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by Steve of RaT
Wed Oct 14, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: Board preferences.
Replies: 26
Views: 7633

Re: Board preferences.

Subsilver2 as well please :thumbup:
by Steve of RaT
Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Garlic, when was it first used
Replies: 26
Views: 7558

The word garlic comes from Old English garleac, meaning "spear leek." Dating back over 6,000 years, it is native to Central Asia, and has long been a staple in the Mediterranean region, as well as a frequent seasoning in Asia, Africa, and Europe. Taken from http://homecooking.about.com/od...
by Steve of RaT
Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Oilskin
Replies: 9
Views: 1708

WARNING Raw linseed can spontaneously combust, so let it dry outside.
by Steve of RaT
Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:34 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Food in the 18th century
Replies: 3
Views: 1428

Goes and finds Hannah Glasse........ Pigeon, veal, beef, tongue and udder, mutton, pork, chicken, duck, pheasant, larks, hare, rabbit, crawfish, red cabbage, hedge-hog, cod, turbot, salmon, eels, sturgeon, crab, lobster, barley pudding, carp, sole, cheesecakes, turtle. many of the meat is either ste...
by Steve of RaT
Mon May 25, 2009 10:37 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Aviemore Jacobite Event:YouTube
Replies: 4
Views: 2015

Looks pretty good. All but one in a jacket, most with westcot, a fair number of musket.

What's shown of the sword and targe looks pants though..very pants...girly pants....big pink girly pants, I suppose that's why there isn't much of it in the clip.
by Steve of RaT
Tue May 19, 2009 7:52 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Lace Wars at Stratford Armouries 16/17 May 2009.
Replies: 7
Views: 1602

Plus one of the RaT pickets doing Lally's (green facing)
by Steve of RaT
Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Gurdy madness
Replies: 7
Views: 2301

:- the d's b used by printers for a colon followed by a dash. :-
by Steve of RaT
Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Nice manners for C18th Misses and Masters - help?
Replies: 60
Views: 7870

I've always thought it would be fun for a couple of large bearded blokes to moll up, and go to an officers tent :wink: to give his change from the night before. :twisted:
by Steve of RaT
Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:20 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: South Sea Buvvle Ballard
Replies: 4
Views: 1757

Watch an episode of Sharpe, and you have the tune. It is a recycle of a recycle of a....... The tune is used for a lot of broadsides and ballads of the period.
by Steve of RaT
Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: South Sea Buvvle Ballard
Replies: 4
Views: 1757

I will ask the wife if she will do it. it will be recorded on either the violin (if home made pick-up works) or mandolin.
by Steve of RaT
Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:19 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: 1940s in N Lincs/Humberside
Replies: 6
Views: 2166

Unfortunately that's no good Matt, as they want civilian and all those listed are military.
by Steve of RaT
Fri Oct 17, 2008 11:20 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Prestonpans 20th Sept 2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2540

I'm doing Royal Ecosse in short coat (1st photo), Tod has the full length one (2nd photo with colour) and Paul is Princes Life Guard (full length next to water) and not Royal Ecosse (you probably already knew that, but we so commonly get told we are redcoats especially in Scotland :cry: ). We know i...
by Steve of RaT
Sat Oct 11, 2008 11:08 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: 1940s in N Lincs/Humberside
Replies: 6
Views: 2166

1940s in N Lincs/Humberside

The stepson is really keen to do 1940s and the wife quite fancies giving it a go. He is 9 but said he wants to wait until he doesn't have to wear shorts (he will if others are wearing them). Our main period is 18th century and probably would only do the occasional event. I drive, but the wife doesn'...
by Steve of RaT
Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:01 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Sellinger's Round
Replies: 8
Views: 1882

some words for Sellenger's from Pills to Purge Melancholy (1707), there are probably several different words and name for the tune. There was a fair maid of Islington As I heard many tell And she was going to London town Her pears and apples to sell. As she was going along the road a vintner her did...
by Steve of RaT
Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:48 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: violin/fiddle
Replies: 18
Views: 5068

According to http://www.folkofthewood.com/page4779.htm the bridge can be shaved to assist double stopping.
by Steve of RaT
Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:58 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: violin/fiddle
Replies: 18
Views: 5068

