Dead?

Moderator: Moderators

User avatar
Domitia
Posts: 35
Joined: Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:38 pm
Location: North-East UK

Dead?

Postby Domitia » Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:50 am

Or are there more re-enactors (Roman, Celt etc) on this board? *prods around*

If so! Let's get some relevant chitter-chatter going.
What group are you in?
How long have you been re-enacting?
What's your favourite part of re-enacting the time period you do?
Least favourite?
Favourite piece of kit?

Would be good if I answered my own questions, right?
ROMA ANTIQVA VII CLAUDIA
One season, or just less than one - I joined in June, and it started in March to end in August. Hopefully next year's can be fitted around University.
Fighting displays with talking to the public coming a close second.
People asking if the armour for the head of a horse belongs to Madonna.
My cloak - so warm!

I'm determined to brush away the figuritive tumbleweed here!


Roma Antiqua VII Claudia; Novicii Gladiatrix

User avatar
Biro
Post Centurion
Posts: 517
Joined: Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:10 pm
Location: North-East

Re: Dead?

Postby Biro » Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:04 pm

*Waves from a fellow North-Easterner*

Not my period though.
Hmm. Roma Antiqua.. Is that the group with Ian Fenwick? Havn't seen him for years. Wonder how he is.



User avatar
Domitia
Posts: 35
Joined: Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:38 pm
Location: North-East UK

Re: Dead?

Postby Domitia » Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:13 pm

Biro wrote:*Waves from a fellow North-Easterner*

Not my period though.
Hmm. Roma Antiqua.. Is that the group with Ian Fenwick? Havn't seen him for years. Wonder how he is.


*waves back*
Ian Fenwick doesn't ring a bell to me. Does Billy, Gordan, Fronto or Pat sound familiar?


Roma Antiqua VII Claudia; Novicii Gladiatrix

User avatar
Biro
Post Centurion
Posts: 517
Joined: Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:10 pm
Location: North-East

Re: Dead?

Postby Biro » Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:32 pm

I knew Ian from waay back, and saw him a couple of years ago at Binchester and If my memory serves me (which is pretty doubtful), it may have been your group. His health wasn't good at the time - so he may well have retired from re-enactment.

Didn't know any of the others from his group - sorry...



User avatar
scotti
Posts: 139
Joined: Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:52 pm

Re: Dead?

Postby scotti » Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:40 pm

Hello, i reenact as a 1st century Auxillary and have been doing it on and off for about 20 years. Whilst this is a cracking forum the best place to chat to Roman types is Roman army talk.



User avatar
Domitia
Posts: 35
Joined: Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:38 pm
Location: North-East UK

Re: Dead?

Postby Domitia » Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:24 am

scotti wrote:Hello, i reenact as a 1st century Auxillary and have been doing it on and off for about 20 years. Whilst this is a cracking forum the best place to chat to Roman types is Roman army talk.


Hi,
I'm on there (Domitia), but to be fair, most of the posters seem far more... intimidating, I guess is the word. I'm scared to post half the time so I just end up lurking and reading through the threads that interest me.


Roma Antiqua VII Claudia; Novicii Gladiatrix

40/- freeholder
Posts: 123
Joined: Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:59 am
Location: Tow Law
Contact:

Re: Dead?

Postby 40/- freeholder » Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:11 pm

Hello,
I'm in the NE too. Grubby peasant with mule, chickens, sheep. Occasionally spotted at Roman forts. Haven't had any RB bookings lately but Billy will know who I am.



User avatar
Domitia
Posts: 35
Joined: Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:38 pm
Location: North-East UK

Re: Dead?

Postby Domitia » Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:54 pm

40/- freeholder wrote:Hello,
I'm in the NE too. Grubby peasant with mule, chickens, sheep. Occasionally spotted at Roman forts. Haven't had any RB bookings lately but Billy will know who I am.


I could tell him you said hi perhaps? I think Roma Antiva should have a website, but half of the group are for it while half of the group is against it :crazy:


Roma Antiqua VII Claudia; Novicii Gladiatrix

User avatar
scotti
Posts: 139
Joined: Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:52 pm

Re: Dead?

Postby scotti » Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:11 pm

I'd say a website is a must these days, for both new blood and events. What does your group respresent, is it solely gladiatorial?



