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by John Waller
Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sleeveless Doublets for archers...
Replies: 63
Views: 12359

Re: Sleeveless Doublets for archers...

Back to the original question. It may be worth finding the original to check the translation but I offer... From the Ordinances of Louis XI of France (1461-1483) And first they must have for the said Jacks, 30, or at least 25 folds of cloth and a stag's skin; those of 30, with the stag's skin, being...
by John Waller
Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 48218

Re: Bannockburn 2014

So The City of Stirling won the bid to host Armed Forces Day on 28th of August and three months later people have just realised there might be an issue? Hardly a 'bolt out of the blue' Mr Leader of the SNP group. Didn't any one point out 'hey isn't that the same date as the 700th anniversary of some...
by John Waller
Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wig makers at IHLF
Replies: 1
Views: 1250

Re: Wig makers at IHLF

Hello all, Having recently attended the IHLF near Leicester this year, I saw a stall displaying (and I assume selling) historical themed wigs and hairpieces. Does anybody know who they were? I should've taken card, but they were so busy and I didnt want to interrupt! Cheers (Ive also posted this in...
by John Waller
Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Model making
Replies: 3
Views: 4308

Re: Model making

Miniart do a few 1/16th scale knights and foot soldiers and a 1/72nd scale castle.

http://www.wonderlandmodels.com/models/ ... s/miniart/
by John Waller
Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: The Farm goes back to Tudor Times
Replies: 83
Views: 25478

Re: The Farm goes back to Tudor Times

Vanilla is one spice I can't find in the 1481 Petty Customs records as it wasn't introduced to Europe by Cortes until the 1520s along with chocolate. Cinnamon, saffron, pepper, sugar, salt, nutmegs, cloves, mace and ginger all feature. Only one record of lemons but loads of oranges. One cargo manife...
by John Waller
Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:29 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: 'Recurved' longbows?
Replies: 6
Views: 2443

Re: 'Recurved' longbows?

Chris has made bows as described. I don't think there is a huge demand for them as they don't meet the spec for a longbow as defined by various archery bodies. A couple of friends have bows by Chris with recurved limbs based on a LOTR elvish / ancient eygyptian hybrid style. Lovely work and very fas...
by John Waller
Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:08 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: CORKS OR STOPPERS for 15thC??
Replies: 10
Views: 2603

Re: CORKS OR STOPPERS for 15thC??

Cork was certainly being imported. Below a few examples from the 1480-81 Petty Customs records. I can find 14 records of cork being imported in that period. Exactly what it was used for, not sure. Shoe makers use cork in later periods, not sure about C15th as do fishermen on nets but again I'm not s...
by John Waller
Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Food in 18th century England - talk
Replies: 1
Views: 2442

Food in 18th century England - talk

The best I ever ate’ or ‘good for nothing’? Recipes, recipe collecting and cultures of food in 18th century England, by Dr Sara Pennell, author. Sat 16th Nov 2013, 2:30pm at Surrey History Centre. Tickets: £5.00 For further details of each talk please see our website Heritage events To book tickets ...
by John Waller
Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:07 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: North East Archery Groups and Clubs
Replies: 5
Views: 1446

Re: North East Archery Groups and Clubs

Mate of mine on Teesside shoots at Whitby Archery Club. If you would like me to hook you up pm me your contact details.
by John Waller
Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:58 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wanted - Foldover Petersham
Replies: 3
Views: 1383

Re: Wanted - Foldover Petersham

Miss Costello wrote:Duttons for Buttons sell it I'm sure. If it's not on their website, drop them an email. If not my local haberdasher does, I could pop some in the post for you.



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Thanks. That's annoying as I was in N Yorks last week. I'll give them a try and might take you up on your kind offer.
by John Waller
Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wanted - Foldover Petersham
Replies: 3
Views: 1383

Wanted - Foldover Petersham

A few year ago I bought some 25mm black petersham from MacCulloch & Wallis. This had an open weave line running down the centre of the ribbon designed to make it easy to fold over an edge. The chap in the shop described it as foldover petersham - and they don't have it anymore. It really is love...
by John Waller
Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Flintlock Mechanism Makers
Replies: 2
Views: 2739

Re: Flintlock Mechanism Makers

Henry Kranks in Pudsey sells quite a range of detatched repro locks.
by John Waller
Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: The 2nd (Queen’s Royal) Regiment of Foot - circa 1809
Replies: 7
Views: 3480

Re: The 2nd (Queen’s Royal) Regiment of Foot - circa 1809

Join us on The Road to Waterloo. Our winter drill season is now starting. Which is the ideal time to give it a go to see if life as a redcoat is for you. We are currently kitting out for a post 1812 impression to complement our main penninsular war kit. Our provisional events list for 2014 (subject ...
by John Waller
Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Looking for a late 18th Century Non-Military Society
Replies: 2
Views: 1228

Re: Looking for a late 18th Century Non-Military Society

http://www.manneredmob.com/ 1730 - 1760

Not sure if The Regency Club is still going? Anyone know?

