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by tonw
Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Looking for a group in/near Stafford/Cannock Area
Replies: 5
Views: 2570

Re: Looking for a group in/near Stafford/Cannock Area

The Ferrers Household is currently recruiting members in Staffordshire, we have members in Bruntwood, Cannock and Birmingham that are nearby We're a 15th century wars of the roses group if that has any interest for you. Check out out website http://ferrershousehold.co.uk Or email us at Ferrers.house...
by tonw
Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: The Ferrers Household is recruiting Staffs/mids
Replies: 0
Views: 1236

The Ferrers Household is recruiting Staffs/mids

Hello We at the Ferrers household are looking to expand our ranks and grow if you are interested in a 15th Century craft heavy living history group then please get in touch, we have members all across the country and are actively looking to grow smaller sub groups within the group from Lancashire an...
by tonw
Wed May 29, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Change in details for the Ferrers
Replies: 0
Views: 1232

Change in details for the Ferrers

Due to a change of committee can any organiser update their contact details for the Ferrers Household to the following Group Secretary Tony Wallace Ferrers.household@gmail.com This replaces the previously contact of Jim Smith Ferrers_household@yahoo.com Anyone wishing to know anything extra can cont...
by tonw
Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: A question about Coat of Plates
Replies: 2
Views: 3516

A question about Coat of Plates

I'm familiar with some samples of coats of plates namely the wisby coat of plates pattern but I'm curious to know if the follow pictures from films have any reference to historic groundings for coats of plates http://goodfilmguide.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Ironclad-02.jpg http://www.liveforfi...
by tonw
Thu May 31, 2012 10:12 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: what can i use insted of silk ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3189

Re: what can i use insted of silk ?

What colours are you looking for Brian

Also do you want naturally dyed colour of synthetically dyed if you go for the naturally dyed you'll get colour fade no matter what colours you choose.

In choice of fabric you could opt for linen over silk
by tonw
Mon May 21, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Livery Collars
Replies: 5
Views: 1995

Re: Livery Collars

I've been thinking about this too and have uncovered several different "levels" of workmanship from the highest levels where the collar is made from rare metals like gold and silver, would these have been worn by lords and nobles who wished to wear their personal liveries in battle (Showin...
by tonw
Mon May 14, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Livery Collars
Replies: 5
Views: 1995

Re: Livery Collars

A quick internet search turned up this not the most reliable source but ho http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Livery_collar And I found these images on the same google search http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&pq=livery+collars&cp=18&gs_id=7&xhr=t&q=Livery+Collars+8+8&safe=off&am...
by tonw
Sat Oct 22, 2011 5:40 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Helm of Awe
Replies: 3
Views: 2706

Re: Helm of Awe

Nope its belfast
by tonw
Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Helm of Awe
Replies: 3
Views: 2706

Helm of Awe

Hello

A family member is studying Viking Studies at Uni and as a gift his mother would like to buy him a Helm of Awe pendant made from gold

Can any one help by suggesting someone who could make this?
by tonw
Thu Sep 23, 2010 3:45 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Caldicot 2010 pictures
Replies: 23
Views: 5745

Re: Caldicot 2010 pictures

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As there was nothing constructive within the removed posts they were moved into the Moderators section

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by tonw
Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:02 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Caldicot 2010 pictures
Replies: 23
Views: 5745

Re: Caldicot 2010 pictures

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At the request of the thread starter all posts off topic have been split from this discussion

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by tonw
Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:19 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Live Target
Replies: 14
Views: 4017

Re: Live Target

They look really impressive

made me take a second look as I thought they were sharps sticking into you not just well times photos (not a criticism :D )
by tonw
Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:34 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Buckles?
Replies: 8
Views: 2292

Re: Buckles?

Tis quite ok I've managed to escape Dudley and retreated to the northern territories, though that hasn't helped with finding a buckle yet...
by tonw
Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:06 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Buckles?
Replies: 8
Views: 2292

Re: Buckles?

Anyone else?
by tonw
Thu Aug 05, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Buckles?
Replies: 8
Views: 2292

Re: Buckles?

Thanks Chris :D

I'll give two J's a try see if they still do, I've seen their baldrics but want to have a go myself :)
by tonw
Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Buckles?
Replies: 8
Views: 2292

Buckles?

Hello all

I'm putting together a set of pirate kit an I'm looking for some buckles for a sword belt can someone point me in the right direction please

Cheers
by tonw
Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:05 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Where do you get your Polearms?
Replies: 7
Views: 1480

Where do you get your Polearms?

Where/Who do people get their polearms from?

I'm looking to get a new polearm for the coming season and I'm trying to find someone to make/buy a pole arm from is proving interesting...

Any help greatly appreciated
by tonw
Fri Jul 17, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Who was at Tewkesbury
Replies: 16
Views: 3306

By all accounts I've found those crafty beggers on the yorkish side that apparently turned the battle were commissioned by the commissioner of array for Worcestershire and Shropshire which would have been Sir Walter Deveroux Lord Ferrers. The vast majority of them coming from Bewdley
by tonw
Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:34 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Towton 2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1614

Good god someone managed to get me in a photo

well done I'm usually so shy
by tonw
Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:11 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Fed practice at Blore Heath March 2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1245

I don't know Jim and Jen can't even keep to the tent anymore, now they've moved onto the field and photography
by tonw
Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:27 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 18th century Shoe suppliers?
Replies: 7
Views: 1557

Mr Garlick
by tonw
Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:56 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Faintheart
Replies: 5
Views: 1218

At little bit of both It's supposed to be a romantic comedy that revolves heavily round a vike re-enactor losing his family and going on some quest to win them back. Could be good could be bad All I know is they filmed some of it in the pub I work at. fortunately I was not working so the extra reinf...
by tonw
Mon May 05, 2008 9:56 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: narvek
Replies: 124
Views: 27775

I'm quite impressed your knife stays put, I had one similar in hanging but the bloody thing kept working it's way out despite the tight sheath.
by tonw
Fri Mar 14, 2008 7:16 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Cannock Chase
Replies: 18
Views: 2612

And where we should be training :roll:
by tonw
Mon Oct 08, 2007 7:21 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: C18th sword repro
Replies: 8
Views: 2617

I've heard Tim recommended on several of the piracy forums but as I said I've as of yet not seen anything he's done for the period

By all accounts they're also expensive but then you pay for quality

If you sort someone phil let us know I myself am looking for a fine 18th century hangar
by tonw
Mon Oct 08, 2007 4:05 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Dutch Redcoats?
Replies: 5
Views: 2353

I'd point out that it is in fact the shoulder strap for his musket being held tight so it's flush to the gun

why is another question
by tonw
Mon Oct 08, 2007 2:27 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: C18th sword repro
Replies: 8
Views: 2617

Phil by all accounts Tim of heron armouries is producing 19th century swords though I've not see any yet and he's not got back in touch with me regarding seeing any he's made

You might want to try sending him your pictures and getting a quote
by tonw
Sun Sep 16, 2007 10:43 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Pictures of Lace Wars at Cliveden.
Replies: 24
Views: 3344

And stays most defiantly do not go with ketchup.

Some great photos btw
by tonw
Fri Sep 14, 2007 11:18 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: WOTR Alleigences.
Replies: 76
Views: 9700

Well as a Ferrers we are supposed to be Yorkist but we've fought for everyone at some point or other.

We generally try to take to the field as Yorkists but that doesn't always work

The Stanleys have it the best
by tonw
Tue Aug 14, 2007 11:30 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kelmarsh 2007
Replies: 28
Views: 4496

Was it you that was blowing the bloody bugle at 6:30am

not as bad as who ever blew it at 6am

though by 7 I think I was fully awake and didn't care that someone else was blow their horn at stupid O-clock

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