My understanding is that it's the same instrument, but what makes the difference is how it's played, a violin is under the chin and with more defined standards, where as a fiddle isn't and more free style.
by Steve of RaT
Wed May 21, 2008 7:48 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Big Bang for the Highlands
Replies: 13
Views: 3590

Re: Big Bang for the Highlands

Do you think we could get lace wars up for this? Put it to Tod, the sooner it's pencilled in the more chance. I'm sure some of us will be up for it, though I believe the red coats are doing a couple of SYW trips in 09 and may not be able to get significant numbers. This may give those of us with ki...
by Steve of RaT
Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:33 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Sell me a group
Replies: 15
Views: 2798

steve stanley wrote:I have often followed him out of sheer curiosity!


We all do! :lol:
by Steve of RaT
Mon Mar 03, 2008 7:41 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Sell me a group
Replies: 15
Views: 2798

Redders and Mark, please note I only gave the link for lace wars and not RaT ( http://www.18thcentury.org to allow for choice, though some of RaT are kitting out for loyalist highland can tell you where the bodies are buried. One's at Staffs Museum belonging to S---- Or-- :lol: You would be made wel...
by Steve of RaT
Mon Mar 03, 2008 12:04 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Sell me a group
Replies: 15
Views: 2798

Have a look athttp://www.lacewars.co.uk decide if you fancy joining a regiment and contact the relevant one.

We have members from all over (from Norway to Dorset) who will be able to help out.
by Steve of RaT
Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:30 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Derby Dec' 2007
Replies: 56
Views: 8287

that's 'cause they ran away before getting one. :twisted:
by Steve of RaT
Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:33 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Derby Dec' 2007
Replies: 56
Views: 8287

Tod wrote:Why do they want to turn the statue round, won't it be facing the wrong way?


Aesthetics. pure and simple aesthetics. or so I was told (possibly by George)

how many highlanders will it take to correct the orientation one quiet night in December? :wink:
by Steve of RaT
Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:23 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: TORM this weekend 9th-11th Nov
Replies: 25
Views: 2895

:roll: I think Tod means from the kettle not the bladder. :)

Shame Dingo wasn't at GPM, it would have been hilarious seeing him try to pee down the hot barrel after any of the skirmishes. :D :shock: :oops:
by Steve of RaT
Wed Oct 24, 2007 10:15 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 14051

So Steve that's you and me talking to Gary at the fayre then? I'm just arranging to get a bigger cabinet :twisted: :lol: We'll have to sort a footpad event out and see how many small children wet themselves :twisted: blunderbus' weren't common and were carried by the higher ranking. Management deci...
by Steve of RaT
Tue Oct 23, 2007 8:25 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 14051

Gary got 'busses, hope it's the over 20" type...

though first I need a French gun preferably a tule(sp?)
by Steve of RaT
Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:54 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 1745 Highlanders - what not to wear
Replies: 50
Views: 7476

Andy R wrote:I don't know what the fuss is, it was fine when I left it........... :wink:


I think that's part of Tod's nightmare :wink:
by Steve of RaT
Fri Oct 05, 2007 8:36 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Scary very Scary
Replies: 13
Views: 2017

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: That IS more scary. Though I do like the BSA :)
by Steve of RaT
Sun Sep 30, 2007 5:59 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Comic Strip
Replies: 3
Views: 1084

I quite enjoyed it to. :)
by Steve of RaT
Mon Sep 24, 2007 11:32 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Royal Gunpowder Mills this week end
Replies: 72
Views: 8221

Tod wrote:I know Foxe took some pics of RGM,


Hopefully they will be posted somewhere as A-M was busy cooking and I didn't get a chance.

Oh by the way 4am is wrong in too many ways, you should be tucked up in bed.


Normal time for going to bed at events :roll: , just ask Jerry.
by Steve of RaT
Thu Sep 20, 2007 6:23 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Royal Gunpowder Mills this week end
Replies: 72
Views: 8221

John it's not the adults you need worry about being a bad influence, it's Jacob and Finn. Several trees will be climbed, waist high in stinging nettles and at least one grazed knee. So pack a suitable first aid kit :lol:

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