Lots of regency dance groups around including http://www.regencyassembly.co.uk/

There are a few groups about that hold regency house parties and the like but tend to be private and by invitation.
by John Waller
Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Newbie saying hi, and a question!
Replies: 42
Views: 9076

Re: Newbie saying hi, and a question!

And don't forget the maul along with the dagger.
by John Waller
Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Methods of Torture in the 17th century
Replies: 9
Views: 4530

Re: Methods of Torture in the 17th century

Bagpipes were around.
by John Waller
Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Free Short Course - England in the time of Richard III
Replies: 3
Views: 1899

Free Short Course - England in the time of Richard III

Part of the FutureLearn project launched today this free online course is offered by the University of Leicester. England in the time of King Richard III Explore 15th century England through the team of scholars in archaeology, history and literature responsible for the recent excavation of Richard ...
by John Waller
Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Jacobites
Replies: 3
Views: 2326

Re: Jacobites

Men in kilts, 'spot the ball'. Lucy, really :roll:
by John Waller
Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Black Brunswicker Deaths head badges for shako
Replies: 1
Views: 1080

Re: Black Brunswicker Deaths head badges for shako

saxon1919 wrote:Hi, I am looking for Black Brunswicker Deaths head badges for shakos. Does anyone know a supplier of these? Also someone I spoke to asked me what size the badge should be. Any ideas?


Contact Crusade they have a brunswicker contingent and a chap who makes their headwear.
by John Waller
Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: New Market - 1600-1900 era - Espressions of interest invited
Replies: 7
Views: 2207

Re: New Market - 1600-1900 era - Espressions of interest inv

Thanks to all who have been it touch. Following a meeting last night we have decided to defer the event until next spring. This is due to time constraints and venue availability. We want to do this properly and not go off half-cocked so feel that deferal is for the best. Latest plan is to launch the...
by John Waller
Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What is this Sword
Replies: 5
Views: 1713

Re: What is this Sword

Stylistically Indian I would say. Tiger chasing deer hilt. I've seen one with an elephant and tiger hilt. Tourist souvenir possibly.
by John Waller
Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: What does your pitch fee go to ? does a market improve a sho
Replies: 22
Views: 4932

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

. Why are garages so expensive on catering lines ? Because petrol is not what they make their money on... Tis true. The oil company I used to work for won a test case in court after being refused a liquor licence at one of it's garages. They were able to prove that they made more on groceries ect t...
by John Waller
Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Cameras (Still and Film)
Replies: 1
Views: 1706

Re: Cameras (Still and Film)

Hello all, Following on from, and in addition to, my post on War Correspondents, can anyone suggest like contenders for still and film cameras that would have been used my correspondents? Also looking at examples of portable typewriters. Many thanks Chris Auckland What nationality? Look at http://w...
by John Waller
Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: What does your pitch fee go to ? does a market improve a sho
Replies: 22
Views: 4932

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

I suppose that you should be clear what you, as a trader are getting for your money. If the organiser doesn't say then ask. What is your anticipated footfall? How many attended last year? What advertising have you done? What assistance and facilities will I get? Do you have staff on call? What happe...
by John Waller
Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: New Market - 1600-1900 era - Espressions of interest invited
Replies: 7
Views: 2207

Re: New Market - 1600-1900 era - Espressions of interest inv

Martin wrote:hows about meaty stuff ? :)


Your name vill go on ze list. Actually it already was. Info & update soon hopefully.
by John Waller
Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: BOOM!
Replies: 11
Views: 13054

Re: BOOM!

Now all I need is a Coehorn mortar, so I can take these up to Otterburn artillery ranges and see how far I can lob them! We fired an original coehorn mortar once at Fort Nelson for a TV job. Shells were toilet cistern ballcock floats filled with cat litter and sprayed black. Only needed a very smal...
by John Waller
Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: New Market - 1600-1900 era - Espressions of interest invited
Replies: 7
Views: 2207

New Market - 1600-1900 era - Espressions of interest invited

A new re-enactment market is being planned and expressions of interest are invited from potential traders. The venue is not huge and we are therefore aiming for a niche market that we feel is not fully catered for by the current large fairs. We are therefore restricting the market to traders who pre...

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