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by Mark P.
Fri Aug 17, 2007 9:54 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Help needed with short Translation
Replies: 4
Views: 1421

Thanks for that Lady Roos, I've also had some input from Wim-Jaap as well so I'll try and merge them and see the result.
by Mark P.
Thu Aug 16, 2007 2:06 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Where was the Duke of Cumberland buried
Replies: 13
Views: 2154

Can't make it, am having thumb print template fitted to forehead.
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by Mark P.
Thu Aug 16, 2007 1:29 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Where was the Duke of Cumberland buried
Replies: 13
Views: 2154

In the ground?

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by Mark P.
Fri Aug 10, 2007 12:27 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Keddleston Hall, Derby 18/19 August - 1745 event.
Replies: 10
Views: 1736

Luckily it seems the Doncaster mosquito's seem to mostly be attracted to the exposed parts of the Jacobites. :)



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by Mark P.
Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:09 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Question(s)
Replies: 4
Views: 1388

On the same theme your friends (or any visitors to London) may be interested in the following: In the heart of London, just steps from famed Trafalgar Square, is Benjamin Franklin House, the world's only remaining Franklin home. For nearly sixteen years between 1757 and 1775, Dr Benjamin Franklin - ...
by Mark P.
Wed Aug 08, 2007 6:06 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Help needed with short Translation
Replies: 4
Views: 1421

Help needed with short Translation

I have the text of a requisiton for officers billets in Bruge from 1742, I have tried a simple machine translation (from dutch to english) but it only managed a few words. Allowing for some of the words being spelled or copied incorrectly can anybody help translate the gist of the document? Original...
by Mark P.
Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:16 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 18th century
Replies: 6
Views: 2298

A quick comment wrt cast iron cookware, Goverment soldiers can also be issued with tin cookware such as kettles (basically a glorified tin bucket).
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by Mark P.
Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:14 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Stillrooms
Replies: 2
Views: 1047

I think I remember seeing a bit of a still in the out buildings at Corgarff (Historic Scotland) but it was probably C19th, also a long way from anywhere.

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by Mark P.
Tue Aug 07, 2007 12:51 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 18th century
Replies: 6
Views: 2298

steve dunford

http://www.darzet.com/

(http://www.darzet.com/)

courtesy of google

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by Mark P.
Wed Aug 01, 2007 12:34 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Keddleston Hall, Derby 18/19 August - 1745 event.
Replies: 10
Views: 1736

If you can't wait that long Lace Wars will be at Cusworth Hall near Doncaster this weekend.

Also a last chance to see Cobhams Dragoons mounted display this year.

Weather on Saturday might even be good :?:

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by Mark P.
Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:37 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Minden Day
Replies: 2
Views: 1296

Should I be wearing flowers in my hair today?
Might get a few strange looks in the office.
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by Mark P.
Thu Jul 26, 2007 10:40 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Replacement Bess gunstocks
Replies: 2
Views: 855

I must admit I thought the woodwork on the Pedersoli's was pretty good.
New stocks for India patterns would be useful, I know at least two people who have broken the stocks on their guns.

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by Mark P.
Tue Jul 24, 2007 8:26 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Good line units?
Replies: 11
Views: 1921

Hello Jay I hope you enjoy your time in London, where will you be working? I work near Victoria Station in the centre of London during the week.

Everyone needs drummers should not be be too much trouble there.

For WAS/SYW redcoats there is 13th and 36th Foot.
For AWI there is 47th foot.

