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by bmht
Thu Nov 27, 2008 1:04 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Siege helmets
Replies: 6
Views: 3272

siege helmets

Osprey men at arms series on the New Model Army shows a siege helmet much like a 'lobster' tailed cavalrymens helm with an elongated face guard. Seem to recall an image of a sapers helm with a solid 'deaths head' face plate and extra heavy breast plate somewhere, if I come across the image Ill try a...
by bmht
Thu May 29, 2008 10:14 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Safe, authentic, entertaining battles.
Replies: 137
Views: 17656

The Monty Levy have been running away for years !
Especially at tewks where we portray Somersets third reserve on the Lancastrians right hand battle...
he who runs away...
by bmht
Thu May 29, 2008 1:04 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: What is known about Late Medival battlefield Combat?
Replies: 45
Views: 6647

hay pikes, bills and polearms

We have spent time both hay making with hay pikes and forks, hedge laying with short handled bill hooks and always end up justifying 'the burn' as good training for the battlefield! Agricultural work is fine for personal training/fitness, but what really counts on the battlefield is cohesion, discip...
by bmht
Thu May 22, 2008 6:56 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: A Stanley! A Stanley! (Boaring)
Replies: 7
Views: 1806

Tamworth Pigs

'Stanley' has proved to be a real gent, we have less trouble managing him on a field than we've had trying to control the onslaught of the Stanleys on the battlefield! We hope to have our first litter of piglets in September, if anyone is interested in buying a half or whole pig later next spring th...
by bmht
Wed May 21, 2008 7:09 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: A Stanley! A Stanley! (Boaring)
Replies: 7
Views: 1806

A Stanley! A Stanley! (Boaring)

We have a new visitor on Bryn Mawr for the next month or so, "Stanley" a Royal Standard Tamworth Boar. The tamworth is a direct descendant of the medieval pig, a registered rare breed and we are one of the few farms in the UK to keep and breed them. They also taste rather good! Fortunately...
by bmht
Sat Apr 26, 2008 3:16 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: 1812 or 1872?
Replies: 5
Views: 3281

1812 or 1872?

Have just discovered this stone on site, fits the building into this period and if its 1812 the earliest recorded date so far! Ties in with the French Napoleonic POW associations with the site nicely.
by bmht
Sat Nov 03, 2007 5:32 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Locations of Villages
Replies: 9
Views: 2557

We are not exactly a village, more a farmstead...medieval to 19th C.
any use to you?
by bmht
Sun Sep 30, 2007 8:51 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Axis prisoners of war
Replies: 9
Views: 2455

2 signatures found so far at Bryn Mawr, a German signature in the cart shed and an Italian signature on a floor joist in one of the barns, we know that the POWS where left to live up at Bryn Mawr whilst the farmer and his family had moved out of the long house in 1938.
by bmht
Wed Jul 04, 2007 3:18 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Axis prisoners of war
Replies: 9
Views: 2455

Thanks for the info, cu at the weekend.
by bmht
Mon Jul 02, 2007 3:48 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Tales From The Green Valley
Replies: 8
Views: 2605

New tales..

For those who would like to become involved in a similar living history project check out our web site and earlier postings of "Would you like to?"
www.bmheritagetrust.co.uk
by bmht
Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:06 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Axis prisoners of war
Replies: 9
Views: 2455

pows

I hope your search was succesful. A member of our unit has tried the same thing and has been unsuccesful with the German authorities, who are less than helpful on the matter enless you are searching for a relative (and can provide proof for your claim). Of interest, at Maes Atro a couple of years a...
by bmht
Tue May 08, 2007 7:27 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Axis prisoners of war
Replies: 9
Views: 2455

Axis POW search

Have found the following link

www.dd-wast.de

Deutsche Dienststelle (WASt)
for the notification of next-of-kin of members of the
former German Wehrmacht who were killed in action

and will try to trace our named German POW there.
by bmht
Tue May 08, 2007 6:00 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Would you like to?
Replies: 2
Views: 1525

new stuff

Add to the list a 28 foot by 12 foot timber stockade ....just waiting to be defended/stormed ....with timber tower being built this week
by bmht
Sat May 05, 2007 3:16 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Have Ox will travel
Replies: 3
Views: 2015

ox ploughing

Would be interested in details of your working ox and type of plough you use etc. see www.bmheritagetrust.co.uk for details, we have a medieval farm project and assume you could be of assistance with recommended breeds of cattle etc.
regards
Gary
Project director
by bmht
Thu May 03, 2007 6:24 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Axis prisoners of war
Replies: 9
Views: 2455

Axis POW

Thanks for the info, will try the embassy as you suggested.
by bmht
Thu May 03, 2007 11:06 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Axis prisoners of war
Replies: 9
Views: 2455

Axis prisoners of war

Can any one supply us with links or info to research Axis POWs who where held on farms in Mid wales?
We have 2 signatures in buildings at Bryn Mawr farm and would like to identify them, their units etc.
Please see www.bmheritagetrust.co.uk for details
thanks
Gary
Project Director
by bmht
Thu May 03, 2007 11:01 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: napoleonic french prisoners
Replies: 0
Views: 797

napoleonic french prisoners

Does any one have any links for researching French Napoleonic prisoners of war held in mid Wales, Welshpool and the employment of them as labour on local farms and estates? We have a lot of estate walling, sheep pens etc which are credited to prisoners and would like to research this aspect of our r...
by bmht
Tue Jan 09, 2007 5:05 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Would you like to?
Replies: 0
Views: 1320

Would you like to?

Re-enactors and Living History enthusiasts wanted to share (as individual members or groups) in this unique opportunity. • Dedicated secure and private all year round permanent living history site suitable for Iron Age to Post Medieval period. • Unique cruck long house set in 78 acres of isolated un...
by bmht
Tue Jan 09, 2007 5:03 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Would you like to?
Replies: 2
Views: 1525

Would you like to?

Re-enactors and Living History enthusiasts wanted to share (as individual members or groups) in this unique opportunity. • Dedicated secure and private all year round permanent living history site suitable for Iron Age to Post Medieval period. • Unique cruck long house set in 78 acres of isolated un...
by bmht
Tue Jan 09, 2007 5:02 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Would you like to?
Replies: 0
Views: 1138

Would you like to?

Re-enactors and Living History enthusiasts wanted to share (as individual members or groups) in this unique opportunity. • Dedicated secure and private all year round permanent living history site suitable for Iron Age to Post Medieval period. • Unique cruck long house set in 78 acres of isolated un...
by bmht
Tue Jan 09, 2007 4:58 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Would you like to?
Replies: 0
Views: 1149

Would you like to?

Re-enactors and Living History enthusiasts wanted to share (as individual members or groups) in this unique opportunity. • Dedicated secure and private all year round permanent living history site suitable for Iron Age to Post Medieval period. • Unique cruck long house set in 78 acres of isolated un...
by bmht
Tue Jan 09, 2007 4:57 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Would you like to?
Replies: 0
Views: 830

Would you like to?

Re-enactors and Living History enthusiasts wanted to share (as individual members or groups) in this unique opportunity. • Dedicated secure and private all year round permanent living history site suitable for Iron Age to Post Medieval period. • Unique cruck long house set in 78 acres of isolated un...
by bmht
Tue Jan 09, 2007 4:56 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Would you like to?
Replies: 0
Views: 1293

Would you like to?

Re-enactors and Living History enthusiasts wanted to share (as individual members or groups) in this unique opportunity. • Dedicated secure and private all year round permanent living history site suitable for Iron Age to Post Medieval period. • Unique cruck long house set in 78 acres of isolated un...

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