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by Fox
Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 55719

Re: Bannockburn 2014

Sausages wrote:Northern Alliance I believe has been broken up.

I was at Flodden with them only a few weeks ago, so I guess not.

http://www.northern-alliance.org.uk/
by Fox
Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Yes i know but 2014 Tewkesbury
Replies: 11
Views: 4986

Re: Yes i know but 2014 Tewkesbury

Type16 wrote:Hi Dianne,

Not had ours yet. Please can you resend?

Cheers, Andy

What company do you trade as?
by Fox
Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 55719

Re: Bannockburn 2014

Phil the Grips wrote:2014 is Independence voting year- could get very political very quickly whether intended or not.

I think that might over estimate the importance of the Independence debate to the denizens of the East Midlands.
by Fox
Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:31 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 55719

Re: Bannockburn 2014

I wonder if EH might be interested a more usual display for History Live!

It is a significant anniversary, and a lot of the suspects you might want will be there anyway....
by Fox
Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 55719

Re: Bannockburn 2014

BTB: Anyone who does fancy the sound of this, applications are supposed to be in by tomorrow, so you should contact "Bannockburn Live" straight away.
by Fox
Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 55719

Re: Bannockburn 2014

I've just been thumbing through my participants application one last time before deciding not to complete and return it. Arrival and set up is on the morning of Friday 27th June. That's a tall order for the English; we're quite northerly and it's still a three and half hour journey on a clear run, a...
by Fox
Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Flodden at Etal, August 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 6794

Re: Flodden at Etal, August 2013

Thanks.
by Fox
Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:35 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Almain rivet armour
Replies: 12
Views: 4400

Re: Almain rivet armour

I'm afraid, I have sort of done "old fashioned armour" updated route. I've changed helmet, swapped bevoir for a gorget, new lamed tassets and new bears paw sabatons. I should have some pictures of it all together next week, so we'll see what people make of it. There you go.... Berkeley 1(...
by Fox
Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:31 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Lawrence of Lancashire
Replies: 1
Views: 1651

Re: Lawrence of Lancashire

<like> :thumbup:
by Fox
Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Hound of the Baskervilles.
Replies: 2
Views: 2230

Hound of the Baskervilles.

From Black Knight's Sherlock Holmes themed Victorian weekend on the Isle of Man, with Nick Gibson as Sir Henry Baskerville, Jackie Phillips as Winifred Smiddle and Isabel as The Hound.

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SirHenry.jpg
by Fox
Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Almain rivet armour
Replies: 12
Views: 4400

Re: Almain rivet armour

I'm afraid, I have sort of done "old fashioned armour" updated route.

I've changed and helmet, swapped bevoir for a gorget, new lamed tassets and new bears paw sabatons.

I should have some pictures of it all together next week, so we'll see what people make of it.
by Fox
Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Almain rivet armour
Replies: 12
Views: 4400

Re: Almain rivet armour

Dude! Sweet!
by Fox
Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: What does your pitch fee go to ? does a market improve a sho
Replies: 22
Views: 5701

Re: What does your pitch fee go to ? does a market improve a

its just that over the weekend many traders talked about what our pitch fee's are used for Well, they're not hypothecated for anything as such; I don't know any organiser who works that way. What are traders paying for? First there is work to just simply administering the booking, sending out warni...
by Fox
Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: What does your pitch fee go to ? does a market improve a sho
Replies: 22
Views: 5701

Re: What does your pitch fee go to ?

Medicus Matt wrote:I doubt that they do it for love and buttons.