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by Mark P.
Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:08 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Uniforms
Replies: 20
Views: 2749

Attached is an extract from Sketch Book '76 by Robert L Klinger which I would heartily recommend to anyone. Although its a little later than SYW I think its still applicable. As said before there would not necessarily be a defined, authorised regulation way of displaying the cockade but these seem a...
by Mark P.
Sat Jul 21, 2007 4:47 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 'Culloden' filming
Replies: 77
Views: 11066

Dunno you sure they haven't gone a bit overboard with the whole 'Scottish' thing?
:wink:

Try this one now with added redcoat, make sure you watch right to the end.
8)

http://www.youtube.com:80/watch?v=HR_ltIlAeYA

(http://www.youtube.com:80/watch?v=HR_ltIlAeYA)


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by Mark P.
Sat Jul 21, 2007 10:32 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Lowland Scots clothing circa 1685?
Replies: 7
Views: 2250

Found this cover illustration from a book. It's a French engraving of the procession to the Scottish Parliament circa 1680. Obviously it illustrates the upper class society. It shows them clothed in a conventional style for the period without anything that could be said to be distinctively Scottish ...
by Mark P.
Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:26 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Uniform Manufacturer bites the dust
Replies: 1
Views: 402

Uniform Manufacturer bites the dust

Regular Army suplier closes after 110 years, not sure if any re-enacment suppliers get stuff from them.

A bit sad really. :(


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/essex/6901705.stm

(http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/essex/6901705.stm)


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by Mark P.
Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:28 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 18th century "hot kit"
Replies: 29
Views: 4050

Thought I'd resurrect this thread as I recently picked up 2nd hand a copy of 'C18th Clothing at Williamsburg' and found the following which would be relevant to colonial impressions. 1730 'In the summertime even the gentry goe Many in White Holland (linen) wast coat and drawers and a thin cap on the...
by Mark P.
Mon Jul 16, 2007 11:04 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Confederate Bear!
Replies: 14
Views: 2765

Surely too thin for a confederate re-enactor?

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by Mark P.
Fri Jul 13, 2007 2:02 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: 15c order of service
Replies: 25
Views: 3557

Seems strange to object to the re-enactment of the religious aspects life from past times while happily indulging in (or watching) the recreation of mass killings in battle with either bullet, bow or blade, assuming the objectors do military re-enactment.

:?

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by Mark P.
Fri Jul 13, 2007 12:52 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Belton House 30th June 1st July
Replies: 38
Views: 5947

Matt, if thats the plan sit him down in front of the telly with a nice cup of tea to watch this on Sunday. CHELSEA PENSIONERS: ONCE A SOLDIER Sundays 7pm, starting Sunday 15 July 2007. The Royal Hospital Chelsea opens its doors to cameras for the first time for this intimate portrait of the Chelsea ...
by Mark P.
Fri Jul 13, 2007 7:14 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Belton House 30th June 1st July
Replies: 38
Views: 5947

Now a 'comedy pensioners trip' that could describe a few attendees at LW events!
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by Mark P.
Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:32 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Regimental Lace
Replies: 6
Views: 1511

Try a pm to 'neibelungen' probably your best bet.
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by Mark P.
Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:31 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Belton House 30th June 1st July
Replies: 38
Views: 5947

constipation remedy!


Is that an anagram of 'restoration comedy'?

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by Mark P.
Thu Jul 12, 2007 9:06 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Belton House 30th June 1st July
Replies: 38
Views: 5947

Some Belton photos as requested, taken by Geoff Buxton (Ewok30Photographs) who is really rather good.

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by Mark P.
Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:01 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 2nd of July, It was 260 years ago today.
Replies: 7
Views: 1484

Nice avatar, sure you wouldn't prefer something like this instead :lol:

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by Mark P.
Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:38 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 2nd of July, It was 260 years ago today.
Replies: 7
Views: 1484

Hats off lads, officer on parade.
by Mark P.
Tue Jul 10, 2007 1:38 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Colours and coats of arms
Replies: 56
Views: 9949

You need four in order to set the boundaries of camp. :wink:

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by Mark P.
Tue Jul 10, 2007 1:03 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Colours and coats of arms
Replies: 56
Views: 9949

Very interesting, it seems to follow a 'typical pattern' for regimental colours of the first half of the C18th. Alternatively some later militia or fencible units might fit the bill. I notice they describe it as a camp flag. Camp colours would be about 18 inches square, regimental colours about 6 fo...