AT LAST! An authentic pirate living history group.

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AT LAST! An authentic pirate living history group.

Postby Foxe » Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:31 pm

I am very pleased to announce the formation of the UK's very first pirate living history group. The Flying Gang will portray the company of Thomas Anstis, active in the Atlantic Ocean 1721-1723, to the highest standards of historical accuracy possible within the usual constraints. No Hollywood shenanigans, The Flying Gang will portray various aspects of pirate life in a living history setting.

Keen new recruits will be very welcome indeed, and we aim to help people out with research and kit as much as possible.

We'll be setting up a Facebook group in the near future, but anyone interested is welcome to contact me or PoD here via PM or via this thread.


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Postby Bad Viking » Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:02 am

wow !!! sound awesome -- looking forward to photo's ! :D


I might be in the gutter....but I'm still looking up at the takeaway !.

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Postby sally » Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:22 am

I so wish I had time to join, but please keep me in the loop for updates, I'm regularly looking at items that may be useful and tweaking my own offerings to increase accuracy as more evidence comes up :)



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Postby Foxe » Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:16 pm

It must be official, it's on Facebook!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/375058289287192/


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Postby Mark Griffin » Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:01 pm

another thing I'll never see due to me adverse fb attitude...


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Postby Henri De Ceredigion » Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:06 pm

Foxe wrote:I am very pleased to announce the formation of the UK's very first pirate living history group. The Flying Gang will portray the company of Thomas Anstis, active in the Atlantic Ocean 1721-1723, to the highest standards of historical accuracy possible within the usual constraints. No Hollywood shenanigans, The Flying Gang will portray various aspects of pirate life in a living history setting.


So, does that mean you will be stealing cows then?



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Postby Mark Griffin » Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:40 pm

Blimey, the Royal Navy then were well short or armaments! Loving the sword...


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Postby Foxe » Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:33 am

John Clipperton once took a prize laden with a cargo of guano... "Not all treasure's silver and gold mate" :wink:


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Postby Mark Griffin » Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:40 am

And i understand his wife was on board, using a hand-held air moving device to waft a cooling breeze across her face. There was a problem with the loading of the aforementioned cargo and some of it spilled out overhead..... insert punchline.


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Postby Foxe » Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:17 am

Things are moving :D

We have a website!

http://www.the-flying-gang.org/


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Postby Mark Griffin » Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:37 pm

Excellent stuff. I can hear the waves crashing and see the seagulls wheeling already. Or am I on the somerset levels...


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Postby Foxe » Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:51 pm

Quick! Complain to the Environment Agency that you bought a house on a flood plain and now your feet are wet because it's raining.

Or man up and be a pirate.


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Postby Mark Griffin » Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:02 am

until you do some decent research and let me know where I can get a properly made bandana I'm happy in my fantasy pirate world thank you. Now begone annoying academic fellow, I'm threading cowrie shells into my dreadlocks.


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Postby Foxe » Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:06 am

Can I interest you in a pair of bucket boots, sir? Or perhaps a 6" ornate belt buckle with genuine patina? No? I can see you're a discerning gentleman, how about a cup-hilt rapier, skull necklace and some eye-shadow?


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Postby Mark Griffin » Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:07 pm



http://www.griffinhistorical.com. A delicious decadent historical trifle. Thick performance jelly topped with lashings of imaginative creamy custard. You may also get a soggy event management sponge finger but it won't cost you hundreds and thousands.

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Re: AT LAST! An authentic pirate living history group.

Postby Andysmith » Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:57 pm

Actually....I'm quite interested in the eye-shadow...



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Re: AT LAST! An authentic pirate living history group.

Postby Grymm » Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:18 am

Mark Griffin wrote:until you do some decent research and let me know where I can get a properly made bandana I'm happy in my fantasy pirate world thank you.


Just so happens Griff Ol' Fruit, I have some pukka bandhani fabric from Indian which when I get my arse in gear I'll be making up into 'bandanas' so yes we can!


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Re: AT LAST! An authentic pirate living history group.

Postby Mark Griffin » Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:53 am

I bought some pies off them....

But yes, I'd go for some private purchase head covering material. For personal use only you understand.


http://www.griffinhistorical.com. A delicious decadent historical trifle. Thick performance jelly topped with lashings of imaginative creamy custard. You may also get a soggy event management sponge finger but it won't cost you hundreds and thousands.


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