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by conanthelibrarian
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Re-enactors Wanted
Topic: Paid Internship Opportunity
Replies: 0
Views: 758

Paid Internship Opportunity

My apologies if this isn't the correct place for this - please remove if necessary Edwardian Lady Watercolour Artist We are looking for an internship costumed watercolour artist to work within the grounds of the Abbey. The successful candidate will have an excellent portfolio including landscape pai...
by conanthelibrarian
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Grooming kit
Replies: 4
Views: 744

Re: Grooming kit

Thank you, Brother Ranulf. I am looking at a Benedictine order for 9/10th century and around 1400 - 1530. I should have made it clear that I am not looking at a personal kit as being owned personally, but referring to hygiene and grooming of the person, so my apologies. I am putting together items t...
by conanthelibrarian
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Grooming kit
Replies: 4
Views: 744

Grooming kit

I'm trying to put together a personal grooming kit for monks and am looking for suggestions of where to purchase a medieval ear scoop (am able to find early ones but not circa 1500); a razor (preferably not sharp); and a scrub brush of sorts. I think Sally Pointer's still the person for soap. I'm al...
by conanthelibrarian
Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Monk's 'night shoes' or 'slippers'
Replies: 3
Views: 2051

Re: Monk's 'night shoes' or 'slippers'

Hi Brother Ranulf, I thought that would be the case, although I always hope that there's someone out there who may know the answer. We've been told that the boys at the school here would change into their 'slippers' to go from the school and into church for the services, so this led to wondering if ...
by conanthelibrarian
Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Monk's 'night shoes' or 'slippers'
Replies: 3
Views: 2051

Monk's 'night shoes' or 'slippers'

Does anyone know of surviving examples of monk's 'night shoes' or 'slippers', or is anyone able to point me in the direction of pictures showing these, please?

Thanks,

Julie
by conanthelibrarian
Mon Oct 26, 2015 3:04 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval garden tools
Replies: 11
Views: 3449

Re: Medieval garden tools

That would be brilliant Sally. I'll let you know as soon as I have the specifications from the person who is going to be using them.

Thanks.
by conanthelibrarian
Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval garden tools
Replies: 11
Views: 3449

Re: Medieval garden tools

Thank you for your help, particularity Brother Ranulf. I've been looking in the Landsberg book, but was hoping there would be someone out there who was supplying this sort of thing. It looks as though I will have to try to find someone to make the items for me, as they have to be English in style. T...
by conanthelibrarian
Thu Oct 22, 2015 11:23 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval garden tools
Replies: 11
Views: 3449

Medieval garden tools

I am certain many of the experts out here will know where I will be able to source gardening implements, please?

The tools are for use in a medieval kitchen garden, so any help with sourcing items or suggestions for things that we may find invaluable would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
by conanthelibrarian
Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: General History
Topic: A Fruggan (sp)?
Replies: 3
Views: 1525

Re: A Fruggan (sp)?

Thanks, Grymm and Matt.

Only on here can one enquire about a Fruggan and someone say they may have one at home!

Matt - If you still have your Fruggan, then I would be interested.

Thanks,

Conan (Julie)
by conanthelibrarian
Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: A Fruggan (sp)?
Replies: 3
Views: 1525

A Fruggan (sp)?

I am searching for an image of a (?)Fruggan, a long handled implement to remove hot fire ashes from a medieval oven.
Do any of the great minds on here know of where I can find one - and then find someone to supply it!

Thanks in advance,

Conan (Julie)
by conanthelibrarian
Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Companie of Glaston
Replies: 0
Views: 908

Companie of Glaston

With regret and sorrow....we have now folded! We had fun last year, but were left with just two members this year, including myself. Health hasn't been good again, so we have to fold - hence selling off of kit that has hardly been used. I hope to see some of you at the Glastonbury Event at Easter......
by conanthelibrarian
Wed May 04, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Companie of Glaston - 14th Century
Replies: 3
Views: 1055

Companie of Glaston - 14th Century

The Companie of Glaston are based in Glastonbury (surprisingly enough :) )

We are mainly a Living History and crafts group.

Hope to say hello to many of you this season.

Conan
by conanthelibrarian
Mon May 02, 2011 6:42 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Team / House Liverys for Recognition
Replies: 149
Views: 51643

Re: Team / House Liverys for Recognition

We're 'The Companie of Glaston'. Just attended our first event and hope to see some of you at Templecombe, Tatton and Berkeley.

Group banner shows Glastonbury Tor, with the dragon beneath holding a piece of Glastonbury Thorn.
by conanthelibrarian
Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:38 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Course of 'richis'
Replies: 1
Views: 931

Course of 'richis'

Does anyone know what 'richis' are, please? They are on the food list for Michaelmas in 16th C. I thought at first it could mean Roach, but that seems to be Roche. Also - what is difference between a 'full course' or a 'half course'? There is mention of a 'full course of richis', and a 'full course'...
by conanthelibrarian
Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:54 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Of Cabbages and things....
Replies: 5
Views: 2232

Of Cabbages and things....

I have just managed to get my hands on an allotment, with a group of friends. Part of the condition of use is that we supply vegetables and flowers for display, with the timeframe being 1536 - 1539. I realise it has probably been covered before, but any help with what variety of cabbage and other ve...
by conanthelibrarian
Sat Jun 07, 2008 3:22 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Pilgrim's Licence
Replies: 1
Views: 1268

Pilgrim's Licence

Does anyone know where I can find a source for the wording of a licence to undertake pilgrimage in 1536, please?
by conanthelibrarian
Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:48 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Benedictine Abbey
Replies: 5
Views: 1050

Thanks, chaps.

I can now answer the question, quoting your good selves.
by conanthelibrarian
Thu Oct 04, 2007 9:44 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Benedictine Abbey
Replies: 5
Views: 1050

Benedictine Abbey

Hi All,

I know this may seem like a cop out, but I urgently need information on what skills would be provided by a female lay person to a Benedictine Abbey. The time period is 1490 - 1520.

I already know about kitchen maids, but need to know about another skill.

Thanks,
Conan.
by conanthelibrarian
Sat Mar 11, 2006 9:20 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Farmers Markets,Food Fayres etc in your area
Replies: 27
Views: 2905

by conanthelibrarian
Sat Mar 11, 2006 8:58 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Farmers Markets,Food Fayres etc in your area
Replies: 27
Views: 2905

Food and Drink Fayre at Bolsover Castle on 20th and 21st May.
Always very good with plenty to taste, although I seemed to spend a lot of time eating fruit and marshmallow kebabs covered in melted chocolate from the 'Chocolate Fountain' - dunno why :lol:
by conanthelibrarian
Fri Jan 27, 2006 10:12 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Children's Shoes 14th C.
Replies: 14
Views: 2132

Type16 - Thanks. Got the e-mail and I've replied.

Conan :lol:
by conanthelibrarian
Fri Jan 27, 2006 9:36 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Children's Shoes 14th C.
Replies: 14
Views: 2132

Type16 - Sorry, but I haven't got your PM yet.

Thanks to all for the help and advice. I'm going to have a look at the various people.

Conan :lol:
by conanthelibrarian
Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:57 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Children's Shoes 14th C.
Replies: 14
Views: 2132

Thank you all. Is that 'Ana' Period shoes, Cat & Type16, or am I getting the wrong site from the search engine? Gail - Do you have the site for Morgan Hubbard as well, please. I know exactly what you mean about ouch. School shoes - eeeeekkkk!!!!! Chris and I have GDFB boots and very comfortable ...
by conanthelibrarian
Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:44 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Children's Shoes 14th C.
Replies: 14
Views: 2132

Children's Shoes 14th C.

Can anyone recommend a supplier of reasonably priced shoes for Attila?
She's currently a size 2/3 and needs a pair by Easter.

Thanks in advance.

Conan
by conanthelibrarian
Sun Jan 08, 2006 7:35 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Western Rifle Frock Coat
Replies: 4
Views: 1343

Thank you all for the feedback.

Nigel - have sent an e-mail to Debs with a link to what he's after.

Thanks,
Conan. :D
by conanthelibrarian
Wed Dec 21, 2005 1:35 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Western Rifle Frock Coat
Replies: 4
Views: 1343

Western Rifle Frock Coat

Chris has expressed a desire for the above in black. This is not for re-enactment purposes but for everyday wear, so authenticity is not a question. Does anyone know where I can track down one of these to fit a 16 year old? I know they are available from the US via the Internet, but would prefer to ...
by conanthelibrarian
Wed Sep 07, 2005 8:53 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mally's pics
Replies: 10
Views: 2157

Aaah, Mally!!
Attila loved her time using the pottery wheel with Kate, and was really pleased with what she made.
MLG looks as though she had the time of her life. :D

Kate - I agree with you. All children should be able to look like this every so often. :)

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