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by John Waller
Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Salop
Replies: 1
Views: 765

Salop

Any sources for salop, salep, saloop etc (various spellings exist) ? Trad or modern instant versions.
by John Waller
Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: Re-enactors Wanted
Topic: mule hire wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 1237

Re: mule hire wanted

Did some posts disappear? I'm sure Rent a Peasant replied and I also chucked Andy Smerdon into the mix.
by John Waller
Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Mule hire
Replies: 3
Views: 669

Re: Mule hire

Andy Smerdon might be another option. He has a mule.
by John Waller
Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: English Heritage want a new Olympic sport
Replies: 7
Views: 2457

Re: English Heritage want a new Olympic sport

PR stunt surely?
by John Waller
Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Event Announcements
Topic: The Loxwood Joust
Replies: 8
Views: 2430

Re: The Loxwood Joust

I've been out of the medieval scene for a few years and was wondering if I could go along to play. I recall some talk of 'independents' possibly being allowed. Not sure if my old Fed group supports this event.
by John Waller
Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Event Announcements
Topic: The Loxwood Joust
Replies: 8
Views: 2430

Re: The Loxwood Joust

I see it is on again this year and I might even be able to go one weekend. What reenactment groups are playing this time? Is there an archery comp?
by John Waller
Tue May 24, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Should history be fictional?
Replies: 15
Views: 3238

Re: Should history be fictional?

I think Napoleon had it sorted "History is a set of lies agreed upon".
by John Waller
Fri Feb 26, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Napoleonic Patterns
Replies: 9
Views: 2784

Re: Napoleonic Patterns

medievalpirate wrote:......Cheers, thought I'd ask anyway, not that I can do any of this 'sewing lark'......


I can do reasonable leatherwork and have knocked out a few Napoleonic hats but the very thought of cutting into a nice piece of broadcloth strikes me with terror. Respect to the good tailors out there.
by John Waller
Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Napoleonic Patterns
Replies: 9
Views: 2784

Re: Napoleonic Patterns

My Mrs ended up taking a pattern from my white overalls and I have no idea what pattern they were from. End result was, I think, pretty good. As for how difficult? I have zero tailoring skills so have no idea. I think she hand sewed most, or all, of it.
by John Waller
Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: My boots are too small
Replies: 8
Views: 1567

Re: My boots are too small

I was in a cobblers yesterday and he had bench mounted shoe stretcher which looked like it could do the job. Or you could try what my granddad said they did to break in boots when he was in the army in WWI - pee in them and wear until dry.
by John Waller
Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Zulu War reenactment
Replies: 4
Views: 1091

Re: Zulu War reenactment

Probably not in the best time period to be asking in if you are interested in the Anglo-Zulu war.
by John Waller
Mon Jan 18, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Writing paper and writing resources.
Replies: 11
Views: 1917

Re: Writing paper and writing resources.

Beltane_51 wrote:Many thanks guys!


Try Krusty at mosscoone@gmail.com for C17th pencils
by John Waller
Mon Jan 18, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval garden tools
Replies: 11
Views: 2158

Re: Medieval garden tools

gardenmuseum.org.uk in Lambeth. Visited it once some years ago however it is closed to visitors at the moment but they may respond to queries.
by John Waller
Mon Jan 18, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Writing paper and writing resources.
Replies: 11
Views: 1917

Re: Writing paper and writing resources.

Jorge wrote:
John Waller wrote:Contact Krusty Pops on Facebook

I'm not into that facebook thing, but thanks anyway. :thumbup:


I might see him in a couple of weeks. I'll see if I can get an email address off him.
by John Waller
Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:56 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Writing paper and writing resources.
Replies: 11
Views: 1917

Re: Writing paper and writing resources.

Contact Krusty Pops on Facebook
by John Waller
Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Writing paper and writing resources.
Replies: 11
Views: 1917

Re: Writing paper and writing resources.

Krusty makes replica C17th pencils.
by John Waller
Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: New tricorn hat - stretch??
Replies: 3
Views: 1175

Re: New tricorn hat - stretch??

Hi all I've had a new hat delivered today from a supplier in the US. Although really well made, its slightly tight. I'd originally ordered it to be a couple of inches bigger to cater for a wig. Does anyone know of a way I might be able to stretch it a little bigger without ruining it? Thanks Steam ...
by John Waller
Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Campfire talk forum
Replies: 3
Views: 1258

Re: Campfire talk forum

Still there but the fire needs a poke and a few new logs chucked on.
by John Waller
Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: For Sale - The Armour of Imperial Rome by H.Russell Robinson
Replies: 1
Views: 2180

Re: For Sale - The Armour of Imperial Rome by H.Russell Robi

John Waller wrote:For Sale - The Armour of Imperial Rome by H. Russell Robinson

BCA copy of the 1975 ed. Hardback with tatty dust jacket. 200 pages. 500 plates, 4 in colour

Make me an offer.



Oddly I may be able to get hold of another copy of this scarce book. Anyone interested?
by John Waller
Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Victorian kit on a budget?
Replies: 22
Views: 6729

Re: Victorian kit on a budget?

The Berwick Street Hat Shop is worth checking out if you are in Town or online at https://www.euroaccessories.co.uk/

Lots of good fabric shops there as well.
by John Waller
Wed Nov 11, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Advice on 14th century bags
Replies: 5
Views: 1394

Re: Advice on 14th century bags

My understanding is that they were usually turned - made inside out and turned so the seam is inside - like period shoes. No. 1 looks machine sewed, 2. looks OK and 3. looks larpy!
by John Waller
Tue Nov 03, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Cheap uniforms required - "Blackadder Goes Forth"
Replies: 9
Views: 2009

Re: Cheap uniforms required - "Blackadder Goes Forth"

Try Hamish. Dunno what he charges, a commercial rate I'm sure, but worth an ask. www.history-making.com
by John Waller
Thu Oct 22, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval garden tools
Replies: 11
Views: 2158

Re: Medieval garden tools

Jim the Pot makes various watering devices.
by John Waller
Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Black Powder storage advice and regulations.
Replies: 36
Views: 8055

Re: Black Powder storage advice and regulations.

I agree such things should be followed up and in my case it was done so professionally and with courtesy. No case to answer. I think 'anonymous' says it all about the 'concerned' author of the malicious letter. Spineless sh**.
by John Waller
Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:38 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Black Powder storage advice and regulations.
Replies: 36
Views: 8055

Re: Black Powder storage advice and regulations.

Word to the wise - watch your backs! Some low-life sh** has sent an anonymous letter to my local Firearms Licensing dept. making completely unfounded and unsubstantiated accusations against myself and two others over illegal acquisition and use of black powder. Which led to an interesting interview ...
by John Waller
Sun Oct 11, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Clarification please
Replies: 16
Views: 2390

Re: Clarification please

Cowley makes fruit leathers. Have you tried using that?
by John Waller
Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:45 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Hastings 950th - Ahead of the game!
Replies: 1
Views: 1023

Hastings 950th - Ahead of the game!

Spotted this piece of puff on the Linkedin profile of someone who used to work for EH up to 2012 •Successfully delivered the largest and most profitable re enactment of the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings with 22,000 visitors, 4000 re enactors, coordinating staffing from all disciplines ...

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