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by Steve Stocker
Tue Jun 19, 2007 3:54 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The last few pictures from Hougemont
Replies: 3
Views: 1210

They had two draught horses, unfortunately the handlers were wearing modern clothing so I have clipped them out of the picture. The overall effect was good though, and very educational.
by Steve Stocker
Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:54 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The last few pictures from Hougemont
Replies: 3
Views: 1210

The last few pictures from Hougemont

And finally, the French artillery
by Steve Stocker
Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:52 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: More from Hougemont
Replies: 1
Views: 971

More from Hougemont

The battle commences....
by Steve Stocker
Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:48 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The defence of Hougemont - Waterloo 2007
Replies: 1
Views: 842

The defence of Hougemont - Waterloo 2007

These few pictures do little justice to the spectacle that was the Sunday battle at Hougemont last weekend.
by Steve Stocker
Tue Jun 19, 2007 8:02 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Post office alternatives
Replies: 14
Views: 4290

I found the only sensible - for me - option with the new Royal Mail rates was to price all deliveries as packets on my web store. Most orders fall into this size band anyway. RM are still the cheapest, most convenient delivery system for us. We lose about 1% maximum of our parcels, and usually only ...
by Steve Stocker
Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:14 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Falchion hanger
Replies: 13
Views: 1780

Hi John,
Yes, I'm trading at the Hougemont site - look forward to seeing you.

Thanks to all for the feedback.

Steve
by Steve Stocker
Wed Jun 06, 2007 11:37 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Falchion hanger
Replies: 13
Views: 1780

Falchion hanger

I have just taken delivery of a beautiful Conyers Falchion from Lancasters Armourie and want to do a proper job of the sheath and hanger. Can somebody point me to contemporary illustrations of these being worn?

Roger has given me some ideas but I would welcome other input before I cut the leather.
by Steve Stocker
Tue Jun 05, 2007 8:06 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: web hosting
Replies: 6
Views: 1317

I'm with 123-reg and have been lucky so far, but the support is truly awful and they are attracting a lot of negative comments generally across forums at the moment. They did not even send me a reminder about my soon-to-expire domain registration! Good job I put it in Calender. The control panel the...
by Steve Stocker
Thu May 24, 2007 8:03 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Pilgrimage 2007 (Turba Ferox and Dreynschlag)
Replies: 11
Views: 2843

Very appealing as a concept, the photos are very nice.
Do pilgrims have to be on a religious journey or can it be secular?
by Steve Stocker
Wed May 23, 2007 7:16 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Conquest 2007 - Shugborough
Replies: 9
Views: 1975

Lawrence,
You need to contact Conrad Goodman; conrad.g (at) rgamedia (dot) com
by Steve Stocker
Wed May 23, 2007 8:03 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Conquest 2007 - Shugborough
Replies: 9
Views: 1975

Thanks for the feedback - I think I'll sign up as well.

G23B - did you know your bum looks big in that avatar?
by Steve Stocker
Thu May 17, 2007 10:52 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Conquest 2007 - Shugborough
Replies: 9
Views: 1975

Conquest 2007 - Shugborough

Any Traders booked in/thinking of booking in here?
http://www.conquest2007.com/
by Steve Stocker
Thu Apr 26, 2007 10:06 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Smokefree law and trading tents
Replies: 16
Views: 3279

I suggest we petition our MP's to alter the legislation so that "Vetatur Fumare"
can be added to the list of legal signs. That wouldn't look so bad in an authentic trading tent. :roll:
by Steve Stocker
Tue Apr 03, 2007 9:27 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Help needed - looking for specific type of button
Replies: 0
Views: 259

Help needed - looking for specific type of button

I need to get some metal buttons - not sure what they are called - that have a domed head and a 1/2" long wire loop for fixing. These are actually for Napoleonic rifle sling fixings and need to be black, but I can paint over brass or silver if necessary. Pewter buttons will not be strong enough...
by Steve Stocker
Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:10 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Soldiers' Accoutrements of the British Army 1750-1900
Replies: 4
Views: 1326

It's a cracker. I can finally generate proper patterns for British leather work and accoutrements. Light & Heavy cavalry sabretaches and belts are in production now. Musket and rifle slings and cross-belts also. And the plates also show proper construction details - something one cannot get from...
by Steve Stocker
Thu Feb 15, 2007 8:54 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: NLHF opening times
Replies: 2
Views: 727

