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by 40/- freeholder
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Re-enactors Wanted
Topic: dancing partner required
Replies: 0
Views: 267

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: 269

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: 481

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: 504

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: 2
Views: 845

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: 306

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: 421

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: 306

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...
by 40/- freeholder
Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Gwen Mitchell
Replies: 1
Views: 421

Gwen Mitchell

I've been asked to put a call out for Gwen Mitchell to contact her Dad as he's getting concerned that she hasn't been in communication for 6 months or so. Gwen has been in Viking re-enactment, done weapons training and blacksmithing. Gwen is a well built lady, early 30's and may use a walking stick....
by 40/- freeholder
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Christmas in the Stuart Era
Replies: 1
Views: 359

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: 9890

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: 1358

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: 1639

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: 1639

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: 1639

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: 1075

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: 1278

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: 1639

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: 1075

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: 1418

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: 2504

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: 1866

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: 2227

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: 2213

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: 2174

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: 2710

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: 2504

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: 2264

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: 1159

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: 1015

Re: For Sale 17th century style shoes size 6

I'd like these, will confirm by PM.

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