User avatar
Domitia
Posts: 35
Joined: Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:38 pm
Location: North-East UK

Re: Dead?

Postby Domitia » Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:24 pm

scotti wrote:I'd say a website is a must these days, for both new blood and events. What does your group respresent, is it solely gladiatorial?


I agree. Even if membership is still dealt with mostly through actually meeting up with the group, a website to put images onto from different events and to state what events we're going to be attending would be really useful - one website I've found had a little bolded entry saying that they weren't sure if the group was still even running or not. The group represents the VII Claudia Legion, and I'm the only one portraying a gladiatrix (which means I'm often fighting against some Celtic lads from another group in their style), and there is also a medicae, two cavalry auxiliaries, a centurion, optio and legionary. So a mixed bag.


Roma Antiqua VII Claudia; Novicii Gladiatrix

User avatar
Treaty Money
Posts: 55
Joined: Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:32 am
Contact:

Re: Dead?

Postby Treaty Money » Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:22 pm

Hey...

I do Roman stuff - in fact my business is making kit for Prehistoric and Roman re-enactors... I was a Comitatus member until last year... and I now do some stuff now and again with the Invicti, a group who supports other events such as Chester Roman festival, Murton Park Museum, Maryport, Ryedale Roman/Folk festivals etc... when I can afford the petrol to get from my place in mid-wales

Just got a horse, so in the future, we shall be doing some displays together... she is very sweet

Don't worry about RAT - I post on there all the time (as Cheyenne) - there are some real nitpickers on there and I tend to post about things I'm interested in rather than asking questions of the people on there. I'd recommend asking questions about bits n bobs to people through PM - you generally find that they are more mellow when communicating that way

There are some people on there who are out and out a-holes however.. as with most forums I support (apart from LH of course!!)


Claire Marshall - Archaeologist, Musician, Archaeological Textiles researcher

www.plateau-imprints.co.uk

http://york.academia.edu/ClaireMarshall

User avatar
Domitia
Posts: 35
Joined: Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:38 pm
Location: North-East UK

Re: Dead?

Postby Domitia » Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:11 pm

Treaty Money wrote:Hey...

I do Roman stuff - in fact my business is making kit for Prehistoric and Roman re-enactors... I was a Comitatus member until last year... and I now do some stuff now and again with the Invicti, a group who supports other events such as Chester Roman festival, Murton Park Museum, Maryport, Ryedale Roman/Folk festivals etc... when I can afford the petrol to get from my place in mid-wales

Just got a horse, so in the future, we shall be doing some displays together... she is very sweet

Don't worry about RAT - I post on there all the time (as Cheyenne) - there are some real nitpickers on there and I tend to post about things I'm interested in rather than asking questions of the people on there. I'd recommend asking questions about bits n bobs to people through PM - you generally find that they are more mellow when communicating that way

There are some people on there who are out and out a-holes however.. as with most forums I support (apart from LH of course!!)


Ooh, the Chester festival I'm looking forward to, if I'm in the group properly after my probationary period is over. Maryport I've done! Were you at Maryport for 2011 for the Roman festival? Roma Antiqva were there for a day - you might know Stevie/Fronto?


Roma Antiqua VII Claudia; Novicii Gladiatrix

User avatar
Treaty Money
Posts: 55
Joined: Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:32 am
Contact:

Re: Dead?

Postby Treaty Money » Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:24 pm

Yes I know Steve... sweet character he is...

I didn't do Maryport as its a bit far for me... I did find myself visiting a friend up there on the Solway last weekend though and he said Maryport is only about 5 miles away from him... so the next Maryport, i'll be there methink


Claire Marshall - Archaeologist, Musician, Archaeological Textiles researcher

www.plateau-imprints.co.uk

http://york.academia.edu/ClaireMarshall

User avatar
lawrence
Posts: 123
Joined: Tue Oct 25, 2005 6:27 pm
Location: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, UK
Contact:

Re: Dead?

Postby lawrence » Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:48 am

I check in here every so often to look at the trading/events stuff and I agree that most Roman things go on on RAT but I'll make sure I drop in now. Mostly this site does seem to be medievil (y'know medievil, about 600AD - 1700 and you can have anything you like as long as it's brown :wink: )

i've not done many events for a while due to the business, except for some local ones but I should be out again next year.


Lawrence Payne
Asking me to tile your bathroom is like asking Botticelli to spray your car.
http://www.romanmosaicworkshops.com
http://www.cosmatifloors.co.uk

User avatar
Optio
Posts: 107
Joined: Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:57 pm

Re: Dead?

Postby Optio » Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:46 pm

I agree with RAT, very good resourse however populated by those who have a forum persona to upkeep, but as suggested PM's tend to allow them to be very reasonable and helpful. This place is mainly pointy stick and a small smattering of early mid bangstick with some busybodies who dont even re enact, or do anything historical for fun or otherwise, and those with agendas and those currying favour from those they think have fora status.

I know Fronto, lovely chap.



Gaius Longius
Posts: 16
Joined: Sun Nov 06, 2005 10:12 pm
Location: Wales

Re: Dead?

Postby Gaius Longius » Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:19 pm

Hi Domitia,
Representing a Roman Legionary is both my job and my hobby. I'm a member of Roman Tours Deva Victrix, part of the units gladiator team, (The provocator Priscus) and one of the organizers of the Roman event in Chester.

Looking forward to having the VII Claudia back in Deva as they have been great supporters of our events here over the years.

Plans for this years event are now underway with potential tofar exceed last year in every respect.

I also lurk on RAT and find some of the info exceptional but also sometimes find the deep entrenchments of academic dogma pretty disappointing.

Hope to meet you at Chester.

Regards,

Gary.


Ultima intra pugna, prima intra taverna

User avatar
Domitia
Posts: 35
Joined: Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:38 pm
Location: North-East UK

Re: Dead?

Postby Domitia » Sat Oct 08, 2011 4:12 pm

Gaius Longius wrote:Hi Domitia,
Representing a Roman Legionary is both my job and my hobby. I'm a member of Roman Tours Deva Victrix, part of the units gladiator team, (The provocator Priscus) and one of the organizers of the Roman event in Chester.

Looking forward to having the VII Claudia back in Deva as they have been great supporters of our events here over the years.

Plans for this years event are now underway with potential tofar exceed last year in every respect.

I also lurk on RAT and find some of the info exceptional but also sometimes find the deep entrenchments of academic dogma pretty disappointing.

Hope to meet you at Chester.

Regards,

Gary.


I believe I saw you at Corbridge earlier this year :) I was asking around the group concerning retiarius training at the event as a MoP.
Likewise.


Roma Antiqua VII Claudia; Novicii Gladiatrix

Gaius Longius
Posts: 16
Joined: Sun Nov 06, 2005 10:12 pm
Location: Wales

Re: Dead?

Postby Gaius Longius » Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:25 pm

Sorry Kiddo I remember now, memory failure lol.
Give our best to Billy, Gordon, Viv, Tony and everyone at Roma Antiqua.

Regards,

Gary.


Ultima intra pugna, prima intra taverna

User avatar
Domitia
Posts: 35
Joined: Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:38 pm
Location: North-East UK

Re: Dead?

Postby Domitia » Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:30 pm

Gaius Longius wrote:Sorry Kiddo I remember now, memory failure lol.
Give our best to Billy, Gordon, Viv, Tony and everyone at Roma Antiqua.

Regards,

Gary.


I've decided that a Thracian might be easier than a retiarius, but still definatly aiming to be a gladiatrix.
It was good to see your group!
And will do :) I am not sure who Viv and Tony are, but I talk to Billy and Gordan.
~Sam


Roma Antiqua VII Claudia; Novicii Gladiatrix

User avatar
Graham Ashford
Posts: 105
Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:44 pm
Location: Fareham, Hants
Contact:

Re: Dead?

Postby Graham Ashford » Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:46 pm

Domitia

Thought I'd take up the challange and answer your questions:

What group are you in? www.deeds-of-arms.org.uk
How long have you been re-enacting? about 12 years
What's your favourite part of re-enacting the time period you do? chatting with the public and the off season projects
Least favourite? rain
Favourite piece of kit? gauntlets, its a medieval thing I know, favourite Roman kit would be an original oil lamp I have been lent.