NLHF opening times

Can anybody help a complete duffer (yes, that's me believe it or not) with getting the opening times at the NLHF today (Thursday)? Would be much appreciated.
Thanks,
Steve :?:
by Steve Stocker
Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:16 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Traders - you might need to update your websites
Replies: 4
Views: 1816

Thanks for the information - I had updated the web site but was not aware that emails had to include the info. Setting up Outlook now...... :roll:
by Steve Stocker
Wed Dec 06, 2006 11:19 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Strange question about takings
Replies: 20
Views: 2912

I'm a bit confused about this thread. How - from where we started - did we get here? I have been back through all of the previous postings and can find no negative comments, just people offering friendly and practical advice. Where did the comparisons between trade takings come in to the discussion?...
by Steve Stocker
Tue Dec 05, 2006 11:03 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Roman marching forts
Replies: 2
Views: 933

Thanks for the info. I have found a couple of interesting books - I want to do an artist's impression of what the Nemetostatio temporary fort and surrounding area would have looked like. There are several British burial mounds nearby as well and a lot of crop-mark evidence for a native settlement ne...
by Steve Stocker
Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:59 am
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Roman temporary forts
Replies: 3
Views: 1536

Salve Verus,

Thanks for that, I'll drop them a line.

Steve
by Steve Stocker
Wed Nov 29, 2006 9:10 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Roman marching forts
Replies: 2
Views: 933

Roman marching forts

I have put an enquiry in the 55B-410AD section asking for info on Roman marching camps. Can you help with references to information?
by Steve Stocker
Wed Nov 29, 2006 9:07 am
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Roman temporary forts
Replies: 3
Views: 1536

Roman temporary forts

Can anybody help with some recommended reading matter? I was in Devon at the weekend and was walking the remains of a Roman camp at North Tawton (Nemetostatio to the Romans I think). I think it was built and used by the II Augusta in AD43, I would like to get some idea of what it looked like, do any...
by Steve Stocker
Wed Nov 08, 2006 4:46 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: medieval market in weston super mare 2007 - interested?
Replies: 29
Views: 4505

Ok Dave, but tell me more about 'The Gathering' :lol:
by Steve Stocker
Tue Oct 31, 2006 2:36 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Making a Leather Scabbard
Replies: 18
Views: 3092

Colin, In my experience it depends upon how tight the grain of the leather is. If you have a piece of hide with a close grain it will be harder to shape and will need longer in the water beforehand. It will also hold its shape better. I find drying times vary. If I am shaping using a former or mould...
by Steve Stocker
Tue Oct 31, 2006 9:32 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Making a Leather Scabbard
Replies: 18
Views: 3092

DK, There are two ways to cover your sword - with a scabbard that has a wooden core and a leather or fabric cover or with a sheath of stitched and moulded leather. If you have bought a stiff vegetable-tanned leather then you would be advised to try the latter method. If you have bought a soft, thin ...
by Steve Stocker
Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:02 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Lulworth
Replies: 5
Views: 1473

Sorry to hear that, the weather was awful eveywhere I think. I certainly got wet repairing the Discovery. :(
by Steve Stocker
Sat Sep 02, 2006 10:45 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Lulworth
Replies: 5
Views: 1473

Thanks for the offer Chris, it's a Discovery and I'm actually in the trade but Land Rover give such low discounts.
It's the money that's the problem, not the parts - they are easy to fit.
Just one of those things, but you can be sure I will try to recondition the old unit as a spare. 8)
by Steve Stocker
Thu Aug 31, 2006 11:11 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Lulworth
Replies: 5
Views: 1473

Lulworth

RATS!
The fuel pump has packed up on my vehicle - it's £180 + VAT, takes 2 days to obtain and I won't be able to go to Lulworth as intended.
I expect David Smith is already there so could someone make my apologies if you are going?
I will drop him a PM anyway.
Ta,
Steve :(
by Steve Stocker
Thu Aug 10, 2006 3:11 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: What do we get for our pitch fee ?
Replies: 17
Views: 2460

Sally, at least you can use your spreadsheet to prove that the tax man is not entitled to anything!
by Steve Stocker
Thu Aug 10, 2006 12:50 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: What do we get for our pitch fee ?
Replies: 17
Views: 2460

Sally, I have pro-rata'd all of my expenses into a weekend period - including NMTF membership, pitch fee, mileage at 46p per mile (this includes car insurance, road tax, fuel, wear and tear), wages. Average profit margin is also a factor. Wages include driving time calculated on a 35 mph basis using...

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