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Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2005 1:29 pm
by WorkMonkey
ah you wee cocky shite, rhetorics for old men. I does me talking with a stick! And i'm gonna be talking all..over..you...next wednesday...


...or something.

Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2005 12:54 am
by Thorlak
I am not worried I have a nice new shiny shield

And two newbies to protect me :D

Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2005 1:16 am
by WorkMonkey
Ooooh shiney shield.

Smacky smacky, we need more spears dammit!

Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2005 1:29 am
by Thorlak
I should have my one hander done

When we train we will have to try to encourage people to buy spears


How the hell do you drill through those GDFB ones?

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 3:01 pm
by Nigel
Medicus Matt wrote:Burn it to the ground and build a Saxon village on it.

Experimental archaeology at it's best! :wink:

Agree with the EA point but lets just cut out the middle man and bild a motte

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 4:45 pm
by WorkMonkey
Thorlak wrote: How the hell do you drill through those GDFB ones?
Faith.
Patience.
And a vocabulary full of curse words.


[not neccesarily in that order]

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 2:30 am
by Thorlak
Yes I agree

Motte + bailey ahhhhh we have a Norman in our midst

Don't worry we will teach you a lesson at Hastings :D

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 9:19 am
by Brendan C
Thorlak wrote:Yes I agree

Motte + bailey ahhhhh we have a Norman in our midst

Don't worry we will teach you a lesson at Hastings :D
Not just a Norman, but THE Norman

I assume this lesson will be a step by step guide on how to fall down :wink:

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 12:00 pm
by WorkMonkey
Yes it will sir, ignore him he's simple minded, please dont kill him!
we'll be on our way now.

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 2:06 pm
by Thorlak
Yes

The only reason you will win is we are scripted to lose

If you ask me thats cheating

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 11:05 pm
by Flesh&Blood
ahhhh, the Cinderbury Experience, an experience it certainly was, a fun time of fasting and freezing according to one dissatisfied customer.

The mind boggles at the forethought and planning that goes into a venture such as this, but, that didn't stop em going ahead regardless.

Some very good people tried to help, in many ways, but alas they were kicked in the teeth for their trouble. And yes, the financial situation could have been avoided if wages had not been grabbed so heartily.

Under new management now (albiet with one of the ex directors still on site??????) and yes, the other cut and ran with the cash abroad. Lets hope the new owner can see where the last lot of jokers fell flat, and take note for his own sake.

I will be interested to see if Roundhouses still require six inch nails and posidrive screws to stay up (oh yes).

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 2:53 pm
by MJ
Cinderbury gets another mention on the BBC website today, see: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4921824.stm

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 3:36 pm
by PaulMurphy
Picture caption: "Villagers slept on straw bales"

:roll:

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 5:10 pm
by m300572
six inch nails and posidrive screws to stay up (oh yes).
God above, there is (cumulatively) dozens of years of experience in building these things. IF THERE IS ANYONE ELSE OUT THERE THINKING OF BUILDING 'AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCE' TYPE VILLAGES BASED ON ARCHAEOLOGICAL RECONSTRUCTIONS, GET SOMEONE WHO KNOWS WHAT THEY ARE DOING ON THE PROJECT.

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 9:23 pm
by Flesh&Blood
Again, yes there are people who know what they are doing, but alas they would be requiring payment for their services, and that certainly IS NOT the Cinderbury way.

The way it worked was this; Blacksmiths, Thatchers, Potters, Weavers et all are invited to go to Cinderbury, but will not be paid for their time, but will be expected to put on displays for the PAYING public. END.

The way it was, was that if you could charge the public for breathing on site, do it, they even had the cheek to request "DONATION" boxes to be scattered around the site (that is even after joe public has paid to enter).

All in all a very calculating way of getting something for nothing.

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 9:25 pm
by Flesh&Blood
Again, yes there are people who know what they are doing, but alas they would be requiring payment for their services, and that certainly IS NOT the Cinderbury way.

The way it worked was this; Blacksmiths, Thatchers, Potters, Weavers et all are invited to go to Cinderbury, but will not be paid for their time, but will be expected to put on displays for the PAYING public. END.

The way it was, was that if you could charge the public for breathing on site, do it, they even had the cheek to request "DONATION" boxes to be scattered around the site (that is even after joe public has paid to enter).

