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by Simon Atford
Mon May 23, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 8832
Views: 617049

Re: 4 Word Story

like they were hot
by Simon Atford
Sat May 21, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Should history be fictional?
Replies: 15
Views: 5171

Re: Should history be fictional?

Historical fiction can teach us lessons about the times it was written in even if it can't tell us much about the times in which it is set and the persons and events it portrays. Take Shakespeare for example. The history plays are not accurate sources for the events they portray but they do tell us ...
by Simon Atford
Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Regional Markets - Thank You
Replies: 2
Views: 1373

Re: Regional Markets - Thank You

We (the Company of Chivalry) had a stand for recruitment and promotion at Stretcholt. Really good way to get into the swing of the season before the first event proper at Easter.
by Simon Atford
Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Retail therapy
Replies: 6
Views: 1946

Re: Retail therapy

I will be at the SWRM on Saturday manning the CoC stand.
by Simon Atford
Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 8832
Views: 617049

Re: 4 Word Story

Culture who had a
by Simon Atford
Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Shame about the shoes
Replies: 11
Views: 2739

Re: Shame about the shoes

Maybe it's a little naive of me, but if the people who are not actually part of a display, are enthusiastic enough to have a crack at making costume for a city event like this, may they not, potentially become reenactors in the future, if they are made to feel welcome, rather than criticized for th...
by Simon Atford
Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Shame about the shoes
Replies: 11
Views: 2739

Re: Shame about the shoes

40/- freeholder wrote: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.


Perhaps people should only get the discount if they wear authentic shoes?
by Simon Atford
Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Shame about the shoes
Replies: 11
Views: 2739

Re: Shame about the shoes

Don't some clients such as EH discourage the MOPs from turning up in 'costume'? Generally speaking the only costumed MOPs I see are children (which is never an issue as they are clearly not meant to be authentic are accompanied by non costumed parents) but we did have an issue with some people who ...
by Simon Atford
Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Shame about the shoes
Replies: 11
Views: 2739

Re: Shame about the shoes

Whilst I cannot speak for the other societies involved, all members of The Vikings were in authentic footwear at all times when on public display. I am fairly confident that the other societies involved would have operated in similar vein. However........ There are huge numbers of Members of the Pu...
by Simon Atford
Sun Feb 21, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Shame about the shoes
Replies: 11
Views: 2739

Re: Shame about the shoes

This is one of my pet hates. I don't even like putting on modern shoes for health and safety reasons although I don't others doing it if during training or when MOPs can't see (and I will reluctantly if clients insist) For living history displays though it just looks crap and I especially can't unde...
by Simon Atford
Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 8832
Views: 617049

Re: 4 Word Story

Pig, Sponge Bob Square
by Simon Atford
Sat Feb 06, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 'Have a Caaaaaare!!!'
Replies: 12
Views: 3384

Re: 'Have a Caaaaaare!!!'

It has been used in the mock gunning session on board the Golden Hinde for as long as I can remember Griff, accompanied by getting people to put their fingers in their ears and open their mouths to mitigate the damage to ears caused by the sound waves. :crazy: :o Whoever devised the program in the ...
by Simon Atford
Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 8832
Views: 617049

Re: 4 Word Story

giant flying wombat with
by Simon Atford
Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Need help tracing 70's Historical TV series
Replies: 5
Views: 1935

Re: Need help tracing 70's Historical TV series

I am searching for a TV documentary series from the 70's about early Britain. I recall the title being 'The Dawn of Britain' but maybe mistaken. The host was a wild haired older gent, a professor type. The show commenced each episode with a pile of hay burning in a field. I particularily recall tha...
by Simon Atford
Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 8832
Views: 617049

Re: 4 Word Story

crotch though her white
by Simon Atford
Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Britain's Bloody Crown
Replies: 0
Views: 1105

Britain's Bloody Crown

Channel 5 8PM on Thursdays. Definitely one to avoid. I didn't mind Dan Jone's hip and trendy narration so much as the execrable reconstructions. String mail, Turkish style helms and other assorted junk from the costume warehouse. Stupid title as well. http://www.channel5.com/shows/britains-bloody-cr...
by Simon Atford
Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: War of the Worlds
Replies: 1
Views: 1253

Re: War of the Worlds

Sounds great. Shame I've spent my Xmas vouchers already.
by Simon Atford
Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 8832
Views: 617049

Re: 4 Word Story

ride and she don't

(Back to old lyrics there)
by Simon Atford
Wed Oct 21, 2015 6:04 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 8832
Views: 617049

Re: 4 Word Story

week is enough for
by Simon Atford
Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:14 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 8832
Views: 617049

Re: 4 Word Story

, the baker, the candlestick
by Simon Atford
Sun Sep 27, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 8832
Views: 617049

Re: 4 Word Story

, sprite and other soft
by Simon Atford
Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 8832
Views: 617049

Re: 4 Word Story

, run, run away when
by Simon Atford
Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 8832
Views: 617049

Re: 4 Word Story

-er of bacon from
by Simon Atford
Sun Sep 20, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 8832
Views: 617049

Re: 4 Word Story

, uniprose and other made
by Simon Atford
Sat Sep 19, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 8832
Views: 617049

Re: 4 Word Story

are the road crew
by Simon Atford
Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:24 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 8832
Views: 617049

Re: 4 Word Story

crevice searches of anyone
by Simon Atford
Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 8832
Views: 617049

Re: 4 Word Story

syrup, waffles and sausage
by Simon Atford
Wed Sep 16, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 8832
Views: 617049

Re: 4 Word Story

, stock the flipping lot
by Simon Atford
Mon Sep 14, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 8832
Views: 617049

Re: 4 Word Story

is all you need
by Simon Atford
Sun Sep 13, 2015 6:54 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 8832
Views: 617049

Re: 4 Word Story

off of flatulent hippos

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