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Looking for a medieval re-enactment group in dorset?

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:30 pm
by Dusk
Hi,

I have been searching for a medieval re-enactment group in dorset, but with no luck...
Does any body know of, or is a member of a dorset (and surrounding area) based medieval re-enactment group, that re-enacts battles?
I know there is a long bow group, but i am more interested in sword fighting.

Thanks in advance,

Dusk.

Re: Looking for a medieval re-enactment group in dorset?

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:36 pm
by Brendan C
Hi Dusk

The Medieval period is a pretty large period of time

Is there a specific era you are looking at (Early, High or Late)?

Brendan C

Re: Looking for a medieval re-enactment group in dorset?

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:53 pm
by IanS
There used to be a group known as the Dorset Levy a few years back but i'm i affraid i dont have there contact details.

Re: Looking for a medieval re-enactment group in dorset?

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:00 pm
by Dusk
I'm not really looking for any specific period within medieval times. I'm just interested in the medieval period in general, so any era with in it is fine by me.

Yeah, i've heard of dorset levy too. But unfortunately i don't know if they are still around...they don't seem to have a website or any means of contact.

Re: Looking for a medieval re-enactment group in dorset?

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:29 pm
by IanS
I belive these folks are Dorset based but dont know anythng about them since no longer do Medievil:

http://wessex.webs.com/

Re: Looking for a medieval re-enactment group in dorset?

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:38 pm
by Byzer_Bob
Evening

I'm with British Plate our retinue has training sessions just over the border in the New Forest, Hampshire, so depending where you are in Dorset it could be worth a visit.

Re: Looking for a medieval re-enactment group in dorset?

Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:45 am
by ForTheMarshal
Drop a line to Senilus Pravus on here - I'll prod him you're looking in his neck of the woods.

Re: Looking for a medieval re-enactment group in dorset?

Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:38 am
by Mike Garrett
Yep - PM me - Bath (fledgling) branch of Crusade.

http://www.crusade-reenactment.co.uk/Bringing_history_to_life/Welcome.html

We're looking for members!

Re: Looking for a medieval re-enactment group in dorset?

Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:47 am
by Brendan C
Hi Dusk

If you don't mind me asking, how old are you and do you have access to transport?

Brendan C

Re: Looking for a medieval re-enactment group in dorset?

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:43 pm
by dorset viking
Hello Dusk, were a group based in Poole Dorset, we train weekly. Admitidly we are a group focused on viking-pirate-and english civil war. But we do ave a threeery experianced medieval reenactors in our group, i my self am trying to push the group into a more medieval direction aswell. Hope this helps.

Re: Looking for a medieval re-enactment group in dorset?

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:44 pm
by dorset viking
Hello Dusk, were a group based in Poole Dorset, we train weekly. Admitidly we are a group focused on viking-pirate-and english civil war. But we do ave a threeery experianced medieval reenactors in our group, i my self am trying to push the group into a more medieval direction aswell. Hope this helps. (sorry if double posted this)

Re: Looking for a medieval re-enactment group in dorset?

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:58 am
by IanS
dorset viking wrote:Hello Dusk, were a group based in Poole Dorset, we train weekly. Admitidly we are a group focused on viking-pirate-and english civil war. But we do ave a threeery experianced medieval reenactors in our group, i my self am trying to push the group into a more medieval direction aswell. Hope this helps. (sorry if double posted this)


Do you have a website?

Are you combatant re-enactment or living history?

Re: Looking for a medieval re-enactment group in dorset?

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:52 am
by Simon Atford
Hi Dusk,

We're based in the neighboring counties of Somerset and Wiltshire and do most of shows in Wales but we are definitely medieval (14th Century):

http://www.yecompaynyeofcheualrye.com/cc/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Company_of_Chivalry

Simon Atford.

Re: Looking for a medieval re-enactment group in dorset?

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:45 pm
by AndyandHelen
Well Medieval Free Company have the odd member down there although from memory I belive most are in Somerset. Group are more living history than battle reenactment with open tent policy, ie anything modern either stays in your car or is so well hidden its nigh on impossible to find it. Their era is the ubiquitous late Medieval/WOTR.