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by bonnacon
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Small Medieval Harp For Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 657

Re: Small Medieval Harp For Sale

Certainly is Ariane. Send me a PM with your email address and I will send you pictures
by bonnacon
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: What do MOPs mean when they ask if something is real?
Replies: 15
Views: 1596

Re: What do MOPs mean when they ask if something is real?

This subject rears its head every now and again and is fascinating. I will repeat a little tale I told some time ago - I was portraying a medieval character somewhere, I cannot now remember where nor can I remember who I was, but a chap came up to me, accompanied by his wife and two or three smallis...
by bonnacon
Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Small Medieval Harp For Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 657

Small Medieval Harp For Sale

Milady here has an "ardival" 28 string fourteenth century style harp with bag which she bought some time ago from the Early Music Shop but has never found the time to play . Now we want other kit so it's time to re-cycle!
£500
Pictures on request by PM
by bonnacon
Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Books For Sale (16TH JULY -ALL GONE - DONATED TO CHARITY)
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Re: Books For Sale

AJ
please check your PM inbox!
by bonnacon
Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Books For Sale (16TH JULY -ALL GONE - DONATED TO CHARITY)
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Re: Books For Sale

....and replied to.......
by bonnacon
Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: BOOKS - ALL GONE TO CHARITY 21ST JULY
Replies: 2
Views: 660

Re: BOOKS

Updated list now in "Buy & Sell"
by bonnacon
Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Books For Sale (16TH JULY -ALL GONE - DONATED TO CHARITY)
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Books For Sale (16TH JULY -ALL GONE - DONATED TO CHARITY)

£4 each, p&p extra COSTUME: MEDIEVAL MILITARY COSTUME (COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS) GERRY EMBLETON SOFTBACK DRESS IN THE MIDDLE AGES PIPONNIER & MANE B&W HARDBACK TEXTILES & CLOTHING 1150 – 1450 MUSEUM OF LONDON B&W HEAVILY ILLUSTRATED SOFTBACK FASHION IN THE AGE OF THE BLACK PRINCE STELL...
by bonnacon
Sun May 14, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: SOLD Tents for sale SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 515

SOLD Tents for sale SOLD

Going as a pair: 1. White rectangular 11 ft x 16 ft. Pitched roof. This was 4 and 20 blackbirds cook tent so you may have seen it at various events over the past few years. It has also served as changing rooms for our Edwardian music hall at Wrest Park. It is incredibly spacious and very versatile a...
by bonnacon
Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: BOOKS - ALL GONE TO CHARITY 21ST JULY
Replies: 2
Views: 660

BOOKS - ALL GONE TO CHARITY 21ST JULY

I am disposing of a HUGE number of Saxon and early and late Medieval history books - arms, armour, everyday life, magic, politics, death and burial, architecture, literature, Scottish wars, industry and skills, heraldry and all sorts in between! They are all hardback or softback in very good conditi...
by bonnacon
Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: FOR SALE - BOOKS - WOMEN IN HISTORY - gone - donated to local Hospice
Replies: 0
Views: 308

FOR SALE - BOOKS - WOMEN IN HISTORY - gone - donated to local Hospice

Selling all the following in one job lot - I need the space! 1) Warrior Women Hardback, as new condition, it gives 78 examples of individuals and groups from 3000 years of courage and heroism. 2) Medieval Women Henrietta Leyser. A social history of women in England 450 - 1500 3) The Weaker Vessel An...
by bonnacon
Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: FOR SALE - COOKERY BOOKS - gone - donated to local hospice
Replies: 0
Views: 256

FOR SALE - COOKERY BOOKS - gone - donated to local hospice

As with my other book sale entries, these are offered as a single lot as I need the space! 1) The Medieval Cookbook by Maggie Black. Well known volume, softback, in very good condition 2) Pleyn Delit Medieval cookery for modern cooks. For the real nostalgia buff (and anyone planning a medieval fair ...
by bonnacon
Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: FOR SALE - BOOKS - MONKS, FRIARS, PILGRIMS AND SAINTS - gone - donated to local hospice
Replies: 0
Views: 239

FOR SALE - BOOKS - MONKS, FRIARS, PILGRIMS AND SAINTS - gone - donated to local hospice

MONKS, FRIARS, PILGRIMS AND SAINTS. No, not the title of a single volume but my collective term for the following 12 volumes offered as a single lot. As I have explained on the other book entries I need space asap so I need to sell asap ! 1) The Friars. This is a lovely detailed hardback in as new c...
by bonnacon
Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: FOR SALE - BOOKS - gone - donated to local hospice
Replies: 0
Views: 248

FOR SALE - BOOKS - gone - donated to local hospice

" Who's Who in British History" The complete 8 volume set covering Roman Britain & Anglo-Saxon England; Early Medieval, Late Medieval and Tudor England; and Stuart, Early Hanoverian, Late Hanoverian and Victorian Britain. Over 150 detailed biographies per volume, arranged chronological...
by bonnacon
Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: FOR SALE - BOOKS - CADFAEL FEST! - gone - donated to local hospice
Replies: 0
Views: 328

