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by SteveC
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: No 'what I am going to buy at TORM' thread?
Replies: 0
Views: 101

No 'what I am going to buy at TORM' thread?

We seemed to have missed out on the usual 'TORM intentions' thread, so here are some comments about it, after the event, instead. In a change for us, we stayed over with some friends who live only an hour away, so were able to be at Ruyton by about 9.15. That, of course, meant we were queueing befor...
by SteveC
Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Suit of armour wanted to borrow
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: Suit of armour wanted to borrow

Thanks. I've let my friend know.
by SteveC
Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Suit of armour wanted to borrow
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: Suit of armour wanted to borrow

I will point my friend at your website, then.
(I assume the .com is obsolete and the .co.uk is the correct one?)
by SteveC
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Suit of armour wanted to borrow
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Suit of armour wanted to borrow

A bit of a long shot, but... A friend, based near Weymouth, is involved in a production of 'Me and my Girl' and is looking to borrow a suit of armour. Apparently it 'comes to life, grabs a sword and walks off with it'. I suspect that a 'real' suit wouldn't actually work for this and also suspect ver...
by SteveC
Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Tudor sweets!
Replies: 0
Views: 609

Tudor sweets!

New programme from the BBC. Same team as did Victorian Bakers (I think--Annie Grey is certainly involved).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2017/29/the-sweet-makers

Steve
by SteveC
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: What do MOPs mean when they ask if something is real?
Replies: 15
Views: 1855

Re: What do MOPs mean when they ask if something is real?

I know, personally, how hard it is to approach a complete stranger and then open a meaningful dialogue - especially when that person is dressed so differently to the social norm. <snip> I guess that, for many members of the public, approaching a historical reenactor at an event, they might feel som...
by SteveC
Sun May 21, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Bal Maiden Gook
Replies: 4
Views: 589

Re: Bal Maiden Gook

No help with the patterns, I'm afraid, but I am interested in images of Cornish people wearing clogs.

For actually obtaining clogs, try http://www.nw-clogs.co.uk

Steve
by SteveC
Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: This may be a little off topic as it deals with dancing
Replies: 10
Views: 3219

Re: This may be a little off topic as it deals with dancing

Playford does apologise for publishing Yet all this should not have been an Incitement to me for Publication of this Worke (knowing these Times and the Nature of it do not agree,)But that there was a false and surrepticious Copy at the Printing Presse, which if it had been published, would have been...
by SteveC
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: South West LHF
Replies: 4
Views: 1078

Re: South West LHF

Latest from Facebook (and I can't find the posting, sorry) is that the riding school at Bridgwater can't accommodate the fair in the autumn, nor next spring.
by SteveC
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: March TORM
Replies: 5
Views: 1356

Re: March TORM

Seemed busy, especially the upstairs bar.
We spent lots. And have had serious discussions with a couple more traders about spending more.

Anyone else?
by SteveC
Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: South West LHF
Replies: 4
Views: 1078

Re: South West LHF

Thing is, its a bloody popular market. Saturday was crazy busy for us. Didn't stop till well into the afternoon. Sunday certainly wasn't too bad either. We always do very very well there. That's good to hear. It would be really handy to have a good market close to home. We can do TORM and back in a...
by SteveC
Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: South West LHF
Replies: 4
Views: 1078

South West LHF

We went on Saturday. I'm afraid we weren't expecting much and that's really what we got. The organiser posted this on the Facebook page last week Anyway, this is make or break for the South West Market - I am only prepared to keep this going if there is sufficient support to make it worth while for ...
by SteveC
Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: Being logged out?
Replies: 2
Views: 1810

Re: Being logged out?

Sorry for the delay in replying. I was waiting to see if the problem was when I switched devices or not, but it hasn't happened at all since then.
Must be 'one of those things'.
by SteveC
Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: Being logged out?
Replies: 2
Views: 1810

Being logged out?

Since the upgrade to the forum software (which is a real improvement) I've been finding that I'm being logged out all the time. I do select the 'keep me logged in button' every time. One thing which may not be helping is that I use four different devices (two computers, phone and iPad) to access the...
by SteveC
Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Linen needed.
Replies: 6
Views: 1074

Re: Linen needed.

Try https://www.facebook.com/sueslinenandlace/. Sue usually has all sorts in stock.

Steve
by SteveC
Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Received your email & am here.
Replies: 5
Views: 1049

Re: Received your email & am here.

