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by SpudUk
Mon May 19, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Late 17th Century Army Kit
Replies: 1
Views: 1534

Late 17th Century Army Kit

Hello Folks,

I'm looking for a supplier for late 17th Century soldiers coats and hats, from Monmouth Rebellion and Williamite War.

Thanks
by SpudUk
Mon May 19, 2014 6:11 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Drums and Fifes - 1685
Replies: 0
Views: 1637

Drums and Fifes - 1685

Anyone know of official army drum or fife tunes from the late 17th Century, either from the Monmouth Rebellion or Williamite War?

Also, anyone know of a supplier of authentic fifes?
by SpudUk
Mon May 12, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Customs Men
Replies: 2
Views: 4622

Customs Men

Hello,

I'm looking for information on uniforms word by customs officials and Riding Officers in England in the mid 18th Century. Quite interested in highly authentic portrayal of smuggling and counter-smuggling operations in this period
by SpudUk
Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Wiltshire/South West Medieval Group
Replies: 3
Views: 2034

Wiltshire/South West Medieval Group

Hey Folks, Still got my eyes open for a Medieval group (12th - 15th Century) in the Wiltshire/Somerset/South West area. Some sort of semi-regular mid-week training would be helpful, especially as I am potentially training for ordained ministry, thus making my weekends a premium. As a result of this,...
by SpudUk
Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:29 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: French and Indian/War of Independence Groups
Replies: 6
Views: 3121

Re: French and Indian/War of Independence Groups

Tod wrote:He's already been on your FB page.


I certainly am, you stalking me Tod?
by SpudUk
Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: French and Indian/War of Independence Groups
Replies: 6
Views: 3121

French and Indian/War of Independence Groups

Hello, I've been trying to dig around the internet to find some groups who do either Revolutionary War/American War of Independence or French and Indian War re-enactment in the UK, but all the groups either seem to be: a) Northern (I live in Wiltshire/near Bath) b) Not overly accepting of families c...
by SpudUk
Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Cameras (Still and Film)
Replies: 1
Views: 2001

Cameras (Still and Film)

Hello all,

Following on from, and in addition to, my post on War Correspondents, can anyone suggest like contenders for still and film cameras that would have been used my correspondents? Also looking at examples of portable typewriters.

Many thanks

Chris Auckland
by SpudUk
Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: War Correspondents
Replies: 3
Views: 2211

Re: War Correspondents

Buy this book:- http://www.amazon.co.uk/Front-Line-Clare-Hollingworth/dp/0224028278/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1372930464&sr=8-1&keywords=Clare+Hollingworth Clare was the first person to report on the German invasion of Poland and she carried on reporting from a variety of theatres both dur...
by SpudUk
Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: War Correspondents
Replies: 3
Views: 2211

War Correspondents

Hello all,

My oldest sister has expressed an interest in WW2 re-enactment as I have got into it, and is interested in portraying a War Correspondent. I was wondering what sort of equipment they might have had?

Many thanks

Chris Auckland
by SpudUk
Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: WW2 British Group
Replies: 3
Views: 2254

Re: WW2 British Group

Thanks for the tip, have headed over there and actually joined up with The Garrison already!

Many thanks

Chris
by SpudUk
Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:56 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW2 British Infantry Radios
Replies: 1
Views: 1729

WW2 British Infantry Radios

Hello,

I am doing some research into the radios used by British Infantry during WW2, as this is of particular interest to me as part of WW2 re-enactment in general. Can anyone recommend somewhere I can gather useful information from?

Many thanks

Chris Auckland
by SpudUk
Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:31 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: WW2 British Group
Replies: 3
Views: 2254

WW2 British Group

Hello,

I'm looking to join a British WW2 group that do a mix of living history and battles. Would love it if there was the chance of the odd ride in something too!I live in Wiltshire.
by SpudUk
Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Western Groups - Hampshire/Wiltshire
Replies: 1
Views: 4073

Western Groups - Hampshire/Wiltshire

Hello,

A friend of mine is interested in 19th Century American/Western Re-enactment and I was wondering if anyone knew of any groups in the Hampshire/Wiltshire area, or who are nation-wide? I might be interested in tagging along as well.

Many thanks

Chris Auckland
by SpudUk
Wed May 22, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Wiltshire (Trowbridge)
Replies: 6
Views: 3089

Re: Wiltshire (Trowbridge)

Thanks Tod, I've got in touch with MSS.

Appreciate it's not all swords, was being vague and stereotypical!
by SpudUk
Tue May 21, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Wiltshire (Trowbridge)
Replies: 6
Views: 3089

Wiltshire (Trowbridge)

Hello all, I have flirted with a good many periods in my time, WWII, Viking, AWI, but now I am looking for a new challenge. I am an ECW re-enactor with the Sealed Knot and have been since I was about 12, but will only attend certain events in the year, and want something to fill the void. I love goi...
by SpudUk
Wed May 15, 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Painting Help
Replies: 1
Views: 1742

Painting Help

I am trying to track down two paintings and a bust but appear to have hit a dead end and wondered if anyone could help. The paintings I am looking for are: Subject: Thomas, Lord Wentworth Artist: Unknown Last Known Location: Mr H R Clifton of Clifton Hall, Nottingham Additional Info: Reproduced in F...
by SpudUk
Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Grenadier Guards - Early History
Replies: 11
Views: 4354

Re: Grenadier Guards - Early History

The painting long thought to show them in 1660 is now generally thought to show Dutch Militia Do you know what the name of the painting is Steve? I realise that there is little information to go by, but hoped that the earliest histories of the Grenadiers might shed some light. In the past we always...
by SpudUk
Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Grenadier Guards - Early History
Replies: 11
Views: 4354

Grenadier Guards - Early History

Hello all, I'm looking to find out more information on the earliest history of the Grenadier Guards, specifically around 1656 and Lord Wentworth's Regiment up to 1665. I am specifically interested in coat colours, ensigns etc. but general history is important too. I've spoken with the Guards Museum ...
by SpudUk
Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Groups
Replies: 3
Views: 5110

Groups

Anyone know of any British (non-ACW) groups that re-enact in or around this period? The later the better, Crimea onwards.

Many thanks

Chris Auckland
by SpudUk
Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: British Fifers in the AWI
Replies: 4
Views: 4338

Re: British Fifers in the AWI

Thanks Steve!
by SpudUk
Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Redcoats and Revolutionaries - Late 18th Century
Replies: 8
Views: 6400

Re: *NEW* Red Coats and Revolution (1775-83)

Well, they're not just in Leicester now! Reds and Revs first Wiltshire member :D

Plus, it's a good excuse to bump this up the list as well...
by SpudUk
Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: British Fifers in the AWI
Replies: 4
Views: 4338

British Fifers in the AWI

Hello all,

I am interested in British regimental fifers during the American War of Independence. What tunes did they play, can you buy replica Fifes and is there anyone who can teach me?

Many thanks

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