FOR SALE - BOOKS - CADFAEL FEST! - gone - donated to local hospice

This is a must for Cadfael fans! 1) The complete set of 8 volumes of the Cadfael stories by Ellis Peters. Three stories per volume. Paperback and all in very good condition. 2) Brother Cadfael's Book of Days. Hardback and as new condition. The material and spiritual wisdom of a medieval crusader mon...
by bonnacon
Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: FOR SALE - BOOKS
Replies: 0
Views: 344

FOR SALE - BOOKS

Chronicles of the Age of Chivalry (Plantagenets, Henry III and the three Edwards) General editor Elizabeth Hallam Very good condition and colour plates throughout £10 Knights (The complete story of the age of chivalry from historical fact to tales of romance and poetry) There is some external fadin...
by bonnacon
Sat Dec 31, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: FOR SALE - BOOKS
Replies: 2
Views: 487

FOR SALE - BOOKS

The Wars of the Roses (and the lives of five men and women in the C15th) Desmond Seward 1995. very good condition £10 Heraldic Design SOLD A handbook for students Heather Child 1965 Ex-library book with a re-pasted title page but otherwise in reasonable condition £5 Boutell's Heraldry J P Brooke-Li...
by bonnacon
Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 8475
Views: 522672

Re: 4 Word Story

your best shot and
by bonnacon
Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Elba - Napoleon's Exile
Replies: 0
Views: 990

Elba - Napoleon's Exile

4and20blackbirds have recently got back from the island of Elba off the Italian coast, where Napoleon was initially exiled 200 years ago this year. A grand ball, theatre visit, picnic and various other entertainments, all in period, were organised for participants who came from across Europe - and w...
by bonnacon
Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: re enactor/living history archer/Templar/pirate
Replies: 4
Views: 1303

Re: re enactor/living history archer/Templar/pirate

have a look at 4and20 Blackbirds.co.uk, and see if that is of interest
by bonnacon
Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Looking for reenactment group
Replies: 14
Views: 3162

Re: Looking for reenactment group

we assume you have found a group. We are a group that specializes in living history cookery and crafts
We are based in Long Sutton....not far from Retford...and do displays all over.

If you are interested, have a look at 4and20blackbirds.co.uk, we have a contact form there
best
Julia Gant
by bonnacon
Wed May 08, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: The Durham Pals 1914 -1919
Replies: 3
Views: 1235

Re: The Durham Pals 1914 -1919

Should you need King George V and Queen Mary we can provide! Pics available on request or take a look on www.4and20blackbirds.co.uk and Facebook
by bonnacon
Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Brodsworth Hall, S Yorkshire
Replies: 2
Views: 1525

Re: Brodsworth Hall, S Yorkshire

Text changed above the pictures so reposted
by bonnacon
Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:04 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 1812 Country House Party
Replies: 13
Views: 3665

Re: 1812 Country House Party

Chucked.
Landed.
Intrigued !
by bonnacon
Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 1812 Country House Party
Replies: 13
Views: 3665

Re: 1812 Country House Party

We're all ears !! :thumbup:
by bonnacon
Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:16 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 1812 Country House Party
Replies: 13
Views: 3665

Re: 1812 Country House Party

Hi Cat, it certainly was me butlering in the background. 4and20blackbirds did the cooking and tablework all weekend, absolutely exhausting and the most brilliantly enjoyable fun !
by bonnacon
Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:12 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wool sellers in durham or N/E?
Replies: 5
Views: 1325

Re: Wool sellers in durham or N/E?

I bought some beautiful 100% melton wool from one of the haberdashers in the Durham indoor market...they are hit or miss, but when they have good stuff it is really good
by bonnacon
Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The Smiddles go surveying.
Replies: 7
Views: 2052

Re: The Smiddles go surveying.

Superb pic !
by bonnacon
Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Brodsworth Hall, S Yorkshire
Replies: 2
Views: 1525

Brodsworth Hall, S Yorkshire

George V and Queen Mary - need a Royal presence for your WW1 2013/2014 events?
Full entourage available too!
PM me for details/discussion
by bonnacon
Sun May 27, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 4 and 20 Blackbirds May Day at Holkham
Replies: 2
Views: 1051

Re: 4 and 20 Blackbirds May Day at Holkham

Thanks Lucy. With the wonders of technology . . . . . . . . We recently bought a Victorian photograph album in good condition, used the photographs elsewhere and we are now replacing them with pictures of the group and individuals in it. The difficult bit is looking stern, not to say miserable, for ...
by bonnacon
Sun May 27, 2012 10:09 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 4 and 20 Blackbirds May Day at Holkham
Replies: 2
Views: 1051

4 and 20 Blackbirds May Day at Holkham

The cook team take a break from the kitchen . . . . .

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