Newbie looking for medieval Bristolians

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Newbie looking for medieval Bristolians

Postby Savernake » Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:05 pm

Hi,

I'm looking to join a living history group in the wider Bristol area (say between Gloucester, Swindon, Bath). I find all periods of history interesteting, but especially the later middle ages and the time around the reign of Richard II.

Are there any groups people can recommend? It would be good to talk to some of you about whats involved. I was hoping to have been able to meet some re-enactors at my local events (Berkeley Castle and Winterbourne) earlier in the year but they were cancelled due to the weather.

Any ideas and advice would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Chris



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Re: Newbie looking for medieval Bristolians

Postby latheaxe » Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:25 pm

There is the Freemen of Gwent just over the border from you..They are a friendly lot...
http://www.freemenofgwent.co.uk/ :D




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Re: Newbie looking for medieval Bristolians

Postby Catherine of Gwent » Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:35 am

Hello Savernake

As Latheaxe says, we are just across the Severn, with members along the M4 corridor and further afield in Wales and England. We would be pleased to have a chat and if you would like to pm me we can exchange telephone numbers.

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Re: Newbie looking for medieval Bristolians

Postby Mark Griffin » Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:51 pm

Kyngs Ordnance have a big Bristol contingent if you are into WOTR field artillery.


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Re: Newbie looking for medieval Bristolians

Postby Savernake » Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:40 pm

Thanks all for the suggestions.



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Re: Newbie looking for medieval Bristolians

Postby Simon Atford » Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:38 pm

Hi Savernake:

We're based in the Bristol, Somerset and Wiltshire areas although we do most of our events in South Wales.

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

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



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Re: Newbie looking for medieval Bristolians

Postby Marcus Woodhouse » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:03 am

The Woodvilles are just down the road in the Free City of Swindonia.


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Re: Newbie looking for medieval Bristolians

Postby budha64 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:14 pm

Can i suggest either the ormonds based in cheltenham WOTR or there are members of the monty levvy and savile household in the area



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Re: Newbie looking for medieval Bristolians

Postby Savernake » Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:47 pm

Thanks for the continuing replies to my question. I didn't know there were so many groups with a presence in the Bristol area.



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Re: Newbie looking for medieval Bristolians

Postby sun_bae » Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:19 pm

helppppppppppppppppppp just moved to the henbury area of bristol been here a month swords are getting itchy anyone know of any reeanctment groups 13th century normand / crudades in this area



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Re: Newbie looking for medieval Bristolians

Postby budha64 » Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:52 am

come down to Glastonbury Medieval fayre this weekend you will find plenty of people to talk to and may find what you are looking for



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Re: Newbie looking for medieval Bristolians

Postby Brendan C » Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:40 pm

sun_bae wrote:helppppppppppppppppppp just moved to the henbury area of bristol been here a month swords are getting itchy anyone know of any reeanctment groups 13th century normand / crudades in this area


Hi sun bae

Conquest have members in Bristol - give them a shout

http://www.conquestlivinghistory.co.uk/


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Re: Newbie looking for medieval Bristolians

Postby CH1LLYD0GG » Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:47 pm

Whilst slightly later the company of chivilary option above is very good. I joined them about 9 months ago and they have been brilliant. Done so much to help me get in to the hobby and are very nice.


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Re: Newbie looking for medieval Bristolians

Postby dragon gun » Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:11 am

Pop along to Fortress Wales 2015 its a Multi-period so will have lots of different groups on site

viewtopic.php?f=25&t=35507

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Re: Newbie looking for medieval Bristolians

Postby Nigel » Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:13 pm

Brendan C wrote:
sun_bae wrote:helppppppppppppppppppp just moved to the henbury area of bristol been here a month swords are getting itchy anyone know of any reeanctment groups 13th century normand / crudades in this area


Hi sun bae

Conquest have members in Bristol - give them a shout

http://www.conquestlivinghistory.co.uk/


Brendan C



Thanks Brendan they were but we appear not to be what they are looking for ah well :(


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Re: Newbie looking for medieval Bristolians

Postby HisteriaLH » Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:49 pm

Histeriaevents@live.co.uk is based in Swindon but has members in Bristol and covers between 1066-1945



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Re: Newbie looking for medieval Bristolians

Postby Simon Atford » Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:30 am

dragon gun wrote:Pop along to Fortress Wales 2015 its a Multi-period so will have lots of different groups on site

viewtopic.php?f=25&t=35507

wendy


Including the Company of Chivalry.




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