New re-enactment group in Edinburgh

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New re-enactment group in Edinburgh

Postby guthrie » Sun Sep 02, 2007 7:45 pm

Announcing the formation of a new Re-enactment group in Edinburgh, called "The company of St Margaret"
(CoSM for short)
We're looking for new members. Our period is around 1300, which is Lanark, Bannockburn and a few other things, and we will expand our range as the members desire, once we have one era working ok.

Our aim is to concentrate more on Living history, although some of the members will undoubtedly be running around hitting anyone who gets in their way. At the moment we have members into medieval cookery, woodworking, and pewter casting. The intention is to do good living history, demonstrating different skills and crafts that people had and used in that time. We have a number of experienced re-enactors on board, so can give newbies all the help they need to get started. There will be a probationary period before full membership is granted.


If you would like to learn more, please e-mail:
costm at hotmail.co.uk

Any questions, PM me or ask them on this thread.



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Postby Biro » Sun Sep 02, 2007 11:40 pm

Best of luck with it :)



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Postby Quinch » Mon Sep 03, 2007 12:26 am

Good luck - look forward to seeing you at Lanark 2008 - if not before!



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Postby guthrie » Mon Sep 03, 2007 12:39 am

Thanks, but I don't seem to know either of you? If you happen to have sold the free and easy re-enactment lifestyle to some friends up in Edinburgh and the Lothians, please let them know about us.



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Postby Simon_Diment » Mon Sep 03, 2007 1:22 pm

Good luck Guthrie :D

Biro is one of the chaps from Dawn of Chivalry, not sure who Quinch is but I have an idea.

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Postby Tuppence » Mon Sep 03, 2007 11:41 pm

good luck guthrie.

simon - if your idea is the same as my idea, then it's probably not too far wrong :P


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Postby guthrie » Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:54 am

Thanks, but I should point out there are more members than just myself. In fact some of them post on this very board!

They might even identify themselves at some point.



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Postby RottenCad » Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:48 am

Hmmm - Zauberdachs, Lady Wolfshead - should we out ourselves as CoSM members?

D'oh!

Well, we had our first "event" at the weekend (courtesy of some very nice folk who let us play with their castle from time to time!), and got down to some "first principles" LH work; a bit of woodworking, and some lovely fentik meat pies and cheese, as well as pewter smelting.

We're up and toddling, if not quite running yet!

Thank you all for your kind messages of support; anyone who has contacted us at costm at hotmail.co.uk will get a reply tonight.

Some of us will be at Caldicot at the weekend as well, in our Company of Dawn Duellists guise, so please come and say hello!

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Postby zauberdachs » Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:09 am

Hi, my name is Ben and I am a member of COSM. The original original Guthrie appreciation society :)


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Postby guthrie » Tue Sep 04, 2007 1:08 pm

zauberdachs wrote:Hi, my name is Ben and I am a member of COSM. The original original Guthrie appreciation society :)

No, more that it is a re-enactment appreciation society.

However, it is an authentic act of Guthrie appreciation to recruit more members.



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Postby craig1459 » Tue Sep 04, 2007 1:53 pm

Good luck guys - hope to see you in action. If I ever get to another f'in event that is :lol:


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Postby Lady Wolfshead » Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:07 pm

RottenCad wrote:Hmmm - Zauberdachs, Lady Wolfshead - should we out ourselves as CoSM members?

D'oh!


Darn, and there was me hoping to stay quiet! :wink:

Yep, I too have been absorbed into the Company of St Margaret. Little do they know the bizarre and unusual things I will get them to eat in the name of "awfentik" living history. Now, where was that recipe for 15th century ballock broth ... :twisted:



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Postby Nigel » Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:14 pm

and you appeared such a reasonable person at Laanrk


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Postby Lady Wolfshead » Tue Sep 04, 2007 4:39 pm

Hee, hee, the dangers of research, you can find such wonderfully inventive stuff that corrupts you! :twisted:



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Postby Sophia » Tue Sep 04, 2007 6:11 pm

Judging by the general reaction of th company to the calves tongues we (the sotlers) were handed at Kentwell High Summer mini, I would suggest offal as your main area of research.

