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by Miss Costello
Sun Oct 02, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: Re-enactors Wanted
Topic: First world war event - contributors required
Replies: 2
Views: 1071

Re: First world war event - contributors required

No women involved in the Great War?

:|

We portray GW Salvation Army and civilian workers.
by Miss Costello
Sun Oct 02, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Anyone know if....
Replies: 2
Views: 1007

Re: Anyone know if....

Matt Howarth is your man to ask. I'm hoping so! I'll direct him this way.

Kate
by Miss Costello
Sat Aug 13, 2016 12:03 am
Forum: Re-enactors Wanted
Topic: 1940s Military, Civilians, Homefront Wanted for New Event
Replies: 3
Views: 945

Re: 1940s Military, Civilians, Homefront Wanted for New Even

Got my hopes up that it was at the castle...used to have great events up there.

K
by Miss Costello
Sun Jul 31, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Civilian 1940's Group - Are there any?
Replies: 11
Views: 2380

Re: Civilian 1940's Group - Are there any?

If you're on Facebook pop me a message and I will put you in touch?

My area of knowledge is women in the Great War and WW2 so can probably help.

Kate
by Miss Costello
Sun Jul 31, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Knit For Tommy
Replies: 1
Views: 639

Re: Knit For Tommy

There are better books out there, what's your particular area of interest and I'll post some links. Women on the Warpath is rather good if you can get a 2nd hand copy? https://www.amazon.co.uk/Women-warpath-story-women-First/dp/B0000CMXCJ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1469980722&sr=8-1&keywords...
by Miss Costello
Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Medieval Pilgrimage to Canterbury
Replies: 6
Views: 1335

Re: Medieval Pilgrimage to Canterbury

Really enjoyed following your progress on Facebook!

Kate
by Miss Costello
Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: M5 Show 2015, Spetchley Park, Worcester. August 15 & 16.
Replies: 4
Views: 1276

Re: M5 Show 2015, Spetchley Park, Worcester. August 15 & 16

Any spaces left?

We were suppsed to be trading elsewhere that weekend and have been let down.

K
by Miss Costello
Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Stuart Era group sought.
Replies: 8
Views: 1650

Re: Stuart Era group sought.

My friend Jenn works for the Stuart Society. I think she's also involved in LH for the era too.

Not sure if she's on here? I'll send her this way.

K
by Miss Costello
Fri May 29, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Civilian 1940's Group - Are there any?
Replies: 11
Views: 2380

Re: Civilian 1940's Group - Are there any?

Jude's group is probably the only authentic WW2 Civilian group. They're a really friendly bunch.

K
by Miss Costello
Fri May 15, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Cotton bobbins c.1910
Replies: 3
Views: 1193

Re: Cotton bobbins c.1910

If you want some photos pop me an email.

katiespitfire@ hot mail .com

I have a lot of period sewing accoutrements. :)
by Miss Costello
Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Weekend Warriors
Replies: 20
Views: 3207

Re: Weekend Warriors

Made me cringe too, but I think it showed the more realistic aspect of the hobby! I've seen it so many times over the years..

Too much testosterone.

Look forward to tonight's offering.
by Miss Costello
Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Weekend Warriors
Replies: 20
Views: 3207

Re: Weekend Warriors

'If he talks to me like that again, I'll smack 'im one'

:lol:

Made for good TV though....
by Miss Costello
Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Festival of History..
Replies: 24
Views: 3778

Re: Festival of History..

Shame, have enjoyed playing there in the past in various eras.

K
by Miss Costello
Thu Dec 04, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Where is the church in reenactment?
Replies: 38
Views: 4266

Re: Where is the church in reenactment?

I'm in a different era (1850 onwards) but I portray Salvation Army and YMCA/TocH Having been raised as a catholic, but not being a practising Christian I find it really interesting to portray these organisations and the attitude of people approaching me. Generally people want to know if I am religio...
by Miss Costello
Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:14 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: braiding for a WW1 dutch officers' jacket
Replies: 7
Views: 1032

Re: braiding for a WW1 dutch officers' jacket

If no joy with Della, drop me a message. I have some of this but I think it may be too thin for your needs but I do have a Dutch friend who may be able to help.

Kate
by Miss Costello
Sat Nov 01, 2014 12:01 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Lincoln
Replies: 5
Views: 1397

Re: Lincoln

Try some of the smaller Christmas markets. We have a cracking one in Beverley with an element of 17thC, Victorian and (grr) Steampunkery.

Really busy, not too pricy to stand.

K
by Miss Costello
Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Letters to the trenches
Replies: 2
Views: 1372

Re: Letters to the trenches

I have quite a few in my possession, but if you need a quick reference a nice book which covers the Great War and WW2 is 'Forces Sweethearts' http://www.amazon.co.uk/Forces-Sweethearts-Wartime-Romance-Lumley/dp/0747513392/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1413991156&sr=1-1&keywords=forc...
by Miss Costello
Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: officers boots
Replies: 12
Views: 3256

Re: officers boots

Are you looking for the long 'field' boots?

Kate
by Miss Costello
Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Replica documents WW2
Replies: 10
Views: 2202

Re: Replica documents WW2

Oh Crikey,

well try Patrick instead at Atlas. He's a nice chap. Link here:

https://www.facebook.com/pvandervegt1?fref=ts

I've told him to check him 'other' inbox if you message him.

K
by Miss Costello
Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Replica documents WW2
Replies: 10
Views: 2202

Re: Replica documents WW2

Seller on Ebay called 'Dishmop' has some good stuff but my chum in the Netherlands has some cracking stuff. Atlas packaging. (on Facebook) tell him Kate sent you!

K
by Miss Costello
Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Ladies undergarments 1914
Replies: 3
Views: 1328

Re: Ladies undergarments 1914

Izabela at Prior Attire is making an era appropriate corset. Not seen one close up but the photos look nice.

I'm producing a pattern shortly for a mid to late GW corset for those who like to make their own.

Kate
by Miss Costello
Sat Jun 07, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: whats the best WW1 re-enactor forum...?
Replies: 3
Views: 1134

Re: whats the best WW1 re-enactor forum...?

Sadly yes, if you drop me a message on FB if you want your recruiting post shared I can put it on?

I think forums for a lot of us have had their day and we do tend to rely more on our own FB pages.

:-/
by Miss Costello
Sat Jun 07, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: whats the best WW1 re-enactor forum...?
Replies: 3
Views: 1134

Re: whats the best WW1 re-enactor forum...?

The quick answer is, there isn't one. Once upon a time there was a European one, but then they decided that anyone who did WW2 LH (even British) has questionable politics so they banned most members... So then another British one was started but I think has tech issues, so we mainly post in groups o...
by Miss Costello
Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW2 Home Guard/ARP warden
Replies: 3
Views: 969

Re: WW2 Home Guard/ARP warden

They could have served in both, but highly unlikely if rotas clashed for meetings/fire watching etc.

In some small towns like mine people belonged to several defence organisations.

K
by Miss Costello
Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: traders selling Edwardian clothes
Replies: 3
Views: 1507

Re: traders selling Edwardian clothes

When you say Edwardian, is it for Great War events?

I keep getting ladies asking for 'big hats' like the Widow hats of 1910/1912 but they were pretty outmoded by then.

Can recommend some nice, simple patterns to work from. I make GW era hats if that's more what you're looking for.

:)
by Miss Costello
Thu May 22, 2014 12:28 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Victorians at Church Farm
Replies: 1
Views: 1422

Re: Victorians at Church Farm

I'm only over the bridge from you, would love to help with costume. Currently restoring our 1756 house over here :)

Kate
by Miss Costello
Thu May 08, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Shoulder titles question
Replies: 2
Views: 932

Re: Shoulder titles question

Do you mean cloth ones?
by Miss Costello
Sun May 04, 2014 10:15 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Edwardian / Victorian Tailcoats
Replies: 2
Views: 863

Re: Edwardian / Victorian Tailcoats

'Victorian' covers a lot of time! What sort of decade? Pinterest has some great images, http://www.pinterest.com/pin/278730664410665792/ 1904 http://www.pinterest.com/pin/558235316283816440/ 1900 http://www.pinterest.com/pin/350436414725001969/ our idea of a 'frock coat' has been watered down somewh...
by Miss Costello
Tue Apr 22, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Jamaica Inn - BBC1
Replies: 2
Views: 865

Re: Jamaica Inn - BBC1

The BBC are looking into the sound issues, I must admit I gave up!

I thought I was going mutton jeff...
by Miss Costello
Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:33 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Drop Spindles
Replies: 6
Views: 1853

Re: Drop Spindles

Ooh, we'll be at Rufford too, can I come and chat to you about learning to spin? (I'll be trading in a small white tent )

K

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