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by 40/- freeholder
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Medieval Music in the Dales
Replies: 8
Views: 6617

Re: Medieval Music in the Dales

Not long to go now to this year's MMITD, looking forward to it. Just to say that despite the damage done by the recent cloudburst, Wensleydale is still very much open to visitors so do support this event if possible.
by 40/- freeholder
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Is there any provenance for this helmet?
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Re: Is there any provenance for this helmet?

The helmet looks as though it has a fitting for a nasal guard, suggesting the rim and visor are subsequent additions.
by 40/- freeholder
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Hardwood Supplier?
Replies: 3
Views: 1502

Re: Hardwood Supplier?

I was going to recommend John Boddy at Boroughbridge but a Google search shows the business was taken over and then shut down. However, the Google results also have a range of alternative suggestions for suppliers of oak, in particular.
by 40/- freeholder
Tue May 28, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: 4and20Blackbirds kit sale
Replies: 1
Views: 640

Re: 4and20Blackbirds kit sale

Rent a Peasant is down sizing too. There's a clay oven, spit, grid iron and cauldron looking for new homes. NE England.
by 40/- freeholder
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Monks Habit
Replies: 11
Views: 5814

Re: Monks Habit

Just a follow up query for Brother Ranulf. How did John Lydgate spend so much time in the secular world? I understood he was a monk but he was a prolific author of secular works. I was involved in a production of Lydgate's Disguising at Hertford many years ago, written for the court of the young Hen...
by 40/- freeholder
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Where can I put my sword?
Replies: 4
Views: 2802

Re: Where can I put my sword?

Out of interest, how likely is it that your sword would get stolen? I have a lot of valuable kit but it's not the sort of stuff that can be sold down the pub, so I've never had any bother. I keep a lot of kit that's not used regularly in the attic. On top, or at the back of, a wardrobe might be good...
by 40/- freeholder
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Jorvik Viking Festival
Replies: 0
Views: 1715

Jorvik Viking Festival

Looking forward to some retail therapy at the Viking markets on Saturday. I don't actually need anything, but one cannot have too many brooches, drop spindles and other small, pretty, shiny objects.
Anyone else going as a MOP?
by 40/- freeholder
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Looking for opportunities
Replies: 3
Views: 1834

Re: Looking for opportunities

I'm in Co. Durham so, out of interest, whereabouts in N. Yorks are you and where do you go dancing? I'm learning Playford dances with an English Folk Dance group. There was talk of a Playford Ball last summer but there wasn't enough interest for it to be viable. A costume Playford Ball is on my Buck...
by 40/- freeholder
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: rope maker/worker wanted for small project
Replies: 1
Views: 1663

Re: rope maker/worker wanted for small project

Two options in the general NE England area. One is the ropeworks at Hawes, very friendly & helpful people. The other is the chap who makes halters with public participation at Masham Sheep Fair. His polypropylene halters are brilliant but I'm sure he could make this with natural fibre rope. Can'...
by 40/- freeholder
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Our user data has been stolen
Replies: 6
Views: 3027

Re: Our user data has been stolen

There's been a slight increase in spam getting through the filters on my email but nothing that isn't blindingly obvious and instantly deleted. If Paul Murphy is so keen on destroying this forum, would he care to recommend an alternative that does not involve Zuckerberg/ Facebook in any incarnation?...
by 40/- freeholder
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Source of authentic quill pens
Replies: 1
Views: 1388

Re: Source of authentic quill pens

Jorge Kelman, who used to post here as Gregory23b, still makes quill pens for school use as he buys the goose quill feathers from me. Find an old post by him and try a PM. If that gets no response, PM me and I'll give you his email address. I've plenty of quill feathers in stock @ 50p each, if you w...
by 40/- freeholder
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Jorvik Viking Festival Markets
Replies: 0
Views: 2274

Jorvik Viking Festival Markets

It would be very helpful if traders who are going to be attending this event could inform us where they are likely to be situated. Couldn't find people/things I was looking for in Feb only to be told afterwards they were in another venue, not the unsatisfactory marquees with queues to get in and a c...
by 40/- freeholder
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Event Announcements
Topic: Battles Over
Replies: 0
Views: 3030

Battles Over

Sunday 11th November.
Tow Law Millennium Green 6pm (Co. Durham, NE England)
Band, Beacon, Readings, Names of Fallen
All Welcome

If you're really keen, there's a piper with fire engine & crew at the War Memorial 6am, proceeding down the main street, A68, to the War Graves in the cemetery.
by 40/- freeholder
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Medieval Music in the Dales
Replies: 8
Views: 6617

Re: Medieval Music in the Dales

Excellent news. Since you're booking Living History, will there be any objection to MOP in appropriate costume? Unsurprisingly, I was much warmer & more comfortable this year in costume than the previous year in modern clothes. Liked the deposit bar glasses with MMITD logo this year, and the opt...
by 40/- freeholder
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Medieval Music in the Dales
Replies: 8
Views: 6617

Re: Medieval Music in the Dales

This is an event that could do with more reminders on this forum. I went in costume this year, as a MOP, on the Sunday and spent a very happy afternoon between the bar and other free performance areas, listening to superb musicians with no electronic gadgetry playing period music in a castle and hap...
by 40/- freeholder
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: WTB lamb fleece or sheepskin for scabbard lining
Replies: 1
Views: 2895

Re: WTB lamb fleece or sheepskin for scabbard lining

Have you thought of using an old charity shop sheepskin coat for this job?
I'm sure I've got one tucked away in the attic and could cut out relevant sized piece, price to be decided, if you can give the dimensions required.
by 40/- freeholder
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Felling seams - advice for a newbie, please.
Replies: 2
Views: 2659

Re: Felling seams - advice for a newbie, please.

I think you answered your question in your last sentence. I find I do each garment differently as there just seems to be a natural way to go, depending on the cloth and the garment being made. I was very heartened to see in the "Bumper Book of Vikings" aka the Haithabu/Hedeby site report, ...
by 40/- freeholder
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Interacting with MOPS?
Replies: 3
Views: 2814

Re: Interacting with MOPS?

I'm happy to talk to MOPS if they initiate the interaction, on an Enquire Within basis. What I don't do, because I don't like being on the receiving end, is the Ancient Mariner approach.
I have eyes to see and a civil tongue in my head, so I expect the same from my audience.
by 40/- freeholder
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: These forums - undead, or still twitching?
Replies: 19
Views: 11516

Re: These forums - undead, or still twitching?

Definitely still twitching, both in the alive and bird watching senses. I have a quick browse through the topics daily, though I rarely log in. I've never engaged with Facebook & given the recent revelations about the mis-use of Facebook data, I'm very glad I haven't. So, this site is still a va...
by 40/- freeholder
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: FS Goose quill feathers
Replies: 0
Views: 3054

FS Goose quill feathers

The geese are moulting so I have fresh primary and secondary quill feathers suitable for pens, fletching, textile tools and all other historic uses of such feathers. Suggest 50p each but open to negotiation for bulk order.
by 40/- freeholder
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Categorising activities
Replies: 1
Views: 1880

Re: Categorising activities

Music and dance seem to be lacking.
by 40/- freeholder
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Roman linen or wool tunica
Replies: 2
Views: 3177

Re: Roman linen or wool tunica

I've got at least one I could sell. Please PM for details.
by 40/- freeholder
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Re-enactors Wanted
Topic: dancing partner required
Replies: 0
Views: 3496

dancing partner required

I would like to attend a Playford Ball being proposed for 17th August near Durham. The organisers would like participants in suitable costume and would like unattached ladies to provide themselves with gentlemen dancing partners. They explicitly do not want women dancing together. If there is a gent...
by 40/- freeholder
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Tanning fur
Replies: 2
Views: 2370

Re: Tanning fur

With respect to the good Brother, plenty of smallholders during the "Good Life" revival of the'70's/80's tawed their own skins using the egg & alum method. They can be made very soft and supple, just needs plenty of elbow grease. I still use goat skins I tawed back in the day. If you a...
by 40/- freeholder
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Looking for reenactment group in the north east
Replies: 6
Views: 3495

Re: Looking for reenactment group in the north east

There'll be some re-enactors at the Morpeth Gathering April 6th-8th. I believe Time Bandits from Newcastle are running the battle on Sat & Sun but there'll be musicians and costume living historians too.
by 40/- freeholder
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wanted 15th century Burgundian . Sorted
Replies: 3
Views: 3141

Re: Wanted 15th century Burgundian gow

If all else fails, I've one for hire. Green wool lined with dark green linen. Flower pot henin head dress in matching green with black. Dress is free size. Belt might need extra holes punched through. If you're interested I'll try & find camera for photos.
by 40/- freeholder
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Victorian Manuscript cookbooks?
Replies: 4
Views: 10307

Re: Victorian Manuscript cookbooks?

Certainly not dirt common. They crop up fairly regularly in the specialist cookery booksellers catalogues. Give a shout if you put it on Ebay.
by 40/- freeholder
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Gwen Mitchell
Replies: 1
Views: 2475

Re: Gwen Mitchell

Thanks everyone, Gwen has now made contact with her dad.
by 40/- freeholder
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Gwen Mitchell
Replies: 1
Views: 3516

Re: Gwen Mitchell

Thanks everyone, Gwen has now made contact with her dad.
by 40/- freeholder
Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Gwen Mitchell
Replies: 1
Views: 2475

Gwen Mitchell

I'm not on Facebook and the like, so if anyone knows/knows of Gwen Mitchell could you pass word on that her Dad hasn't had any communication from her for 6 months or so and would appreciate it if she made contact. Gwen is early 30's, possibly in the Vike or Regia, has done weapons training and black...

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