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by Fillionous
Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:40 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Living History: Tableaux or Presentation
Replies: 10
Views: 3108

The group I am part of requres that all tents / displays etc are roped off with combat stuff double roped. Insurance and H&S... This could lead to a very closed in mentality, esspecally if people don't pitch thoughtfully. The result is that we have people that know each site we work at and have ...
by Fillionous
Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:23 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: REMINDER - NMTF Historic Traders Branch AGM
Replies: 57
Views: 8454

Unfortunetly due to a major malfunction with my time machine I have only just now see this notice of the AGM and due to it's continueing malfunction was /will not be able to attend. On a side line this is a little frustrating as the normal NFMT magazine has almost nothing ever of relevance to our so...
by Fillionous
Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:38 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Question for the archers among us
Replies: 57
Views: 14427

My understanding of the use of the leather spacers / drawing arrows is that the fletchings and piles are both fitted and you draw the arrow by pulling the pile thus drawing the flexable fletching through the hole. The feather is smoothed by this action and springs back into shape as the arrow is loa...
by Fillionous
Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:49 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: arrows?
Replies: 3
Views: 881

I can recomend Carol Edwards who is based in Surrey and trades as Carol Archery - web site here http://www.carolarchery.com/ All the bits you need to make your own arrows come out at about £30/35 per dozen. She even makes / sells 3 way long fletch jigs - so you can stick full fletches on with speed!...
by Fillionous
Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:22 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Modern necessities
Replies: 41
Views: 8227

I have a watch hidden in my clothes, there are a couple of events where there are local church bells that you can hear to keep track of the time but most there are either no announcements at all or they blend into the background noise of the event / MoPs talking or you end up camped too far away to ...
by Fillionous
Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:48 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Question for the archers among us
Replies: 57
Views: 14427

The only referances I can recall of British 'quivers' / arrow storage are leather spacers inside a cloth bag. The spacers are basically a disc of leather with variously 6,8,12,24 holes in it, these stop the fletchings getting damaged and the cloth bag, which in some pictures may be re-enforced in th...
by Fillionous
Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:48 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Archers armour breast plates
Replies: 18
Views: 3152

I use a padded jack (which hides / flattens my body shape quite well) and a gut plate which because of my build and it's size / shape not only covers my gut but the 'point' comes up nicely between my breasts, thus giving a degree of protection to my breast bone / chest, whilst not rubbing. It is rel...
by Fillionous
Thu Apr 03, 2008 1:18 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: 10 fat pigeons
Replies: 3
Views: 1950

10 fat pigeons

I have a really nice bod who lives across the road who happens to do a bit of shooting... Having expressed my interest in game he has taken to giving me a cut of his catch. Usually I either pluck, clean etc and eat that evening or he has already dressed the beasties and I can choose to freeze or eat...
by Fillionous
Mon Mar 10, 2008 5:19 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Period plant growing
Replies: 35
Views: 17670

Period plant growing

Greetings all, I have finally (after over a year on a waiting list) got an allotment. And now I want to grow stuff. I of cause will be doing some crops purely for home use and a number of 'modern' veggies like 'tatties. I thought it would be rather fun and a nice challenge to try and grow some 'aufe...
by Fillionous
Fri Jan 25, 2008 2:57 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tax - Self assessment on line - anyone for a group hug?
Replies: 53
Views: 8997

Just to allay some of your thoughts (and thanks for them!) I have registered with the tax bods - offically self emplyed / sole trader type thingy. And it was within (just) thier 3 month deadline thing. I just have heard nothing back... So (prehaps foolishly) presumed that they weren't interested - a...
by Fillionous
Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:52 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tax - Self assessment on line - anyone for a group hug?
Replies: 53
Views: 8997

I'll admit to not really understanding the first thing about all this... This is my first year trading... I guess I should be doing something ... I guess the tax bods are going to want to know... but the reality is I have records and my bank statments of what went in and what went out and I know I h...
by Fillionous
Thu Jan 03, 2008 6:45 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Anyone selling on DaWanda?
Replies: 6
Views: 1654

I too have set up a little shop on DaWanda - following the link here. As you say a lot less complex and burocratic than fleabay - although that may change. My one difficalty is there insistance for everything in Euros, it is not really a curency I am familiar with. I somewhat get the impression that...
by Fillionous
Fri Dec 07, 2007 8:06 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: I don't want to pass up a sale but...
Replies: 12
Views: 2283

Yeah I'v had those too... Thought it was spam. But in the spirit of the vague posibility that it might be something, sent one very bland stock reply giving out no more details than that publicaly avalible off my web site, no links, addresses or names etc. Telling the truth that I cannot deal with cr...
by Fillionous
Sun Nov 18, 2007 11:03 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Soldier database
Replies: 24
Views: 4183

Good database...

Great for fleshing out charictors or just getting a feel for names, stations and make up of forces...
Or being ego driven and looking up your own name!