I did once see a recipe for bull's penis in a Kosher cookbook at a friend's many years ago and IFIRC it was reproduced in some form or other by the Two Fat Ladies :twisted:

Imagine that with purple carrots :shock: :D


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Postby Lady Wolfshead » Wed Sep 05, 2007 12:56 pm

I did once see a recipe for bull's penis in a Kosher cookbook at a friend's many years ago and IFIRC it was reproduced in some form or other by the Two Fat Ladies

Imagine that with purple carrots


Hmm, "blue" food on many levels! :wink:



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Postby Mad Mab » Thu Sep 06, 2007 12:30 pm

Being in COSM, do we have to convert to the worship of Guthrie? It's just that the moles will object! :shock:
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Postby Mad Mab » Thu Sep 06, 2007 12:33 pm

And Sophia? Don't encourage her! Really, she doesn't need it! :wink:
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Postby guthrie » Thu Sep 06, 2007 1:00 pm

Mad Mab wrote:Being in COSM, do we have to convert to the worship of Guthrie? It's just that the moles will object! :shock:
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You can of course form another society, in which guthrie appreciation does not get in the way of mole worship or whatever it is you do. Have I mentioned I think everything should be done to encourage earthworms in our soil to improve its condition and provide more food for moles?



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Postby gregory23b » Thu Sep 06, 2007 1:39 pm

The very best of luck with this venture guys. Maybe might catch you at Lanark next year, it would be nice to have a north of the border event to go to seeing as I have never been to one.

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Postby Mad Mab » Thu Sep 06, 2007 2:19 pm

guthrie wrote:
Mad Mab wrote:Being in COSM, do we have to convert to the worship of Guthrie? It's just that the moles will object! :shock:
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You can of course form another society, in which guthrie appreciation does not get in the way of mole worship or whatever it is you do. Have I mentioned I think everything should be done to encourage earthworms in our soil to improve its condition and provide more food for moles?


The moles, however, are now considering Guthrie worship. :lol:
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Postby gregory23b » Thu Sep 06, 2007 3:19 pm

moles have sense, foxes do not.


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Postby Mad Mab » Thu Sep 06, 2007 4:10 pm

gregory23b wrote:moles have sense, foxes do not.


They also have worrying organisation and a darkly twisted sense of humour. The particular cell who are currently my tenants are now calling themselves 'The Underminers' and appear to be plotting world domination! Again :roll:
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Postby Jim » Thu Sep 06, 2007 4:18 pm

Mad Mab wrote:'The Underminers' and appear to be plotting world domination! Again :roll:
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Heh, some kind of underground movement eh?

Anyway, Wombles >> Moles


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Postby Mad Mab » Thu Sep 06, 2007 4:35 pm

Jim wrote:
Mad Mab wrote:'The Underminers' and appear to be plotting world domination! Again :roll:
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Heh, some kind of underground movement eh?

Anyway, Wombles >> Moles


Nope, you've clearly not met any moles recently. Or possibly you have and were taken in by their skills at subterfuge....
Besides which, I'd have backed our jack russell against a platoon of wombles whereas he got taken out by one mole (and this is the dog who took on the postman, in his van not to mention a wandering badger. That was fun, trying to work out which animal was safest to pull off which with out losing hands. In the end, we stunned them both with the shovel! :shock: )
Anyhow, moles are obviously superior cause they've managed to hijack this thread to Cuba and back!
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PS please don't be put off by this, the rest of the group seems fairly normal (relatively speaking anyhow)


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Postby zauberdachs » Thu Sep 06, 2007 4:54 pm

Mad Mab wrote:the rest of the group seems fairly normal (relatively speaking anyhow)


yep , perfectly normal :P


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Postby RottenCad » Mon Sep 17, 2007 12:09 pm

zauberdachs wrote:
Mad Mab wrote:the rest of the group seems fairly normal (relatively speaking anyhow)


yep , perfectly normal :P


I wish to dissociate myself from any concept of normality - I went there once; nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there ...

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Postby Ian Macintyre » Mon Sep 17, 2007 12:39 pm

And certainly you scared the bejesus out of the people inhabiting Normal.


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Postby Alan_F » Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:51 pm

Ian Macintyre wrote:And certainly you scared the bejesus out of the people inhabiting Normal.


Does Normal include people with absolutely HUGE noses?


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Postby Gizmo » Fri Nov 02, 2007 12:26 am

Lady Wolfshead wrote:
RottenCad wrote:Hmmm - Zauberdachs, Lady Wolfshead - should we out ourselves as CoSM members?

D'oh!


Darn, and there was me hoping to stay quiet! :wink:

Yep, I too have been absorbed into the Company of St Margaret. Little do they know the bizarre and unusual things I will get them to eat in the name of "awfentik" living history. Now, where was that recipe for 15th century ballock broth ... :twisted:


Blue stew perchance? ;)


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