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by Neil Johnston
Tue Oct 23, 2007 10:46 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Breeches
Replies: 14
Views: 4004

Ah Henrik
Don't think I'm really up to officer standard clothing, all that velvet and silk, I leave that to the more fashion conscious amongst us......no names :wink:
I think wool is probably my limit.

Thanks for the link though very interesting source.
Cheers
Neil
by Neil Johnston
Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:12 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Breeches
Replies: 14
Views: 4004

Breeches

I have woollen breeches for my Jacobite Lowlander outfit but wondered what other materials if any would have been used for breeches in the 1745 -1746 period? I guessed maybe leather (steady now :shock: ) and linen (maybe too soggy when wet :? ) but wondered if anyone had any other thoughts on common...
by Neil Johnston
Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:01 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: New Culloden Visitor Centre
Replies: 62
Views: 12959

Tod
Send me an email when you get them done and I'll send you a cheque.
Cheers
Neil
by Neil Johnston
Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:08 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: New Culloden Visitor Centre
Replies: 62
Views: 12959

Brilliant..."It was only three".......for how many days filming again??.....says it all :lol: How can they have got wee Mikey N so many times?? They must have thought he was the Action Man "Jacobite Highlander" figure either that or they wanted to portray the desperate lengths the Jacobite Army had ...
by Neil Johnston
Mon Oct 22, 2007 9:25 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Watch fob?
Replies: 11
Views: 3338

Henrik Remember and bury the watch when it stops :wink: There is an apocryphal story about the Battle of Prestonpans and a simple highlander who buried the watch that he had "liberated" from a corpse when it stopped ticking as he believed it was dead..........aye right......he'd at least have tried ...
by Neil Johnston
Mon Oct 22, 2007 9:10 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: New Culloden Visitor Centre
Replies: 62
Views: 12959

Are you sure you've been cut Tod??
I seem to remember you in 6 different outfits........maybe you've just forgotten which ones are you!!! :wink:

Ian,
Any info appreciated, as you know they were whispering about St Andrews Day at one point but it has gone very quiet since.

Cheers
Neil
by Neil Johnston
Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:21 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Details for short 'doublet' found on bog body please
Replies: 26
Views: 6162

After a bit more hunting around I still think the doublet could just as likely to be from a (slightly) later period. I have my grandfather's kilt jacket which he wore to his wedding in 1938 i.e. pre the current black barathea Prince Charlie/Argyll jacket era. It was made in Oban from tweed cloth fro...
by Neil Johnston
Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:28 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 1745 Highlanders - what not to wear
Replies: 50
Views: 10824

Ah Andy, Your just teasing me now with that picture.......unfortunately Mrs Johnston prefers the larger calibre.......oo-er :wink:.....of the cannon of course....and cannot hold any muskets by herself. Not to wear Coverted modern tartan jackets, often still with sewn up breast pocket visible!! Cheer...
by Neil Johnston
Wed Oct 17, 2007 11:42 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 1745 Highlanders - what not to wear
Replies: 50
Views: 10824

"Corp. Paul makes some really nice bodkins, I can highly recommend them." Mmmm sounds interesting do you have an email contact for him by any chance??? Mr Robertson stop tempting me with tales of glamorous sexy French muskets you know Lothian and Borders will only allow me to hold the one!!! My next...
by Neil Johnston
Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:51 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Tacksman
Replies: 5
Views: 2445

Hi Wim
I replied to bits about this on "Highlanders and Hanoverians" tacksman thread.
Cheers
Neil
by Neil Johnston
Tue Oct 16, 2007 4:44 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 1745 Highlanders - what not to wear
Replies: 50
Views: 10824

Bright blue NATO/UN style berets and Car Rugs and "Moccassin" slippers with sheepskin inside them and ankle length kilts with Timberlands and Tea cosy like crocheted bonnets like the one on The Highland Clans TV programme last night..........Ah the joys of BBC2 Scotland!!! Well I feel a lot better a...
by Neil Johnston
Fri Oct 12, 2007 11:05 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Jacobite "Badge"
Replies: 30
Views: 7262

Hi Henrik Any of the North American sutlers usually have a decent selection. I got my Georgian/Stuart ones from Jas Townsend www.jastown.com and also from Williamsburg when I was on holiday there. My French coins were from the gift shop at Versailles......... but maybe a shop/supplier in Canada woul...
by Neil Johnston
Thu Oct 11, 2007 4:50 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Details for short 'doublet' found on bog body please
Replies: 26
Views: 6162

Brilliant........shows what I know!!!!!!!! :lol:
Cheers
Neil
by Neil Johnston
Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:49 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Details for short 'doublet' found on bog body please
Replies: 26
Views: 6162

Nope sorry don't know I would guess from the picture behind and the cut/style etc it is probably late 18th/early 19thC and to be worn with breeches. There are a few paintings of dances/shooting groups etc in Atholl from this time which show very short jackets with breeches.... although that's not to...
by Neil Johnston
Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:31 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Jacobite "Badge"
Replies: 30
Views: 7262

Henrik If it is the Westair Reproductions one it is a copy of a sort of commemorative medal rather than a coin I think. As I recall it is from post 1745 I do have one, in fact now that I think on it I may have 2 different ones a "gold" one with a full length picture of CES and a Jacobite rose on it ...
by Neil Johnston
Thu Oct 11, 2007 1:04 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Jacobite "Badge"
Replies: 30
Views: 7262

No Andy
These days I'm in with Messrs Netten and Booth aka The "Little and Large" of Gordons.......but we will not say in what department that refers to. :wink:

Of course, I'm always happy to get back to my erse roots in the Brigade if required!!
Cheers
Neil
by Neil Johnston
Thu Oct 11, 2007 11:22 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Jacobite "Badge"
Replies: 30
Views: 7262

Hi Jude I do indeed know that you belong to that fine upstanding ( well mostly anyway!!) body of men, women and nuns that are Frasers Dragoones. Andy is an O'Cahan, for his sins, you would know him from the Culloden filming too. I too know of some of the Gunn guys and sadly they have adopted the "un...
by Neil Johnston
Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:25 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Beards in the 18th century
Replies: 82
Views: 25453

Mark P et al Just for interest.........the latest gossip I have heard At Prestonpans the NTS people were hoping for an opening date for the new visitor centre of St Andrews Day(Friday 30th Nov) with possible big bash official opening on April 16th next year but this isn't confirmed yet and Nov 30th ...
by Neil Johnston
Mon Oct 08, 2007 4:38 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Jacobite "Badge"
Replies: 30
Views: 7262

Peter
By the next time we meet I will ensure the whole Johnston clan have turned authentic and wear day-glo tartan car rugs, hiking boots and massive "bird nest" beards..... and that includes Shonna and Eilidh!!!!

Tod
You're a poet and I didn't even know it??
Enjoy France
Cheers
Neil
by Neil Johnston
Mon Oct 08, 2007 2:22 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Jacobite "Badge"
Replies: 30
Views: 7262

Thanks Tod
I knew quite a few of the guys had them
Enjoy France.....remember and bring back those 10,000 troops we were promised with you!!!! :D
Cheers
Neil
by Neil Johnston
Mon Oct 08, 2007 12:45 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Jacobite "Badge"
Replies: 30
Views: 7262

Jacobite "Badge"

With the prospect of another year passing and the annual Christmas spendathon both fast approaching. I was wondering rather than get another round of socks, sweets and scarves from my nearest and dearest, if anybody has a source I could point them in the direction of for the metal (copper?) Jacobite...
by Neil Johnston
Sun Oct 07, 2007 11:06 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Prestonpans 21/22 September 2007
Replies: 19
Views: 4612

Ah Arran Thanks for the compliment :lol: Sorry, "substantially European" does sound rather strange, it wasn't personal.........but I suppose if anyone could claim to be, then BPC could probably claim to be be.... born in Italy to British and Polish parents with any number of nationalities of grandpa...
by Neil Johnston
Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:15 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Prestonpans 21/22 September 2007
Replies: 19
Views: 4612

Hi Guys All set for same time next year, I think, or nearest weekend to 21st September anyway. There is a meeting of the Trust in October so will probably hear more after that. Hi Henrik I thought Gardiner might have got a wallop with a Lochaber myself but the guy doing the "killing" was keen to use...
by Neil Johnston
Fri Oct 05, 2007 8:54 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Prestonpans 21/22 September 2007
Replies: 19
Views: 4612

Lots of photos now appearing on Heritage Trust web-site of all the aspects of this event. I think I've missed being in any of them.....probably due to my unfortunate habit of being a big ugly b*gger Skirmish http://www.battleofprestonpans1745.org/heritagetrust/html/news/show_news.asp?newsid=1956 Tak...
by Neil Johnston
Wed Oct 03, 2007 1:21 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Beards in the 18th century
Replies: 82
Views: 25453

Too true on the old cross dressing Andy.
Mind after looking at the Waitt paintings again I bet the hen wife of Grant could grow up a nice stubble after a few days :lol:

What is it with Tod? First mealy puddings; now pistols.... there seems to be something underlying these obsessions.
Cheers
Neil
by Neil Johnston
Wed Oct 03, 2007 1:15 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Beards in the 18th century
Replies: 82
Views: 25453

I think we all agree beards are unlikely on mid 18thC men. Ther is a portrait of a highlander with a beard in the same series as the other Grant paintings..hen wife, piper, champion etc in the National Portrait Gallery which is often referred to as his gardener because he is holding a kale stalk but...
by Neil Johnston
Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:52 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Beards in the 18th century
Replies: 82
Views: 25453

Interesting debate The only references to beards in the '45 I can remember off the top of my head is one of the Grants of Glenmoriston who came directly before the Prince on arrival in Edinburgh and was chastised for his beard which had grown during the journey. He replied with "It is not beardless ...
by Neil Johnston
Tue Oct 02, 2007 2:53 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Books
Replies: 0
Views: 1542

Books

Seen a couple of reduced new books on the psbooks website www.psbooks.co.uk that may be of interest to some Christopher Duffy's " The 45 " HB £9.95 REDUCED FROM £20 and for the enemy.... JA Houlding's "Fit for Service:The training of the British Army 1715-1795" HB, £19.99 reduced to £8.99 In my opin...
by Neil Johnston
Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:12 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Royal Gunpowder Mills this week end
Replies: 72
Views: 11904

Hi Should get some photos up over the weekend sometime on Scotwars site when I get time to email them to Rab There are a couple of hosting sites that have some as well http://www.eastnews.pl/news/biuletyn.php?idPozycji=11466&kiedy=2007-09-22 http://www.flickr.com/photos/82922695@N00/ For what it's w...
by Neil Johnston
Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:53 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Royal Gunpowder Mills this week end
Replies: 72
Views: 11904

Arran Top marks to you and the guys for the march......I was very impressed by the number who had got up to do it.....mad fools!!! Henrik, It is always better to march to victory...........especially when there is a large baggage train to be plundered not to mention a big cooked breakfast at the end...