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by Parsley - a friendly lion
Thu Jan 12, 2006 2:00 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking scabbard sliders
Replies: 4
Views: 3232

thx.
had some books on jorvik finds as some contained polelathing material.
by Parsley - a friendly lion
Thu Jan 12, 2006 1:48 pm
Forum: 2000BC-55BC
Topic: Iron Age swords
Replies: 4
Views: 4996

contact some of the iron age groups:

Vicus (looks to be the best website something on swords in the resources section) - www.vicus.org.uk

Brigantia - a sketchy kit guide - http://www.ironage.demon.co.uk/brigantia/

Silures - one page - http://www.pidham.vispa.com/lhr/silures.htm


Not aware of any others, does anyone know better ?
by Parsley - a friendly lion
Wed Jan 04, 2006 1:35 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking scabbard sliders
Replies: 4
Views: 3232

Viking scabbard sliders

Going to do some viking stuff, got my sword and made the scabbard. Trying to figure out how to mount it and then I found a "scabbard Slider" on the mercia site: m Druid doesn't know the provenence and I couldn't see it on the web. It looks "viking"-ish ........ and would be a good way to carry the s...
by Parsley - a friendly lion
Fri Dec 23, 2005 7:35 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Looing for a celtic living history group..
Replies: 4
Views: 2153

Saw this the other day, got it bookmarked:

www.vicus.org.uk

Looks like they do alot in south wales, judging by the events list.
by Parsley - a friendly lion
Tue Dec 20, 2005 12:51 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Cinderbury Iron Age Farm
Replies: 61
Views: 12948

a couple of little birds have told me that one of the partners behind cinderbury has moved abroad, leaving behind substantial debts (after paying himself quite handsomely during it's brief operation life) and suchlike .......................
by Parsley - a friendly lion
Mon Nov 07, 2005 5:18 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What's wrong in WOTR re-enactment?
Replies: 125
Views: 16187

Less of samwise gamgee and more of the Rohirrim.

(we are talking War of the Ring, right ?)
by Parsley - a friendly lion
Mon Nov 07, 2005 4:50 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Whats wrong in Dark Age re-enactment
Replies: 61
Views: 9040

Medicus Matt wrote:
Brendan C wrote:I think that Charlamagne was raised on a shield too


Blimey..... did that one shield have to feed him throughout his entire childhood ? Mind you, having seen dark age reenactor shields then he'd have plenty of nutricious dog chew to see him through (just be careful with the carpet tacks !)
by Parsley - a friendly lion
Mon Nov 07, 2005 4:47 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Whats wrong in Dark Age re-enactment
Replies: 61
Views: 9040

I saw a dark age group at Bovington and they were very dull, the public were drifting off after a few minutes. Mind you, I went to Tewkesbury and watched and that was even duller, and we left after a few minutes at the end of the day there is only so much you can do with two lines of people armed wi...
by Parsley - a friendly lion
Tue Nov 01, 2005 2:49 pm
Forum: 2000BC-55BC
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 3
Views: 3474

Really ?? I thought nobody knew what the original festival actually celebrated ? I know that the actual time is when the "two worlds" are supposed to meet, but not what they were celebrating. Was interested to find out that the christians had to move one of their festivals from February in an effort...
by Parsley - a friendly lion
Fri Sep 02, 2005 3:40 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Cinderbury Iron Age Farm
Replies: 61
Views: 12948

It's a real shame about Butser, but I've not been there since their "villa" was completed (we went down and volunteered to help build for a week - digging the pit for the heating in chalk by hand in August - bloody hot) so maybe it's improved ..........
by Parsley - a friendly lion
Thu Sep 01, 2005 11:13 am
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Cinderbury Iron Age Farm
Replies: 61
Views: 12948

We've already had a giggle at these guys and the image (and wording) on their website. If I remember correctly, every group hastily claimed no connection at all ......... if u want to see it done correctly then try the settlement at the folk museum in Cardiff or castell Henlys in Carmarthenshire (to...