Of course, this is one area where Facebook wins over a forum (and I'm speaking as someone who likes forums and in many ways prefers them to FB).
There's no 'like' button for people to say 'interesting stuff, thanks for posting' without cluttering things up with a load of posts which just say 'thanks'.
by SteveC
Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Show Us What You Carry. Blades & Firelocks.
Replies: 2
Views: 1235

Re: Show Us What You Carry. Blades & Firelocks.

I think one problem might be the legal differences between the US and this side of the pond.
I would be arrested in very short order if I went trekking with anything like that kit over here.

Nice looking stuff, though.
by SteveC
Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Time Commanders moves to BBC Four
Replies: 4
Views: 955

Re: Time Commanders moves to BBC Four

I thought it was all a bit 'shouty' (I suppose that's likely if Greg Wallace is involved).
Not sure wargaming is a spectator sport however you tart it up with big tellies and graphics.

And why was the slinger doing it underarm?
by SteveC
Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:52 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: This may be a little off topic as it deals with dancing
Replies: 10
Views: 3219

Re: This may be a little off topic as it deals with dancing

I've emailed a friend about this and she suggested 'Jenny Pluck Pears' from Playford as being the only 3/4 tune (and it's only the second part) she knew.
It's a nice dance and might be worth a look.

http://round.soc.srcf.net/dances/cdb/cdb2/jpp
by SteveC
Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: This may be a little off topic as it deals with dancing
Replies: 10
Views: 3219

Re: This may be a little off topic as it deals with dancing

You may be out of luck. The first three-time dances I can find instantly are minuets and they're a little late. What's the tune? It might be possible to use it as a 6/8 jig. Unfortunately our historical dance music expert isn't going to be at practice tonight (it's not a historical dance group, he j...
by SteveC
Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Solid hat liner/ secrete
Replies: 4
Views: 906

Re: Solid hat liner/ secrete

I have a friend who's had one made in the last year or so following an incident with an erratic pike.
I'll ask her and get back when I get a reply.
by SteveC
Tue Jul 12, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Two Js
Replies: 3
Views: 1352

Re: Two Js

http://www.twojs.me.uk/index.htm is working fine from here.
What error are you getting?
by SteveC
Sat Jun 11, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: Change of email adress
Replies: 1
Views: 1237

Re: Change of email adress

Click user control panel then profile then fill in the relevant bits of the form--probably only the things you want to change plus the 'are you human' check
(not actually tried it you understand, but that looks right)
by SteveC
Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Quartermasterie
Replies: 1
Views: 1116

Quartermasterie

Quartermasterie were missed (at least by us) at TORM. I know they're not really online, but does anyone know if they're still trading?

Thanks
by SteveC
Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Shadow light designs stock.
Replies: 4
Views: 1339

Re: Shadow light designs stock.

The various markets organised under the umbrella of the National Living History Fair http://www.nlhf.co.uk allow/encourage non-commercial traders to book a stall. I understand that's not really the thing with TORM. yggdrasil, of this parish, had a stall at the Bridgwater fair earlier this month and ...
by SteveC
Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Retail therapy
Replies: 6
Views: 1345

Retail therapy

Two markets this weekend so a spot of retail therapy, sorry acquiring essential items for the forthcoming season, is in order. TORM Friday, SWRM at Bridgwater on Saturday (and we're meeting friends for lunch on Sunday!) We have a list. But we've never been able to stick to one before... Anyone else ...
by SteveC
Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Writing paper and writing resources.
Replies: 11
Views: 1910

Re: Writing paper and writing resources.

Jorge wrote:
John Waller wrote:Krusty makes replica C17th pencils.

Any link or other contact information?

He's in ECWS Essex's http://www.earlofessex.org.uk.
by SteveC
Thu Nov 05, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Medlars
Replies: 6
Views: 1744

Medlars

We've been given a large bag of medlars and are wondering what to do with them.
Does anyone have any historical recipes? We do ECW so we'd been looking in the ~1580 to ~1650 time period.

Thanks

Steve
by SteveC
Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:18 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW in the North East
Replies: 4
Views: 1065

Re: ECW in the North East

Most ECWS groups seem to be pretty scattered these days as far as I can tell.
We're in Somerset, a lot of the group are near Oxford or Newbury, but we have members in Shrewesbury, Herefordshire...

Does mean we only meet at musters and the like, but that's the way it goes.
by SteveC
Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Noble Coin Usage
Replies: 7
Views: 1750

Re: Noble Coin Usage

Thanks for that, Dave. My information was from the 1980s, so not surprising things have moved on since then.

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