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by Eve
Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Posh gowns
Replies: 7
Views: 1665

Re: Posh gowns

Would it be Izabela of Prior Attire?
www.priorattire.co.uk
by Eve
Sat Jan 02, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Late C19th & early C20th reenactors wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 2265

Re: Late C19th & early C20th reenactors wanted

pm'd you.
by Eve
Sun Jul 05, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: MYSTERY ITEM! Possibly Military?! Help Appreciated!
Replies: 7
Views: 1743

Re: MYSTERY ITEM! Possibly Military?! Help Appreciated!

With all due respect, Matt, I HAVE ONE OF THEM IN MY HOUSE THAT MY MUM MADE!! If I were clever enough to be able to post a picture of it on here I would. It is identical to the one pictured above. Sadly Mum died 4 years ago so I cannot get her to confirm what she had always said but I'm sure she kne...
by Eve
Sat Jul 04, 2015 10:17 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: MYSTERY ITEM! Possibly Military?! Help Appreciated!
Replies: 7
Views: 1743

Re: MYSTERY ITEM! Possibly Military?! Help Appreciated!

Definitely not 19th century. My mum wasn't that old!
I think a WW2 person could give you the proper name for them as fire extinguishers.
by Eve
Fri Jul 03, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: MYSTERY ITEM! Possibly Military?! Help Appreciated!
Replies: 7
Views: 1743

Re: MYSTERY ITEM! Possibly Military?! Help Appreciated!

My mother made those in WW2.

I have one - they were, according to Mum, fire extinguishers but at the end of the war they became hot water bottles. Always needed to wrap it in a towel to stop it burning me.
by Eve
Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:05 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: 12th Century Cook Book "In the Works"
Replies: 8
Views: 2917

Re: 12th Century Cook Book "In the Works"

Thanks for that Dave. I have pre-ordered it from Amazon but haven't yet had that email.
by Eve
Mon Oct 27, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: late 12th early 13th century ecclesiastical vestments
Replies: 3
Views: 1538

Re: late 12th early 13th century ecclesiastical vestments

Thank you Dave I knew I could count on you to help. Hope you are well. We're going to be in Kent on Thursday so perhaps I need to visit Canterbury Cathedral.
by Eve
Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:21 am
Forum: General History
Topic: late 12th early 13th century ecclesiastical vestments
Replies: 3
Views: 1538

late 12th early 13th century ecclesiastical vestments

Sorry for the unwieldy title but I am after very specific information. I am after references to first hand sources/extant examples of the type of vestments that the Archbishop of Canterbury would have worn late 12th early 13th century, specifically Stephen Langton. I believe the mitre had been adopt...
by Eve
Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: I've got moths
Replies: 12
Views: 2247

Re: I've got moths

I get them from my local pet shop. I don't know if the big pet shop chains would sell them.
by Eve
Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:01 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: I've got moths
Replies: 12
Views: 2247

Re: I've got moths

You can buy a smoke bomb that kills cat fleas and everything else. Should help.
by Eve
Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: 15th c. Folding Chair - Philadelphia Museum: pics?
Replies: 5
Views: 1911

Re: 15th c. Folding Chair - Philadelphia Museum: pics?

There are some chairs like this somewhere in Devon/Somerset but I can't remember where.
It's a large, I think 17th century, country house with a chapel and the chairs are in the chapel.
Sorry I can't say where but I saw them many years ago and senility has set in.
by Eve
Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: WWII traders at MK Museum
Replies: 0
Views: 583

WWII traders at MK Museum

A couple of weeks ago at MK museum's WWII event there was atrader selling a wooden spade.
If anybody knows who traded at this event I'd be grateful if you could let them know that I'd be interested in buying it if they still have it.

Thanks
Steve
by Eve
Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:02 am
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: Post Spam Messages Here
Replies: 224
Views: 83888

Troll

We seem to have a troll posting in the early hours of this morning.
by Eve
Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Wanted - a venue suitable for a self-catering banquet/party
Replies: 3
Views: 2306

Re: Wanted - a venue suitable for a self-catering banquet/pa

We have used Wellesbourne Watermill tea rooms but not for the past few years. It's a lovely barn and ideal for banquets. You could try them.
Eve
by Eve
Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:42 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Victorians Wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 3078

Re: Victorians Wanted

PM sent
by Eve
Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:53 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Good Heavens, how undignified . . .
Replies: 2
Views: 1491

Re: Good Heavens, how undignified . . .

