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14th-15th Century Groups in Durham.

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:50 am
by Squire John
Hi All.

I'm looking for 14th-15th century re-enactment groups in Durham that I could join. Right now all the kit I have is a shirt and brown hose. I've been with a small medieval group here in Derbyshire (Three Shires Medieval Society) for a few months now and have some basic sword combat experience and have battlefield experience but as a non-com banner bearer and also have experience in being a Squire so I know how to arm a knight and have good attention to detail which is good for when doing armour (happy to clean armour for the group as well as just 1 member). I don't have any armour or weaponry of my own.

Re: 14th-15th Century Groups in Durham.

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:26 am
by Biro
Not Durham city - but we're in County Durham - just(Hartlepool) - and not c14, but c13 (although may do the odd early c14 event).

We have a localish event (Darlington)coming up in a few weeks - come and see us and have a chat - see if yu think you'll be interested - although I won't be there personally:

http://www.hurworthcountryfair.co.uk/programme.html

As long as your hose are split (and you have braes too), they're good for us. Shirt depends - may only be workable to wear under a cotte. Hat is probably no good for us. If you can get some shoes, we can supply the rest of what you need to take part in combat displays and training (gambeson, helmet, weapon) - and you'll only be expected to clean what you own/wear/use.

Our starter kit-guide is here:
http://dawnofchivalry.wikispaces.com/Levy+-+Starter+kit

Other than that, I think there's only Rosa-Mundi in the north-east doing 15c. There's also some saxon/vike groups - one based in Durham City (Dunholm).

Re: 14th-15th Century Groups in Durham.

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:25 am
by Billman

Re: 14th-15th Century Groups in Durham.

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:15 pm
by Andy92
I'm at university in Durham and hoping to set up a group next year. I have a few groups who have offered to help me get started but none are 14th century (what I also want to do). There is one group I'm hoping to speak to over the weekend and see if they could help.

If we do get one going, I'll let you know.

Re: 14th-15th Century Groups in Durham.

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:08 pm
by hobbitomm
Andy, there is an SCA group forming at the University (as well as one which covers the rest of the North of England). Whilst it's not period specific, it certainly does include the centuries you've been looking at.

Let me know if you want put in contact.


Tom

Re: 14th-15th Century Groups in Durham.

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:21 pm
by Andy92
That's worth knowing and, if you could put me in touch, I'd appreciate it.

However, assuming their combat will be in the usual SCA style (i.e. rattan weapons etc) I'd prefer to have something more accurate as I'd like to take part in reenactment events.

Thanks for letting me know though.

Re: 14th-15th Century Groups in Durham.

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:50 pm
by Phoenix Rising
Hi Andy 92,

Currently I'm in the Time Bandits historical interpretation group, primarily based in Newcastle / Northumberland and being multi-period, we tend to to some medieval stuff as well. However, I live approx 7 miles from Durham, and so would be interested in joining such a society as you propose, if you'd be interested in me! Would be very nice to have something local to me, as well as doing the Time Bandits stuff as well. I shoot longbow and my interests are of course historical archery, as well as the Wars of the Roses and the Border Reivers.

All best,

P.R

Re: 14th-15th Century Groups in Durham.

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:07 pm
by Andy92
I'd definitely be interested in you. We could use people with some experience and archery is always a plus. I'll let you know if we get going.

Re: 14th-15th Century Groups in Durham.

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:19 pm
by Phoenix Rising
Okay, I'll P.M yu with my e-mail address and then you can let me know as and when.

All best,

P.R

Re: 14th-15th Century Groups in Durham.

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:33 am
by Sur of Dunholm
Rosamundi the premier 15th century re-enactment group in the northeast based in Redcar, Cleveland

http://www.rosamundi.org.uk/

We specialise in life in the last quarter of the fifteenth century, and portray domestic and military aspects of the period 1475 - 1500. We have many members based in and around Co Durham.