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by Lady Wolfshead
Tue Dec 04, 2007 12:33 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Textile conservation crisis
Replies: 27
Views: 4709

For those seeking amunition to help fight the corner for textile conservation, you could highlight the recent conservation award given to Perth Museum and Art Gallery for the conservation of a 17th century doublet and the excellent educational opportunity it has provided. For those who work at the T...
by Lady Wolfshead
Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:32 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Scottish 17th century doublet
Replies: 2
Views: 1675

Scottish 17th century doublet

I thought people might be interested to know that a genuine 1620s doublet that was handed in to Perth Museum (in a plastic bag!) and underwent an extensive programme of conservation won an award last night at the Conservation Awards in London. The original doublet, made of white silk, can be seen at...
by Lady Wolfshead
Wed Sep 05, 2007 12:56 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: New re-enactment group in Edinburgh
Replies: 32
Views: 6822

I did once see a recipe for bull's penis in a Kosher cookbook at a friend's many years ago and IFIRC it was reproduced in some form or other by the Two Fat Ladies

Imagine that with purple carrots


Hmm, "blue" food on many levels! :wink:
by Lady Wolfshead
Tue Sep 04, 2007 4:39 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: New re-enactment group in Edinburgh
Replies: 32
Views: 6822

Hee, hee, the dangers of research, you can find such wonderfully inventive stuff that corrupts you! :twisted:
by Lady Wolfshead
Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:07 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: New re-enactment group in Edinburgh
Replies: 32
Views: 6822

Hmmm - Zauberdachs, Lady Wolfshead - should we out ourselves as CoSM members? D'oh! Darn, and there was me hoping to stay quiet! :wink: Yep, I too have been absorbed into the Company of St Margaret. Little do they know the bizarre and unusual things I will get them to eat in the name of "awfen...
by Lady Wolfshead
Mon Sep 03, 2007 5:24 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Making cheese
Replies: 12
Views: 3930

Had another go at making cheese again this weekend. This time went for two pints of milk as I wanted a larger quantity and, after waiting a little longer than 1/2 an hour for the rennet to re-act, it worked really well. Does anyone know where I could get a cheese mould from in order to try making ha...
by Lady Wolfshead
Wed Aug 01, 2007 5:41 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 54862

As promised, feedback from NTS on next year's event. The dates are not yet set for Bannockburn 2008 but Alison is meeting with the Director of Visitor Services in the next couple of weeks and will let us know as soon as she knows the dates for 2008. In my reply to her I let her know that there would...
by Lady Wolfshead
Wed Jul 25, 2007 4:37 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 54862

Just a quick update:

Thanks to everyone who read over the document for NTS and for your helpful suggestions. I have sent it off to Alison Corley and will let you know of any response(s) I receive.

LW
:)
by Lady Wolfshead
Tue Jul 24, 2007 4:56 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Separate hoods in the dark ages - a re-enactorism?
Replies: 4
Views: 1143

An article on the Orkney hood:

http://www.archaeologyonline.org/Docume ... eyHood.pdf

The hood is beautiful and a real work of art. It resides in the National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh but occasionally goes back to Orkney for exhibitions.
by Lady Wolfshead
Fri Jul 20, 2007 1:58 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Wild Food and Herbs on Tewkesbury Fields
Replies: 12
Views: 2626

Okay, officially jealous now. Don't even have a garden let alone an allotment and I really miss home-grown produce (my mum had an allotment when we were kids). :cry:
by Lady Wolfshead
Mon Jul 16, 2007 3:40 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Wild Food and Herbs on Tewkesbury Fields
Replies: 12
Views: 2626

A guided walk round sites sounds like a great idea. I've been going for walks recently on the rare, sunny evenings and the number of plants and flowers about at the moment is wonderful. I can identify some but it'd be lovely to know more. :)
by Lady Wolfshead
Wed Jul 11, 2007 2:38 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 54862

I think it would be important to stress that the some security would still be required if the camping was extended to Thurs-Mon. I have nearly finished the proposal for NTS but I'd rather PM it to people for comment than post it on an open forum. So, if you would like to read it, please PM me. Cheer...
by Lady Wolfshead
Mon Jul 09, 2007 4:37 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 54862

But it would need then to coincide with a local or national bank holiday - are there any that occur in both Scotland and England at the same time? Not necessarily, we used to take extra days off to travel to Templecombe and Tintagel and they weren't on bank holidays. All we're suggesting is that ca...
by Lady Wolfshead
Mon Jul 09, 2007 2:52 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 54862

if it was over say four days, as a festival type thing that might be attractive, not just in terms of trading but the event itself. ecws events at extremes of britain (eg powderham, etc) tend to have the campsite open for seeral days either side of the actual event, so that people can spend longer ...
by Lady Wolfshead
Thu Jul 05, 2007 4:19 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 54862

zauberdachs wrote:
Lady Wolfshead wrote:I know nobody checked the authenticity of my kit and that the group I was with checked their weapons for burrs but was it done formally.