All in all a very calculating way of getting something for nothing.

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 9:26 pm
by Flesh&Blood
sorry, pushed button twice, ooooops :oops:

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 1:04 pm
by Dreadnought
Have just perused the link to the BBC, oh dear oh dear oh dear.....

What can you say, the oaf in the long sleeved t-shirt partially covered by what appears to be decent cloth, and the "Leather Shoes" mentioned must mean his walking boots. Nice modern axe too (sigh).

Do these people actually know what type of image they are portraying? and some of the statements, well, "a nice peacefull time to live in" good god almighty, name one period in history where the human race has ever co-existed in harmony, it's not in our nature to do so, there's always someone somewhere at it.

All this place appears to need to make it complete is some nice life size plastic dinosours poking their heads over the ditch.

This must be what you get if you take your historical accuracy from Asterix and Hollywood.

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 1:25 pm
by m300572
This must be what you get if you take your historical accuracy from Asterix and Hollywood.
It sounds as if its not even that good!

Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 4:35 pm
by madoc

Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 8:11 pm
by Flesh&Blood
Oh Dear Oh Dear Oh Dear................ Shameless :cry:

Posted: Thu May 04, 2006 9:30 pm
by Lugorix
Interesting place. Couldn't they do enough research to do it better? I wouldn't have known about the big ol' nails from the photos. But the hearth items??? The fire dog has been classified as a furniture stand. Even the cauldrons look cheapy 19th century. Maybe given some time it will improve. Has anyone here offered any help there?

Posted: Thu May 04, 2006 10:40 pm
by Alan_F
Flesh&Blood wrote:Again, yes there are people who know what they are doing, but alas they would be requiring payment for their services, and that certainly IS NOT the Cinderbury way.

The way it worked was this; Blacksmiths, Thatchers, Potters, Weavers et all are invited to go to Cinderbury, but will not be paid for their time, but will be expected to put on displays for the PAYING public. END.

The way it was, was that if you could charge the public for breathing on site, do it, they even had the cheek to request "DONATION" boxes to be scattered around the site (that is even after joe public has paid to enter).

All in all a very calculating way of getting something for nothing.
F&B, how much were the MOPs charged to get in?

Posted: Thu May 04, 2006 10:46 pm
by WhiteWolf
When we went it cost us about £5.50 each, but this was a discount price as it wasn't finished (not sure if it is yet :wink: )

WW 8)

Posted: Thu May 04, 2006 10:47 pm
by Alan_F
PaulMurphy wrote:Picture caption: "Villagers slept on straw bales"

:roll:
Another random quote:
Karl the PhD student who showed us how to make fire and knap flint hand axes.
I know that it's hard to find an original subject for a PhD, but I would have thought that making flint axes and how to make a fire was pretty well known.

Posted: Thu May 04, 2006 10:49 pm
by Alan_F
WhiteWolf wrote:When we went it cost us about £5.50 each, but this was a discount price as it wasn't finished (not sure if it is yet :wink: )

WW 8)
So, £11 and they are asking for donations?

Do they have Lester Piggot's accountant working for them?

Posted: Thu May 04, 2006 10:52 pm
by WhiteWolf
Alan it was more than that we had the lad with us, but the had only just finished one of the houses. There was a thatcher working on the second one.

WW 8)

Posted: Thu May 04, 2006 10:53 pm
by Alan_F
WhiteWolf wrote:Alan it was more than that we had the lad with us, but the had only just finished one of the houses. There was a thatcher working on the second one.

WW 8)
So about £16 to see one house? Dude, that sounds like a rip off to me.

Posted: Thu May 04, 2006 10:57 pm
by WhiteWolf
We weren't over impressed even though we knew no better at the time. But we had spent a couple of hours driving round trying to find the Bl@@dy place, there were no brown road signs up at the time. So we were determined to see what was there.

We won't be going back.

WW 8)

Posted: Thu May 04, 2006 11:01 pm
by Alan_F
WhiteWolf wrote:We weren't over impressed even though we knew no better at the time. But we had spent a couple of hours driving round trying to find the Bl@@dy place, there were no brown road signs up at the time. So we were determined to see what was there.

We won't be going back.

WW 8)
Actually, we could all go there and re-enact the village burning scene from Platoon.... Anyone got a zippo? :twisted: