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Restoration Living History groups

Postby Daniel Ezra » Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:12 am

What are there in the way of Restoration (1660ish) living history groups.

My Mum has a lot of restoration kit, and would like to spread her wings a bit further.

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Postby Andy R » Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:58 am

The only one I knew of was the Essex Militia.
(http://www.theessexmilitia.co.uk/, but site down)

They are still going by the look of it as they are down to do the Gunpowder Mills next month.


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Postby Daniel Ezra » Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:52 pm

Mum's already a member of the Essex Militia.

But thanks any way. I wondered if there was a second.



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Postby John Waller » Mon Aug 18, 2008 1:16 pm

Not sure if Ben Levick's lot are still active but you could check out L'Age D'or or Kirke's Lambs http://www.kipar.org/index.html


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Postby Andy R » Mon Aug 18, 2008 1:55 pm

I think it went the way of the Dodo when Ben and Nicole parted company.


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Postby John Waller » Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:23 pm

Andy R wrote:I think it went the way of the Dodo when Ben and Nicole parted company.


Thought it had gone quiet there. Shame as they portrayed my Napoleonic regt - The 2nd - at it's inception.

The SK do a very creditable impression of the foot guards circa 1685 plus some other Monmouth rebellion units. Would that be of use?

Plus the History Reenactment Workshop also specialise in that period http://www.hrw.ndo.co.uk/index1.htm
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Postby lidimy » Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:33 pm

It never looks as though there's much for the ladies in the Restoration period, re-enactment wise, which is a shame because I find the fashion phenomenal! Ho hum!


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Postby Daniel Ezra » Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:22 am

Thanks for the advice. I will look at the History reennactment workshop, though that looks a bit too much like a "job", and I'm not sure that this is what Mum is looking for.

The SK really doas Monmouth, rather than Restoration (splitting haors I know, but .....).

But the main reason for not doing that is that we have just "left" the SK.

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Postby beerdragon » Sat Sep 06, 2008 2:14 pm

we do several events set in the 1670's we have two next year based around smugglers and revenue men and another with highywaymen if thats any help http://www.17thcenturylifeandtimes.com


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Postby Daniel Ezra » Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:35 am

Mr Dragon:

Do you have any more up-market events? Sort of gentry-type of thing?

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Postby czartank » Thu Nov 27, 2008 12:15 am

we sometimes portray Douglas' regt' circa 1667 and would welcome gentry to add to our events- however we do not have any 1660s events planned at present.


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