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by 40/- freeholder
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Christmas in the Stuart Era
Replies: 1
Views: 105

Re: Christmas in the Stuart Era

For a late Elizabethan gentleman farmer's Christmas, look at Thomas Tusser's 500 Points of Good Husbandry. There are various modern editions but my favourite is that edited by Dorothy Hartley. Stations of the Sun by Ronald Hutton is a very good summary of the evolution of Christmas, and other annual...
by 40/- freeholder
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Need help with Bread
Replies: 34
Views: 8471

Re: Need help with Bread

I've got a Beehive bread oven that's now looking for a new home as it hasn't been used for years. There are photos of it in use on the Rent a Peasant website http://www.rentapeasant.co.uk. It's made wonderful bread, pies, biscuits etc. Offers invited. I can deliver to Co. Durham, N. Yorks, Cumbria, ...
by 40/- freeholder
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: From trousers to hose
Replies: 1
Views: 842

Re: From trousers to hose

This blog on the Oxbow books website might be relevant (www.oxbowbooks.com)
Who wears the trousers? The History, Politics and Culture of Trousers
by 40/- freeholder
Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: FS Assorted male costume
Replies: 4
Views: 1210

Re: FS Assorted male costume

Here are some half hose in 3 sizes, made from a Copenhagen Museum pattern taken from a Greenland find. Originally made for a Medieval Fair, to go over trousers for men unused to wearing "skirts". In the event, it was a hot day so the men went with shorts and bare legs, so these were never ...
by 40/- freeholder
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: FS Assorted male costume
Replies: 4
Views: 1210

Re: FS Assorted male costume

Apologies, forgot to check Inbox here for PM's. Now replying to enquiries with photos. Hopefully attached are photos of a medieval wool tunic, based on pattern from Bocksten man find, fulled wool, never been worn, has acquired some stains in storage; also wool hose from Bocksten man pattern. These h...
by 40/- freeholder
Wed May 24, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: FS Assorted male costume
Replies: 4
Views: 1210

Re: FS Assorted male costume

Many thanks for all enquiries received so far. Photos currently a problem as I can't find the camera & don't have a mobile, let alone one which takes photos. Will keep everyone posted as and when I find relevant kit/old photos.
by 40/- freeholder
Wed May 24, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 761

Re: wanted

blue trousers 1.5" hem, 28" inside leg (typo last time) 38" waist
Still looking for camera so no photos as yet
Say £20/pair plus P&P for the lot
by 40/- freeholder
Mon May 22, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Bal Maiden Gook
Replies: 4
Views: 612

Re: Bal Maiden Gook

Lesley Bentham of Yes! We Have National Costumes might be able to help. As far as I know, she's not on the web and I don't want to put her address and phone number here. However, her daughter, Tanya Bentham, contributes to this site, she does amazing embroidery & tablet weaving. Might be worth c...
by 40/- freeholder
Sat May 20, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: FS Assorted male costume
Replies: 4
Views: 1210

FS Assorted male costume

Realistically, I've got a lot of kit for former male members of Rent a Peasant that no longer fits anyone and is taking up wardrobe space that could be used for new kit for me. Pictures can be seen on Rent a Peasant website. Eras cover Romano-British to Tudor, all hand made by me, no machine sewing....
by 40/- freeholder
Fri May 19, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 761

Re: wanted

I have some trousers that might be suitable Beige wool drill, inside leg 30", hem 2.5", waist 36", to be worn with braces Brown check wool tweed, inside leg 34", hem 2.5", waist 38", to be worn with braces Navy blue wool serge, 27" inside leg, waist 38", to be...
by 40/- freeholder
Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: The Greedy Queen
Replies: 0
Views: 991

The Greedy Queen

Eating with Victoria.
Dr Annie Gray is currently doing promotional talks for this forthcoming book. I went to one and she is a very good and entertaining speaker. Worth seeing if she comes to your area, or listening to if she's on radio.
by 40/- freeholder
Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Viking outfit
Replies: 10
Views: 1798

Re: Viking outfit

Did you get sorted at the Jorvik markets? Queues were horrendous to get in but there was excellent kit on sale. I would have liked a closer look at the repro Viborg shirt, for example, but there were too many people in the way.
by 40/- freeholder
Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Linen needed.
Replies: 6
Views: 1129

Re: Linen needed.

There's always Ikea for heavy weight linen.
by 40/- freeholder
Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: No Comments, very disappointing.
Replies: 8
Views: 1510

Re: No Comments, very disappointing.