I think there was a quick check on the first day.


Thanks. So can I assume that we'd want a more formal check done of weapons next year?
by Lady Wolfshead
Thu Jul 05, 2007 2:30 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 54862

Just been reading through the previous thread and wanted to check what happened this year regarding authenticity and weapons checks. I know nobody checked the authenticity of my kit and that the group I was with checked their weapons for burrs but was it done formally. Just needing a simple answer, ...
by Lady Wolfshead
Thu Jul 05, 2007 1:41 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 54862

Thanks, I'll read through the information and see what I can glean for our new proposal.

Hope your day improves! :)
by Lady Wolfshead
Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:52 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 54862

:lol: good luck with this. If anyone wants to see the virtually identical chat from last time round: http://livinghistory.co.uk/forums/posting.php?mode=reply&t=4033 Don't seem to be able to access this, however I'm a firm believer in "if at first you don't succeed ..." so would still ...
by Lady Wolfshead
Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:41 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 54862

What about changing the dates? There's not much on there for the rest of the year and a later or earlier date might get both more MOPs and re-enactors. The weekend after Bannockburn is the start of the Scottish school holidays, so how about then or later in July? Certainly worth proposing but I'd u...
by Lady Wolfshead
Wed Jul 04, 2007 10:14 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 54862

1) Commanders Meeting to take the form of a full walk-through with outline script. It worked very well in 2005, and I see no reason not to do it again; after all, it costs precisely nowt! 2) Two battles each day. Methven and Berkeley were exceedingly cool events, largely (from my POV) because we go...
by Lady Wolfshead
Wed Jul 04, 2007 4:49 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 54862

Actually, the consensus seems to be that Robert and Alison made a good fist of running things on the day (congratulations!), so they don't really need to do that much, just address a few issues, That was sort of my point, they did a good job so offering to take it off their hands might look a bit u...
by Lady Wolfshead
Wed Jul 04, 2007 2:36 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 54862

Sorry, should have said that I am a) happy to put together the report and b) happy to liase with Alison (NTS) about next year's event.

I think before we offer to take it off their hands we ought to find out what they want to do. Bit rude otherwise.
by Lady Wolfshead
Tue Jul 03, 2007 5:13 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 54862

In order to prevent Alison or NTS receiving several emails with the same points, can we organise ourselves to give a united response to NTS/Alison?

I think we will get a much better response if we take the time to put our points into a single document/letter to them.

:)
by Lady Wolfshead
Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:31 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 54862

So if there was better security and more re-enactors we'd get more traders?


That seems fair enough and it would make the event better for all concerned to have more of both anyway. :)
by Lady Wolfshead
Mon Jul 02, 2007 12:28 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 54862

Definitely agree with having a beer tent over going to any local pub. Bannockburn needs a communal area where English and Scottish groups can mix together, that way if anyone or group decides to get stupidly patriotic, others can sit on them - in a friendly way! :) On the point of traders, it was ve...
by Lady Wolfshead
Thu Jun 28, 2007 9:05 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 54862

How about we put up a list of what we would like to see for the next Bannockburn and submit that to NTS? Good idea. :) A beer tent - we do, after all, need somewhere communal for the evenings. Keeping the tartan ban Better communications - people need to know in advance when the event is Better pub...
by Lady Wolfshead
Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:43 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 54862

You seem to have missed my point. I didn't say I wouldn't come back. Fair enough. I had the impression that you wouldn't be back next year but might consider it after that. if you want us back you'll have to take our views seriously. I do wish to take your (everyone's) views seriously because what ...
by Lady Wolfshead
Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:30 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 54862

Fox, If we could also stage decent events at Falkirk, Brander, Methven (good start last year!), Loudon Hill, on the Solway, in Tynedale, and so on, then the public would better understand their own history, and also come to realise that for every outstanding victory for the Scots, there were 2 or 3...
by Lady Wolfshead
Thu Jun 28, 2007 5:55 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 54862

This year, for the first time, NTS managed to hold a tartan-free event... That's blantly untrue; some previous Bannockburns have also been tartan free. I have seen tartan and/or plaids for at least 4 out of the 5 Bannockburn events. The one year that I'm not sure about, the main culprits for wearin...
by Lady Wolfshead
Thu Jun 28, 2007 4:51 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 54862

To improve things can I suggest that: 1. People give up on the idea that it has to be strictly 14th century - if kit is out by 100 years either way it will still look good and still there won't be any tartan. 2. Better advertising - I'm happy to turn up in kit to advertise the event. I'm happy to p...

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