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by Vic James
Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Norman tent
Replies: 14
Views: 2553

Re: Norman tent

Has my name as been mentioned , I do make poles to size for `other` tentage .
Solid or split ,, And I sell all the pins ,rings and sleeves [ tube ] separate,
if you need any :-) Vic
by Vic James
Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Festival of History..
Replies: 24
Views: 4651

Re: Festival of History..

Yes ,, Email from EH this morning ,, A big hole has just opened up :-(
by Vic James
Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Zonnebeke - Belgium
Replies: 5
Views: 1890

Re: Zonnebeke - Belgium

Excellent event ,, excellent photos , and you don`t need to be on Waste of Space Book [ Facebook ]
to view them .
by Vic James
Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Rocroi 1643 - 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 3564

Re: Rocroi 1643 - 2013

Well up to 150 Sk / ECWS types will be maning the trenches at Grolle this coming weekend ,, either defending Spainish honour the `Red Regiment` mainly , or freeing the Dutch from Spainish oppression `Lord Ceicils`, about 90+ booked in ,,, plus odds n sods who travel under thier own steam and just jo...
by Vic James
Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Napoleonic French Cavalry Tents
Replies: 16
Views: 5381

Re: Napoleonic French Cavalry Tents

I should also say for those that don`t really want to read the 16th Comission of Enquirys which deals with tents and harness. That Mr Maberley had been making these tents since 1803, when he explains , Mr Trotter gave the design to the nation . And that the `Bell tents` that `other poeple` made had ...
by Vic James
Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Napoleonic French Cavalry Tents
Replies: 16
Views: 5381

Re: Napoleonic French Cavalry Tents

Hi Andy Yes I have primary sources ,, Up untill 5 years ago I thought that Walled bell tent came in around 1812 , cause thats what people said and what was in a couple of `easy read` Napoleonic books . But a vist to the National Arry museum turned up a good detailed drawing watercolour , which you c...
by Vic James
Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Napoleonic French Cavalry Tents
Replies: 16
Views: 5381

Re: Napoleonic French Cavalry Tents

Hi Tiamat No I don`t have a website as I am hardly ever out of work ,, :-) Email me on victortents@tiscali.co.uk and I`ll send you a catalogue . also am in the Netherlands quite offen ,, last week in fact and will be at Grolle in a few weeks time . As for you using Bell or Flanders in the Dutch forc...
by Vic James
Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:28 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Napoleonic French Cavalry Tents
Replies: 16
Views: 5381

Re: Napoleonic French Cavalry Tents

Just checked the `tentsmiths` website and will say that they make a large range of tent designs and sizes ,,and are putting names to those`British` tents so they have a name and not a catalogue number . Best too say ,, is If you are doing late British Napoleonic , a walled [ 12inches or less ] Bell ...
by Vic James
Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:56 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Napoleonic French Cavalry Tents
Replies: 16
Views: 5381

Re: Napoleonic French Cavalry Tents

For most of the 18thC the British used a vast selection of walled ridge tents and `A` frame tents ,,some flat ended ,some later showning a `Bell end` one end . In 1793 Mr Trotter [ of the pack fame] made a walled bell tent for the Duke of Yorks , Flanders campaign . Known as ,, The Trotter tent , th...
by Vic James
Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Trading at Bosworth
Replies: 5
Views: 1352

Re: Trading at Bosworth

Stephen I`ve cross referances the imps for the 1st time ,, and heres the contact
Gillian Roberts strathalba@btinternet.com ,,,errrr hopefully i don`t trust these imps .

vic
by Vic James
Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Trading at Bosworth
Replies: 5
Views: 1352

Re: Trading at Bosworth

Hi Sorry no info on the contact as I was not clever enough to write it down / cross ref on the imp box . But the Email from Bosworth Center this morning [ Tuesday] said that Traders were "Full up" :-( What with Kelmarsh and Berkely being canceled ,, this as rather set back my income this s...
by Vic James
Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:25 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Kelmarsh refunds
Replies: 6
Views: 1954

Re: Kelmarsh refunds

According to the Email I received on Wednesday ,, it is `General issue` for those that turned up / set up .
I got my cheque Thursday with out asking :-)
by Vic James
Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: need help replacing all my kit after house fire
Replies: 2
Views: 1179

Re: need help replacing all my kit after house fire

I might be able to help you on a Bell tent either new ,, or has one is
being traded in for a new tent ,, second hand , its med bell tent [ 12`6" dia, 8fthigh]
white n blue . Coming in August Bank . If your interested call me on 01283 510285
Victor James you know he makes Tents :-)
by Vic James
Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: EH contact for trading, Kelmarsh ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1406

EH contact for trading, Kelmarsh ?

Hi A Dutch Friend as just asked me for a contact to trade at Kelmarsh
and all my bits of paper are at the accounants !!
So could some one let me know a Email / address / phone number
Please :-)

Thanks Vic
by Vic James
Fri May 25, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: problems with Ireland?
Replies: 8
Views: 1938

Re: problems with Ireland?

I saw this thread last year ,,but didn`t comment then . I had a same problem in Jan 2011 and then was asked for quotes/invoice by the same person/group in April , has `funding` had come through . I sent 2 different quotes and booked them in for 3 weeks work . And heard nothing more . I know a trader...
by Vic James
Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:25 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: How are you finding trade ?
Replies: 46
Views: 6089

Re: How are you finding trade ?

I`ve got to admit ,am finding `Trade` fine :-) While my profits are somewhat down due to my prices not reflecting the large rise in cost of canvas this 60% + ! I`ve got more orders on the books than I`ve ever had at this time of year :-) And my new van [ 2 year old now] has really helped to cut the ...
by Vic James
Sat Oct 22, 2011 12:08 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: No Charcloth Flint & Steel Fire Lighting.
Replies: 30
Views: 6003

Re: No Charcloth Flint & Steel Fire Lighting.

I`ve used `home brewed` slow match for many years instead of tinder. Never failed to catch ,but that says more about
what I`ve drunk :-) Though my musket block and alot of 80year war re enactors in Nederland [ Holland] `swear` by it :-) :-)
vic
by Vic James
Thu May 26, 2011 11:57 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Bourtange 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1322

Re: Bourtange 2011

And in answer to the 1st part of the question. In the Netherlands ,, yes . If your peroid clothing is good , your are `safe` eg, an experienced re enactor , and discrete ,, and are known for taking good photos. You made be offered a pass to go on the field ,, See Ellies post down this page about Gro...
by Vic James
Fri May 20, 2011 11:29 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Cromford Mill Easter 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1445

Re: Cromford Mill Easter 2011

Ho my GOD !! Check out what Bucket does in his spare time ,, !!! Just wonderful workmanship :-)
by Vic James
Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 18th century French leather powder flask.
Replies: 15
Views: 5191

Re: 18th century French leather powder flask.

Sorry ,,just read my last post ,, That should have said `1540s` .
Theres a copper powder`horn`,eg in the shape of a cow horn, but
made of copper in the Victoria n Albert museum dated 1547.
vic
by Vic James
Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:37 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 18th century French leather powder flask.
Replies: 15
Views: 5191

Re: 18th century French leather powder flask.

I agree with Andy R , the leather flask is not like the issue french powder flasks of the 18thC I`ve seen. `Osprey , Louis Army [3] ` page 5 has photo of the powder flask `horn`1730s as Andy describes . Though due to Louis reforms of the army in the 1740 , the lever and spring cut off was replaced b...
by Vic James
Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:22 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: 're-enactor only' trading pitches?
Replies: 14
Views: 1960

Re: 're-enactor only' trading pitches?

Sally / Martin
I totaly agree with Bob and Grahams comments . If its an SK major then its worth a try ,,,
But if its not the SK ; then thats a different story ;to coment on the pros and cons
wise old heads would need more details .
Vic
by Vic James
Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:05 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Back to Basing
Replies: 6
Views: 1365

Re: Back to Basing

It may sound `odd` ,, but Ellie has got the best photo of my back ever taken in this lot . :-) And all the battle shots were taken from the crowd lines on the Zondag ,,So well done :-) She dusted off her drum and stood with the rest of us under the exploding tower onthe Monday ,, A bit miss it by 3i...
by Vic James
Sun Oct 10, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Research with paintings
Replies: 9
Views: 2247

Re: Research with paintings

Dathi , speaking of `sins` in the eyes of many . What type of feathers are they in the hats of your 1st two paintings ? They would not be from a large African bird would they ? And one of thems dyed , or maybe its a fox tail ? :-) And to add more , theres a large painting in the Rijks museum of a pu...
by Vic James
Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: How to authentically waterproof shoes/boots?
Replies: 10
Views: 3288

Re: How to authentically waterproof shoes/boots?

The animal fat from the breakfast fry up, or evening roast , has been serving my boots and shoes
well for the last 10 years ; appiled warm . Its the same `stuff` that was in the leather to
start with ,, :-) its free ,,and works well . vic
by Vic James
Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:49 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: BATTLE OF PRESTONPANS 2010
Replies: 21
Views: 3890

Re: BATTLE OF PRESTONPANS 2010

Sorry Neil ,, I will be in Delft this weekend , looking into as many museums as `she` will
let me :-) If you had asked earlier, i could have sent some up with Bret / Dave ect in Cess
Hope it all gos well . vic
by Vic James
Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:50 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: BATTLE OF PRESTONPANS 2010
Replies: 21
Views: 3890

Re: BATTLE OF PRESTONPANS 2010

Lots of people , who don`t find it necesary to post on this forum .Maybe ?
by Vic James
Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:03 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Waterloo 195th anniversary event - allied cavalry
Replies: 6
Views: 2226

Re: Waterloo 195th anniversary event - allied cavalry

Am sooooo glad am on one of the French camps ,, :-) No F%$king football :-)
And according to the list the french have 150 horse ,,,,, Its going to be fun ,,, vic
by Vic James
Tue May 18, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: De Slag Om Grolle 1627
Replies: 2
Views: 1089

Re: De Slag Om Grolle 1627

Yes its a great event ,,AND ,, we get payed to do it :-) and free BEER :-) :-)

Think it was booked up for this October by the end of February. So if you
want to go to it in 2012 , you need to start contacting people November time
2011 ! vic
by Vic James
Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:12 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Charles Edward Stuart Society
Replies: 3
Views: 1414

Re: Charles Edward Stuart Society

And of cause we need to mention the `Georgian Weekend` at Cromford Mill ,,this coming Easter .
Where this large `up and coming` site , will be brought to life by CESS and friends .
Peddlers ,artisans , workers and militia ,, meet wreakers and breakers ,,,
Should be fun :-) vic

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