Be bright, be bold
Fillionous
by Fillionous
Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:57 am
Forum: General History
Topic: medievil porn
Replies: 36
Views: 7572

I am not convinced that there was porn as we understand it in our prudish 21 C way. Certianally there are plenty of items that show nudity - like the above bathing scenes or have male members promenantly displayed - such as various pewter badges. There was a fair amount of bawdy humour and 'toilet' ...
by Fillionous
Thu Oct 25, 2007 4:17 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: obscure saints
Replies: 53
Views: 10258

Interstingly some of these local saints can trace some of thier names and deeds / miricals and assosiated shrines, holy places, wells etc back into earlier sometimes pre christian mythologies. There is quite a lot of evidance for at least some being Pagan Divinities that were absorbed or over layed ...
by Fillionous
Wed Oct 24, 2007 3:56 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Food Storage
Replies: 4
Views: 1431

Traveling with a young baby/child means that esspecally for hot summer events a modern coolbox and ice blocks is a must. The rest is a bit more negotable. There is a point where modern 'soft' constitutions and a desire not to get fully authentic with the squits, means that I will transport in modern...
by Fillionous
Fri May 25, 2007 10:07 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Shield strapping arrangement
Replies: 9
Views: 2031

Might be worth talking to John of Shields and Shoes (he has a banner on this site)

He is pretty knowledgable about re-enactment shields and probably is a store of knowledge about autheni strappings...

Be bright, be bold
Fillionous
by Fillionous
Mon May 14, 2007 10:28 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Big Plunge Off the Deep end!
Replies: 8
Views: 1808

Thanks to everyone who helped me out over the weekend... Esspecally all those who apeared from nowhere when my awning decided to go for a trip across the market... ('Twas a bit windy like on that corner... actually it was a bit windy everywhere...) It was good to put some more faces to names and go ...
by Fillionous
Wed Apr 18, 2007 4:04 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Big Plunge Off the Deep end!
Replies: 8
Views: 1808

Thanks for the thoughts... I have groveled to my parents and they are now looking after Tadpole for the long weekend... So it is just me and my nerves I have to cope with now... So thanks for letting me rant and vent here. All being well I should make it on site for Friday lunch time - the plan bein...
by Fillionous
Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:06 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Big Plunge Off the Deep end!
Replies: 8
Views: 1808

Big Plunge Off the Deep end!

Ok I'm looking for help / advice... and probably being told I am a compleat idiot and biting off far too much... Let's start at the beginning... A while back I started trading as 'Shieldmaiden' doing banners, shields, plaques and other unique hereldic based things. (http://shieldmaiden.co.uk) I had/...
by Fillionous
Mon Apr 02, 2007 3:17 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Hair
Replies: 16
Views: 2719

Hair

OK I have long hair, as it it comes down to my waist when loose, but it is very fine and gets very easily knotted. Normally in the 21C I draw it up to the top of my head, tie it, then platt... sort of a platted pony tail from the top of my head rarther than the back... this is because I have some sh...
by Fillionous
Fri Mar 09, 2007 4:13 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Intrested in reenacting - Easter
Replies: 7
Views: 1586

Over the Easter bank holiday the MSS will be at Heddingham castle. There should be a few traders, plus the usual mix of living history, demos of weapons armour, fighting styles, falconer, archery competition and skermishes and battle.

Be bright, be bold
Fillionous
by Fillionous
Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:29 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: BAN ON SWORDS!!!!!!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1827

As for stiring up unwanted fuss I think this has just go to the next level... I caught part of a report on BBC radio 2 yesterday discussing this sword ban partition. Amougst the report various polititions names were mentioned as being in suport of a sword / samuri sword ban (there was some overlap a...
by Fillionous
Sun Feb 25, 2007 10:40 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Who the hell are you?
Replies: 520
Views: 64487

Me in the woods... oooorrr Errrr...
by Fillionous
Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:39 am
Forum: General History
Topic: How to help a beginner
Replies: 53
Views: 6835

Answers may vary from group to group / battle to battle For the Group I am part of the following would be the answers... 1. A minimum of good metal head protection and hand protection (for bill / spear folks this is usually taken to be mitten type gauntlets) and adiquate body protection (usually tak...
by Fillionous
Tue Jan 02, 2007 11:28 am
Forum: General History
Topic: fire lighting
Replies: 72
Views: 17425

I have experimented with a number of ways of lighting fires from the very modern (lighter, firelighters, modern matches, magnesium scrapings etc) through mid level stuff (candle stub and match, flint/steel and char cloth) through to really hard work (various drills and bow drills, smoldering hoof fu...
by Fillionous
Fri Dec 29, 2006 6:06 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tracking haberdashery shops
Replies: 72
Views: 53656

Two places I know of... One is in a wharehouse behind and semi underground, near the 'Padington Packet Boat' pub, near Uxbridge (NW of London) It is a bit of a pest to find but has a VAST range of fabrics and a good stock of Habadash, fittings, bits and bobs, buttons, patterns and so forth. For glas...
by Fillionous
Fri Dec 29, 2006 5:53 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Reenacting superstitions
Replies: 78
Views: 11813

I think it is fear of our audances reactions that prevent us from being more acurate in demonstrating the importance of both faith and superstitions (coman knowledge of the time). Religion is a VERY emotive subject, it gets people riled up quite quickly and can be a cause of much trubble... the sort...
by Fillionous
Thu Nov 23, 2006 4:03 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Sugar Cones
Replies: 20
Views: 4885

Pete the Pong imported some last year and sold out in a flash, So I would contact him and hope he can get some more.

Be bright, be bold
Fillionous

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