If it's an interesting read, there is no need for a reply. It looks like your posts are of interest to a lot of viewers, irrespective of responses. I come here to read & be informed rather than write.
by 40/- freeholder
Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Re-enactors Wanted
Topic: Falconry, Music, Story-tellers
Replies: 7
Views: 1274

Re: Falconry, Music, Story-tellers

I'm in Co. Durham, usual spinning, chicken plucking, friendly mule etc. Out of interest, how is the current housing restriction for poultry affecting falconers? It looks like the housing requirement may extend beyond end Feb, hence I'm chary of offering baby chick option. Contact form on http://www....
by 40/- freeholder
Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: How often do you want us to visit?
Replies: 5
Views: 1258

Re: How often do you want us to visit?

I visit most days but there is rarely a topic that I can make a useful contribution to, so I don't log in.
by 40/- freeholder
Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: River Tees Viking Helmet?
Replies: 7
Views: 2202

Re: River Tees Viking Helmet?

Has anyone made a repro of this helmet? I could be interested in a child size one for Viking school visits, as it's a regional find.
I understand it's currently undergoing conservation work, so not on display.
by 40/- freeholder
Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Viking outfit
Replies: 10
Views: 1798

Re: Viking outfit

The markets at Jorvik Viking Festival, held in February half term in York. Details on Jorvik Viking Centre website.
by 40/- freeholder
Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: New member - medieval music
Replies: 5
Views: 1448

Re: New member - medieval music

Welcome! Whereabouts in the country are you based?
by 40/- freeholder
Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: North East Groups?
Replies: 2
Views: 786

Re: North East Groups?

Might be worth your while going to the re-enactors fair at Brancepeth Castle at the end of October to meet other interested parties. I'm just myself these days, and mostly do talks rather than full living history displays. Locally, there's Regia's Sancte Cuthbert's Land and the Vike's Dunholm group ...
by 40/- freeholder
Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Sold 17th century style shoes size 6
Replies: 3
Views: 640

Re: For Sale 17th century style shoes size 6

I'd like these, will confirm by PM.
by 40/- freeholder
Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:05 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15th century, female dress question.
Replies: 4
Views: 1573

Re: 15th century, female dress question.

I don't know about C15th upper class dress but C16th working women wore black partlets, see Bruegel, Aertsen, Beukelaar etc paintings. In your middle picture, the lady on the right has the white chemise showing, whereas the other two ladies have the black garment covering the chemise, which suggests...
by 40/- freeholder
Mon Sep 05, 2016 7:59 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Dark Age waist bags
Replies: 2
Views: 1008

Re: Dark Age waist bags

I've made one using a commercial bamboo ring, since it is totally covered over, so I would expect willow to work too.
by 40/- freeholder
Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Re-enactors Wanted
Topic: mule hire wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 1260

Re: mule hire wanted

The same request was posted in the Buy & Sell section, where I replied. Despite the apparent necessity of a swift response, there has been no further contact from the original author. Maybe he has found mule/s elsewhere.
by 40/- freeholder
Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Mule hire
Replies: 3
Views: 687

Re: Mule hire

Frances mule would certainly be interested. Happy to discuss further, either PM here or email via the contact form on the website link kindly posted by Phil. I'm in Co. Durham, about 20 miles from Corbridge.
by 40/- freeholder
Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Advice needed: H&S and Displaying wool
Replies: 8
Views: 1818

Re: Advice needed: H&S and Displaying wool

Part of this concern is a hangover from the days when we were legally obliged to dip our sheep in OP sheep dip. A warm room full of such unwashed fleeces was certainly a health hazard, quite apart from the actual dipping process. Few flocks still use full immersive dip and the active chemicals are n...
by 40/- freeholder
Thu Feb 25, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Shame about the shoes
Replies: 11
Views: 2199

Re: Shame about the shoes

I hope to go in kit next year, with a friend & her 8 year old son who were inspired by this year's event. I will be wearing modern shoes as the last time I wore period shoes in York I lost my footing and went down hard on the modern smooth surface. I'm at the stage where I can't risk broken neck...
by 40/- freeholder
Tue Feb 23, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Shame about the shoes
Replies: 11
Views: 2199

Re: Shame about the shoes

The incentive to go to Jorvik Viking Festival in kit is the discount admittance to the markets. In that respect, the organisers are gently encouraging such participation.
by 40/- freeholder
Sat Jan 23, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: The Spa Rout - March 12th - A Regency rout-party
Replies: 2
Views: 1030

Re: The Spa Rout - March 12th - Leamington Spa

Does anyone ever organise events like this at Harrogate?
Would love to go to something like this, or a Regency Ball, but Bath and RLS are too far away.
by 40/- freeholder
Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Campfire talk forum
Replies: 3
Views: 1285

Re: Campfire talk forum

Thanks. It seems to have re-appeared. I was getting a 404 not found error message.

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