BRANSTON!
by Eve
Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 4and20blackbirds at Holkham Hall
Replies: 3
Views: 1197

Re: 4and20blackbirds at Holkham Hall

Thank you, Branston.
by Eve
Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 4and20blackbirds at Holkham Hall
Replies: 3
Views: 1197

Re: 4and20blackbirds at Holkham Hall

And what a hard working lot you were. Being a Queen is a doddle in comparison!

Go on - post a piccie of your Queen visiting the kitchens - you know you want to!
by Eve
Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:11 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Mint sauce question
Replies: 2
Views: 2099

Re: Mint sauce question

I have heard something along those lines, but I don't think it was mint sauce - just mint - but I don't have a source (no pun intended) for it.
However a lot of Tudor recipes have a sauce that contains sugar and vinegar(or verjuice)in them, so it would seem to be in keeping.
by Eve
Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: late Vistorian hat
Replies: 5
Views: 923

Re: late Vistorian hat

Ask Serena - she does do things outside of Regency - my 1870s hat!
by Eve
Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: late Vistorian hat
Replies: 5
Views: 923

Re: late Vistorian hat

Serena made my Queen Victoria hat (around 1870ish) and it looks super - has had a lot of compliments.
Eve
by Eve
Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Does wrought iron rust?
Replies: 8
Views: 2924

Does wrought iron rust?

Hi I'm hoping somebody will be able to help me with this query. Over the weekend I was doing a surgery display and when asked if the instruments were original came out with my usual line about how rare original instruments from medieval and early modern are due to them being iron and therefore prone...
by Eve
Tue May 10, 2011 1:36 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Waterproof coats
Replies: 4
Views: 1890

Re: Waterproof coats

Dear Paul,
Thank you very much for the answer.
All the best
8B
Courtney :lol: , Aisha :lol: , Scott :angel: , Danny :wasntme: , Thomas :* , Adam :devil: and Jason 8-)
by Eve
Mon May 09, 2011 1:24 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Waterproof coats
Replies: 4
Views: 1890

Re: Waterproof coats

Thanks for that, Paul. I teach kids with moderate learning difficulties and they asked the question, so I was hoping someone would be able to provide them with an answer. It's so good for them to know they can use the Internet interactively to find answers and not just to play games. They will be th...
by Eve
Mon May 09, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Waterproof coats
Replies: 4
Views: 1890

Waterproof coats

Hello. Wonder if you can help my class of Year 8s. We are studying 'Beowulf' and they have a question about Vikings that I can't answer. Here they are - What were waterproof coats made of? Thank you, sir or madam. From Class 8B :? Thanks for any help you can give as this isn't my period. Ta Eve :thu...
by Eve
Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: 17c soup
Replies: 2
Views: 1568

Re: 17c soup

Hi - I make veggie potage with onions, leeks, turnip, cabbage, parsnip + barley and soaked dried peas , if in season, peas, broad beans (might turn it an unpleasant grey colour). Add herbs - parsley, thyme, marjoram, rosemary, sage, the leaves of pot marigold. Not an exclusive list but probably the ...
by Eve
Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:20 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: filthy cities -Dan Snow
Replies: 3
Views: 1045

Re: filthy cities -Dan Snow

Turned over part way through the first episode - did turn back when Steve came in just to see if it was really as sensationalist as I thought it was. Didn't bother with last night's one. Says it all really!
by Eve
Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:24 am
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: Post Spam Messages Here
Replies: 224
Views: 83888

Re: Post Spam Messages Here

All the threads posted on by Hunadong43(?) are spam
by Eve
Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:38 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Swedish 18th century embroiderer?
Replies: 3
Views: 787

Re: Swedish 18th century embroiderer?

Brilliant! Danish not Swedish - doh!
Thanks so much
Eve
by Eve
Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:05 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Swedish 18th century embroiderer?
Replies: 3
Views: 787

Swedish 18th century embroiderer?

A few years ago a gentleman from Sweden posted pictures of his 18th century embroidery and costume making on here. I can't seem to find any links to him - might be before Cal tided up.
Does anyone have a link for his pictures, please?

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