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Noob looking for a group in NE England

Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:49 pm
by bushika
Hi I'm looking for a group based in the North east - im from middlesbrough but wouldnt mind travelling a bit. Im not sure what era, tho my partner has a passing interest in vikings or a bit later - something with swords rather than guns- im a total noob sorry! We have a young son ( only 1 yr) , can babies join in?

Re: Noob looking for a group in NE England

Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:54 pm
by hazyma
Look at Rosa Mundi for medieval or find Oakenshield on here - he has an anglo saxon/norman early medieval group based in Co Durham
Check out the societies bit on here and you'll find other groups. Look at them all, try to visit their events and see who appeals and where you think you'll best fit.
Babies love it -all my three grew up doing the hobby and are still involved!
Good luck :)

Re: Noob looking for a group in NE England

Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:28 pm
by nathan
Regia http://www.regia.org has an outcrop not far from you (Darlington i believe), very family friendly.

PM me with an email address and I'll pass it along.

Regards
Nathan

Re: Noob looking for a group in NE England

Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:43 am
by Biro
Or there's Dawn of Chivalry based in Hartlepool:

http://doc.functionfirst.co.uk/

Weekly training sessions and plenty of local (and national) events.

Re: Noob looking for a group in NE England

Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 1:35 pm
by John Waller
Anmod Dracan based in Redcar http://www.anmoddracan.org.uk/

Re: Noob looking for a group in NE England

Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:34 pm
by Nigel
John Waller wrote:Anmod Dracan based in Redcar http://www.anmoddracan.org.uk/



event list not updated since 08 do they still exist ?

DOC are your boys nice chaps

Re: Noob looking for a group in NE England

Posted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:53 am
by purple peril
Dunholm. Viking/Saxon group based in Durham.

Re: Noob looking for a group in NE England

Posted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:04 am
by eaw458
York City Levy would be good too. We do late C15th and are based around the Newcastle - Middlesbrough - York area where we do most of our events. I have just PM'd you.

Our web site is at www.yorkcitylevy.com and we're on Facebook at www.facebook.com/yorkcitylevy

Re: Noob looking for a group in NE England

Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 3:30 pm
by oakenshield
rosamundi are a loverly group 15th century wars of the roses and based in redcar so not very far from you :) also as hazyma said we have a new group called acly who are part of "the vikings" and are based in newton aycliffe and are going to be mega :thumbup: feel free to pm me and ill send you you phone number for further info :)

Re: Noob looking for a group in NE England

Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:15 pm
by Timothy
Hetaireia Palatiou (Palace Company) is oop north. Children are certainly welcome, and our swordplay is second to none!

See our website (below) for more information.

Timothy

Re: Noob looking for a group in NE England

Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:28 pm
by border reiver
Best of time, Worst of times,

mostly 16 century, but other stuff as well, most of us are in redcar, no problem with children, contact my self pm or email (both in profile) www also there


Andrew

Re: Noob looking for a group in NE England

Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:04 am
by sean raine
wot is it about redcar and re-enacting the whole town must re-enact :) i wish consett was the same lol

Re: Noob looking for a group in NE England

Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:40 am
by Nigel
sean raine wrote:wot is it about redcar and re-enacting the whole town must re-enact :) i wish consett was the same lol


There was a time then we moved

Re: Noob looking for a group in NE England

Posted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:26 am
by sean raine
well that was silly consett is the center of the civilised world although we arnt taught how to spell or do grammer :thumbup:

Re: Noob looking for a group in NE England

Posted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:41 am
by Captain Reech
sean raine wrote:well that was silly consett is the center of the civilised world


Sometimes I look out of my window down here and I agree with you there Sean, oh well, at least Derby's closer to the events and the Markets!

Re: Noob looking for a group in NE England

Posted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:12 pm
by John Waller
sean raine wrote:wot is it about redcar and re-enacting the whole town must re-enact :) i wish consett was the same lol


If you lived in Redcar you would need some form of escape :wink:

Re: Noob looking for a group in NE England

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:43 pm
by EG2594
Having noticed this was from many years ago, I reckon my chances are slim with this but I thought why the hell not?

I run a re-enactment group based in Middlesbrough and the surrounding areas, we were based within the University but due to lack of interest from University students we've pulled out. We are part of Crusade Re-enactment which means we of course specialise in the Crusades. But also on the 12th century and early 13th. The Nationwide society has done Viking in the past but due to a huge amount of Viking groups we don't do it much due to lack of shows, we do Normans now mainly but also we do 15th Century War of the Roses and the Napoleonic era as the Black Brunswickers (we are predominantly cannon crew) and the War of 1812 as a mix of Native Americans, American Militia and English Naval Crew. And most recently we have just returned from a show that did the Jacobite Rebellion so running around in kilts etc (not a good idea in December!)

We of course provide free kit to lend out until you know you enjoy it and there is plenty of opportunity for shows. Do feel free to contact me on eddygladders@yahoo.co.uk or 07813171345.

Otherwise the Facebook link is below:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/562224253795687/

Re: Noob looking for a group in NE England

Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:12 pm
by Aelle
I know its likely to be outside your period(s) of interest but,Roma Antiqua hold events during the Spring and Summer at Binchester roman fort (Co Durham),they cover the occupation period from the 1st century c.e to the 5th century c.e (plus a stray 7th century East Anglian warrior),why not pop on down during the next season and take a look,details should be up on the Binchester site in the next few weeks.