I make armour and bits and pieces (www.greenleaf-workshop.co.uk) and will happily help as best I can if you decide to make your own kit or better still :wink: will happily take on the job. But either way, if you are making something or seeking to get it made drop me a note and I will do all I can to help. Best of luck!



User avatar
Optio
Posts: 107
Joined: Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:57 pm

Re: Dead?

Postby Optio » Sun Oct 16, 2011 3:50 pm

Very nice work Graham, very impressive, and great attention to detail. Any chance you could PM me a price for a pair of Bronze (ok brass these days LOL) greaves 1C, not fancy, just low with knee? Much obliged :D



User avatar
Treaty Money
Posts: 55
Joined: Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:32 am
Contact:

Re: Dead?

Postby Treaty Money » Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:44 pm

Anyway, to answer your q's..

I have been doing living history for around 10 years - started out in the ECWS and SK Cavalry and progressed to 4th and 5th century Roman.
Currently a member of The Invictii Juniores Britanniciani - based in York - generally they support other groups rather than take on events of their own. My other group is the Batavi ( http://batavi.50webs.com/ ) A lovely little group based mostly in the midlands, they are closer for me to travel to their events than those up north generally.

My job is a self employed archaeological reconstructor, and I specialise in Republic to late Empire Roman and classical clothing made from archaeologically provenanced examples and other items from prehistory from the Neolithic to sub-Roman. My website is www.plateau-imprints.co.uk and I'll be expanding that in a short time to cover 'stock' items too.

It was the living history that gave me the impetus to start my own business. I hope you enjoy your time doing Roman living history

Claire


Claire Marshall - Archaeologist, Musician, Archaeological Textiles researcher

www.plateau-imprints.co.uk

http://york.academia.edu/ClaireMarshall

User avatar
scotti
Posts: 139
Joined: Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:52 pm

Re: Dead?

Postby scotti » Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:35 pm

I started Roman reenactment 21 years ago with.the Colchester Roman Society as a legionary. Had a long break in the British Army, and returned to reenactmemt about 4 years ago. I recreate a 1st/2nd century auxiliary with the 1st cohort of the Vardulli, a Hispanic unit. I am also in the process of joining the 1st Batavian Cohort which has just become independent of the RMRS



Graham Sumner
Posts: 26
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:27 pm
Location: North Wales

Re: Dead?

Postby Graham Sumner » Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:05 pm

Hi

Not dead but retired. I was a first century Auxiliary with The Ermine Street Guard for almost twenty years but left as a full member in 2004 to concentrate on my illustration career. Nevertheless I still visit Roman re-enactment displays wherever possible.

Hopefully some of you are familiar with my artwork or books but if not you can view my website at gsillustrator.co.uk

As a regular contributor and visitor to RAT I hope I do not fall into any of the above categories and do not require being contacted via PM's! It is a very useful resource for studying the Roman army.

Graham.



User avatar
Treaty Money
Posts: 55
Joined: Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:32 am
Contact:

Re: Dead?

Postby Treaty Money » Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:49 pm

Hi Graham,

I'd just like to say that if there is a requirement for information on Roman military clothing, Graham should be your first point of contact... his knowledge is second to none.. he has certainly assisted me in the past and his published work has been born out of many years of painstaking research. The definitive book on the clothing for anyone looking to increase their knowledge would be Grahams Roman Military Clothing


Claire Marshall - Archaeologist, Musician, Archaeological Textiles researcher

www.plateau-imprints.co.uk

http://york.academia.edu/ClaireMarshall

Aelle
Posts: 68
Joined: Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:47 pm
Location: Hartlepool

Re: Dead?

Postby Aelle » Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:02 pm

Biro wrote:I knew Ian from waay back, and saw him a couple of years ago at Binchester and If my memory serves me (which is pretty doubtful), it may have been your group. His health wasn't good at the time - so he may well have retired from re-enactment.

Didn't know any of the others from his group - sorry...

Hi,Biro,well...i can tell you (with some confidence) that,yes,it was Roma Antiqva he was with and,his health's a bit worse,nowadays,he's not been active in living history circles for a couple of years,or so,but,he will be back on the scene next year,in a somewhat limited capacity with R.A.




Return to “55BC-410AD”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest