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by The Methley Archer
Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: French Landing at Kilcummin/Killala 1798
Replies: 8
Views: 3336

Re: French Landing at Kilcummin/Killala 1798

It was loads of fun with plenty of craic. There was a lad next to me in the pike line, had a bit of drink, giving it "i'm gonna stab an englishman by the end of the day" in a forcefull manner. I turned to him, and in my Yorkshire accent said "I hope thats not me". That caught him...
by The Methley Archer
Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Looking for guidance Late 18C male worker
Replies: 15
Views: 3996

Re: Looking for guidance Late 18C male worker

Thanks Bucket. I've not looked at it fully but it seems it describes gentlemans clothing. Do you know if a simple worker would be the same style but with less ornate material or facings, if any?
by The Methley Archer
Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Looking for guidance Late 18C male worker
Replies: 15
Views: 3996

Re: Looking for guidance Late 18C male worker

Again, thanks for all your suggestions.
by The Methley Archer
Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:39 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Looking for guidance Late 18C male worker
Replies: 15
Views: 3996

Re: Looking for guidance Late 18C male worker

yep, will do. What about sewing patterns; where could I get them that's not from the states?
by The Methley Archer
Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:38 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: French Landing at Kilcummin/Killala 1798
Replies: 8
Views: 3336

Re: French Landing at Kilcummin/Killala 1798

No, that landed a year earlier, but it was all in the same mould.
by The Methley Archer
Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Looking for guidance Late 18C male worker
Replies: 15
Views: 3996

Re: Looking for guidance Late 18C male worker

Thanks for that the both of you.

I won't be at mortimers, but would like to see the images. I am planning on attending one if the fairs though.
by The Methley Archer
Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: French Landing at Kilcummin/Killala 1798
Replies: 8
Views: 3336

Re: French Landing at Kilcummin/Killala 1798

and a couple more
by The Methley Archer
Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: French Landing at Kilcummin/Killala 1798
Replies: 8
Views: 3336

Re: French Landing at Kilcummin/Killala 1798

A couple more
by The Methley Archer
Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: French Landing at Kilcummin/Killala 1798
Replies: 8
Views: 3336

French Landing at Kilcummin/Killala 1798

Hi all, Whilst on my hols in Ireland, I took part in the locally organised re-enactment of the French landing at Kilcummin and Killala in 1798. It was part of the Killala's heritage weekend and wider organised events that commemorated General Humberts, ultimately unsuccessful, invasion of Ireland an...
by The Methley Archer
Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Looking for guidance Late 18C male worker
Replies: 15
Views: 3996

Looking for guidance Late 18C male worker

Hi all, I'm looking for guidance as to where I can get information regarding kit, sewing patterns and such like for a rural farmer in the late 18th century (I do WOTR so haven't a clue). Whilst on my hols in Ireland, I took part in the locally organised re-enactment of the French landing at Kilcummi...
by The Methley Archer
Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tattershall Castle (The Clarences)
Replies: 2
Views: 2098

Re: Tattershall Castle (The Clarences)

Worked for me.
by The Methley Archer
Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: how low are braies ?
Replies: 13
Views: 4171

Re: how low are braies ?

A rough generalisation would be split hose reaching thigh height late 14C rising to waist height early 15C. Then crossing over to joined hose earlyish 15C and split hose becoming less common as the century progresses with only those in very menial and poor jobs continuing to wear split hose. What pe...
by The Methley Archer
Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval girls clothing
Replies: 3
Views: 1407

Re: Medieval girls clothing

I'm can't answer for your period as I do WOTR's, but my girls, 7 and 10, are both dressed according to adult standards.
by The Methley Archer
Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:38 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: shoulder width on a doublet
Replies: 16
Views: 3877

Re: shoulder width on a doublet

Don't be coy about it Wulenganck, tell it how it is.

Some of us are less than svelt :D and that includes me!
by The Methley Archer
Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: A bit of a walk and camp out
Replies: 31
Views: 10967

Re: A bit of a walk and camp out

Nice photos Jack. Dissapointed I couldn't commit and have gone with you all :(
by The Methley Archer
Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The Secret Wood
Replies: 3
Views: 2439

Re: The Secret Wood

Some nice expressions in the fighting shots :D

where was this?
by The Methley Archer
Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval distillation
Replies: 5
Views: 1758

Re: Medieval distillation

Sorry, I cant help Jim.

I was just wondering if this Rose water is the same as holy water from knock :wink: :wink:
by The Methley Archer
Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Quarterstaff
Replies: 16
Views: 3766

Re: Medieval Quarterstaff

Dave not really quaterstaffs but pilgrim staffs.
by The Methley Archer
Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:43 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Wooden Buckler From Hull
Replies: 28
Views: 4630

Re: Wooden Buckler From Hull

I wouldn't be happy holding a buckler with a leather boss thats going to take a lot of punishment. If it was a buckler where are the fixing holes for whatever eas used as the boss?
by The Methley Archer
Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: A bit of a walk and camp out
Replies: 31
Views: 10967

Re: A bit of a walk and camp out

Where the man with the rabbit feet prowls....
by The Methley Archer
Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: A bit of a walk and camp out
Replies: 31
Views: 10967

Re: A bit of a walk and camp out

Thanks Steve. I stopped being lazy and did a google search and came across the same site :-)
by The Methley Archer
Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:31 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: A bit of a walk and camp out
Replies: 31
Views: 10967

Re: A bit of a walk and camp out

Have you any photos of that Steve, especially the tumpline? I did a fair bit of trawling the 15thC images I could find and nearly all show pilgrim scrip bags, pack baskets, split saddle type bags or strapped bundles; anyone know of possible other ways of acceptable carrying? If there are clearer ima...
by The Methley Archer
Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:01 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: A bit of a walk and camp out
Replies: 31
Views: 10967

Re: A bit of a walk and camp out

A few more.. 12.jpg 18.jpg 51.jpg This is my kit list: Clothing worn: Hat Canvas gaiters Boots Underwear joined hose split hose shirt sleeveless doublet doublet gown belt pouch knife 1ltr costrel Carried on back on made up frame: cloak 2 x blankets 2 x canvas sheets, 1 wrapped up blankets and the ot...
by The Methley Archer
Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: A bit of a walk and camp out
Replies: 31
Views: 10967

Re: A bit of a walk and camp out

:D Just get a couple of like minded mates, and do it :D Although leave the bang sticks at home; we thought about bills and things but thought it'd be too much of a problem :thumbdown:
by The Methley Archer
Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:07 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: A bit of a walk and camp out
Replies: 31
Views: 10967

Re: A bit of a walk and camp out

And a few more.

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by The Methley Archer
Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: A bit of a walk and camp out
Replies: 31
Views: 10967

A bit of a walk and camp out

Just a couple of photos from a trip last weekend. Enjoy.

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by The Methley Archer
Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:54 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: archaeology on this anyone ?
Replies: 27
Views: 4110

Re: archaeology on this anyone ?

Why don't you look at The Company of St George website and their PDF magizines called Dragons. One of the issues has an article on jacks. But just so your aware, the images will be mostly Europeon as they portry a Burgundian gunners.
by The Methley Archer
Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:43 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: medieval woodsmen
Replies: 12
Views: 5816

Re: medieval woodsmen

For Shelter discussions have a look here.

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=14355
by The Methley Archer
Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Crossbow bolts
Replies: 14
Views: 5184

Re: Crossbow bolts

My mate has done this for his target arrows. Have a slightly angled grove so that your shaft when placed has one end exposed above the face for planing and keep rotating each time you plane to keep the sides even. Not explained this very well but hope the diagram helps.
by The Methley Archer
Sat Jan 01, 2011 12:25 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Warrior battle quotes/War prayers.
Replies: 17
Views: 10060

Re: Warrior battle quotes/War prayers.

Immaculete heart of Mary
Pray for us now at the hour of our death
Amen

But I think this quite recent i.e. not medieval. I use it when i'm flying!

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