Personally, I do. Less the buttons. :)
by Fox
Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: What does your pitch fee go to ? does a market improve a sho
Replies: 22
Views: 5701

Re: What does your pitch fee go to ? does a market improve a

p.s what does this mean "And no organiser sets out to put off the public; their profitability will depend on punters coming through the gate. " ? It means that the person who suffers most from poor attendance is the organiser; there is no conspiracy to defraud traders. Poor advertising is...
by Fox
Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: What does your pitch fee go to ? does a market improve a sho
Replies: 22
Views: 5701

Re: What does your pitch fee go to ? does a market improve a

I don't think it is a digression. You wanted to suggest that re-enactments need a market, presumably to strengthen the position of traders in this man-of-straw argument you appear to have created. I think Phil and Matt have pointed out that there are, and always have been, plenty of events which do ...
by Fox
Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:16 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Newbie's guide to kit buying
Replies: 53
Views: 31771

Re: Newbie's guide to kit buying

Re-examine the scope of each statement; you have a fault in the compiler.
by Fox
Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Newbie's guide to kit buying
Replies: 53
Views: 31771

Re: Newbie's guide to kit buying

I disagree with you, Steve, about everything, except that it should be fun; of course it should be fun.
However, I don't think it helps to go into that here. Let's agree to disagree.
by Fox
Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:52 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Newbie's guide to kit buying
Replies: 53
Views: 31771

Re: Newbie's guide to kit buying

For later-14th/15thC battle re-enactment, I'd argue against people getting a sword at all [until they have almost everything else they need]. By that stage, although swords have become relatively widely available to ordinary soldiers, no one, rich or poor, is using an [ordinary] sword as their prima...
by Fox
Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:18 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Has any one bought thomas
Replies: 3
Views: 2173

Re: Has any one bought thomas

I thought about it, but.... no.
by Fox
Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:16 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tewkesbury 2013
Replies: 17
Views: 6174

Re: Tewkesbury 2013

houseoffreyja wrote:However, there was no stamp on the envelope....

Wasn't it supposed to be an stamped SAE?
by Fox
Wed May 22, 2013 9:58 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tatton Park Medieval Fayre 2013: Warning Orders
Replies: 0
Views: 1401

Tatton Park Medieval Fayre 2013: Warning Orders

Warning Orders for the Medieval Fayre at the Old Hall, Tatton Park have been sent out this morning. All the traders that we have booked in should have received them. If you think that should be attending and have not received warning orders, then please contact us. [I am only human, mistakes are so...
by Fox
Fri May 10, 2013 9:33 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 49
Views: 40722

Re: Insurance

The message is CHECK YOUR POLICY YOU MAY NOT BE COVERED. Amen. I had the same problem with an insurer some years ago when, after the policy was issued, they provided guidelines for black-powder use. I can't believe anyone in any period of re-enactment has ever operated under the terms they provided...
by Fox
Fri May 10, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 55719

Re: Bannockburn 2014

That probably describes 90% of reenactment groups right there. I agree; as we've already said many of us didn't exactly cover ourselves in re-enactment glory 10 years ago when the re-enactments started at Bannockburn. And I can't disagree that 10 years ago I had some funny ideas about history that ...
by Fox
Thu May 09, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 55719

Re: Bannockburn 2014

For everyone's reference:
http://www.clanranald.org/

...includes contact details including an e-mail address.

Personally, the more I hear, the less comfortable I think I'd be with the whole thing; it doesn't seem like my thing.
I wish everyone else the best of luck with the project.
by Fox
Wed May 08, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 55719

Re: Bannockburn 2014

I have a reply to my e-mail in which I quoted the article in the Scotsman, and pointed out that "As English re-enactor I'm concerned that this event no longer looks as promising as it once did, especially for the English." I also asked "Are you still planning to recreate the battle us...
by Fox
Thu May 02, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 55719

Re: Bannockburn 2014

I meant who is the Scottish equivalent of Nige and Paul; who would you contact to raise interest, recruit and assist with cat herding of re-enactors.
by Fox
Wed May 01, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 55719

Re: Bannockburn 2014

Ok positive slant what would it take to get me there I'd need some pretty strong indicators that it wouldn't be a Walter Scott inspired Independence rally and that any re-enactors I encouraged to go would be (a) safe (b) enjoy themselves (c) feel I hadn't sold them a lemon when I insisted on some l...

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