attached to Lord and Lady Roos' group as they organised it. Well, one day Sylvia Fradley was chatting with me and my group Leaderene and Fradders said to me, bear in mind I hadn't seen the wench for years, 'Glad to see you have quietened ...
by Vicky
Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:25 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: typically english helmets 15c
Replies: 6
Views: 1011

Hi Will,

Speak to Mike in the Levy - he's been collecting info on them. There is one in the V&A I have some photos of... somewhere. If I find them I'll email them to you.
by Vicky
Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:39 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: 17thC traders - Easter 2009 - free pitch
Replies: 3
Views: 660

BUMP

I've had a few interested people - any more?
The Friends are bringing in a Regiment for the event who may well be interested in buying kit - so it's not just public-appeal products.
by Vicky
Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:20 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Food, Drink and Rhubarb - 17th Century Style
Replies: 0
Views: 692

Food, Drink and Rhubarb - 17th Century Style

There will be a 17th century slant to Wakefield’s Festival of Food, Drink and Rhubarb with a new initiative for this year. Clarke Hall will be taking part in the festival for the first time and it will be hosting daytime and evening events which tie in with the theme of the festival. Both events tak...
by Vicky
Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Plea for ribbon and trim offcuts
Replies: 13
Views: 1117

Ah, my stuff will be no good to you then, quite definitely fake!

Would white sheepskins do instead of 'fur'. Could be easier/cheaper if you need long strips? (Just a thought, I honestly don't know!)
by Vicky
Sat Jan 17, 2009 8:07 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Plea for ribbon and trim offcuts
Replies: 13
Views: 1117

Fantastic, yes please! I forgot to check on the white fur, I'll be able to on Monday.

Definitely yes to beads too! :D

I'll see what I've got on Mon and get back to you.

Thanks!
by Vicky
Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Plea for ribbon and trim offcuts
Replies: 13
Views: 1117

Hi Frances - thanks - will pm you!
by Vicky
Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:36 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Fur fabric suppliers?
Replies: 7
Views: 674

Let me know how much you need and I'll have a rummage for you. Off the top of my head I have no idea how much white I have (it's at work), but I have lots of random fake fur pieces, and would happily send you some if I have it!
by Vicky
Mon Jan 12, 2009 12:58 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Plea for ribbon and trim offcuts
Replies: 13
Views: 1117

Thanks both.

I need them for mid-Feb (half term) workshops in particular.

Cheers.
:D
by Vicky
Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Plea for ribbon and trim offcuts
Replies: 13
Views: 1117

Plea for ribbon and trim offcuts

Following my very sucessful plea for fabric offcuts for Luton museum (thank you everyone, the project was a big success), I'm now going to be cheeky and ask if anyone has any offucts of ribbon or decorative trims that are just taking up space. I need it for a series of free community workshops - his...
by Vicky
Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:03 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: 1914 civilians
Replies: 4
Views: 1045

Sasha wrote:http://www.homefrontfriends.org.uk/


Of course! D'oh! I always associate them with WWII
Thanks.
by Vicky
Mon Oct 27, 2008 5:51 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: 1914 civilians
Replies: 4
Views: 1045

1914 civilians

I'm looking into putting on an event set in 1914 for next year, but would need some costumed civilians (not military). It would be pre-Great War, and centred on some archaeological work of that period. Do you know of anyone that does circa 1914 civilians? Big moustaches a bonus! :lol: Thanks, Vicky
by Vicky
Mon Oct 06, 2008 5:10 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pourpoint
Replies: 15
Views: 1241

The reference Dave Rushworth mentions is listed in the discussion on this thread:

http://www.livinghistory.co.uk/forums/v ... hp?t=15017

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