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by Miss Costello
Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 cavalry troop expansion
Replies: 18
Views: 5399

Re: WW1 cavalry troop expansion

And it would be nice to see a good FANY group. :D
by Miss Costello
Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 cavalry troop expansion
Replies: 18
Views: 5399

Re: WW1 cavalry troop expansion

I hate to see it, the question has been done to death on most forums but it drives me crackers. So many good roles for women, no need to cross dress.

K
by Miss Costello
Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 cavalry troop expansion
Replies: 18
Views: 5399

Re: WW1 cavalry troop expansion

Phew for a moment I thought there was going to be cross dressing! Look forward to seeing the group at events.

K
by Miss Costello
Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 cavalry troop expansion
Replies: 18
Views: 5399

Re: WW1 cavalry troop expansion

What's the role for women if I might ask?

K
by Miss Costello
Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Honest Opinion Wanted (I know that I will get it here)
Replies: 31
Views: 8796

Re: Honest Opinion Wanted (I know that I will get it here)

Personally, I think the price is only going to go up before 2014. However, I'd also consider that buying a Denix is a bit like buying a brand new car and in my (humble) opinion they will lose their price very quickly. I'm a collector, but also a living history bod and if you are prepared to search o...
by Miss Costello
Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 and the hundredth anniversary
Replies: 17
Views: 4719

Re: WW1 and the hundredth anniversary

I think the best way is to portray the norm. We all know that there are rarities and odd photos, but we aim to show 'Tommy Average' as it were.

K
by Miss Costello
Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 and the hundredth anniversary
Replies: 17
Views: 4719

Re: WW1 and the hundredth anniversary

I think the general concensus is that the best SD out there is also the best quality and most authentic!
by Miss Costello
Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 and the hundredth anniversary
Replies: 17
Views: 4719

Re: WW1 and the hundredth anniversary

Thickness of wool? No , it doesn't matter. Safety and ability to launder is also an issue, but things like webbing? No room for leeway to us authenti-geeks I'm afraid. So much easier to save for the best or go without. There's some crud out there that's silly prices. We always have bits to loan out,...
by Miss Costello
Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:16 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Social conditions in England 1485 HELP!
Replies: 13
Views: 4258

Re: Social conditions in England 1485 HELP!

Lol.....

must have been asleep!

:lol:

blame it on a new baby and no sleep.
by Miss Costello
Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:16 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Social conditions in England 1485 HELP!
Replies: 13
Views: 4258

Re: Social conditions in England 1485 HELP!

Lol.....

must have been asleep!

:lol:

blame it on a new baby and no sleep.
by Miss Costello
Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 and the hundredth anniversary
Replies: 17
Views: 4719

Re: WW1 and the hundredth anniversary

Was surprised in the interest we received over the weekend doing Great War, a lot of it from people who have other eras as their main portrayal.

Might be worth us old farts starting a sticky thread with recommended kit links?

K
by Miss Costello
Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: BBC Wartime Farm
Replies: 15
Views: 4974

Re: BBC Wartime Farm

More leeches!

:D

I hear you and empathise!
by Miss Costello
Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:05 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: BBC Wartime Farm
Replies: 15
Views: 4974

Re: BBC Wartime Farm

Sadly not on the reenactors they hired for filming, lots of BHS frocks and dodgy 'country' wear. Ruth's pretty tiny so why did they put her in a modern frock for the dance? Would gladly of loaned her one! And why is the scruffier of the two chaps channeling Green Grass from HeartBeat as his style ic...
by Miss Costello
Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: BBC Wartime Farm
Replies: 15
Views: 4974

Re: BBC Wartime Farm

I'm afraid I gave up on it!
by Miss Costello
Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:19 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Social conditions in England 1485 HELP!
Replies: 13
Views: 4258

Re: Social conditions in England 1485 HELP!

Lots of info out there, an assignment for school? Uni? Get onto the census and look at housing conditions, the Open University had a good series on BBC1 recently about streets in London, lots of social history on their website. Go to your local cemetery, look at the average age of death-find out abo...
by Miss Costello
Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:01 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1916 Irish volunteers uniform
Replies: 3
Views: 1530

Re: 1916 Irish volunteers uniform

Are you on facebook? if you are, drop me a message as there are some groups on there.

K
by Miss Costello
Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: BBC Wartime Farm
Replies: 15
Views: 4974

Re: BBC Wartime Farm

I guess for those of us for who this is our primary impression it's a bit wearisome. I've tried to be constructive in my criticism, but the fact that the production team were ringing around trying to pick our brains, (a bit like the woman from nigel slaters cookery programme her 'I want someone to c...
by Miss Costello
Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: BLANCO
Replies: 3
Views: 2013

Re: BLANCO

if you have difficulty sleeping, head to www.wwiireenacting.co.uk there is a thread with about 150 pages of replies....

Better than a sleeping draught. :D
by Miss Costello
Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Save our seaside heritage Make it legal
Replies: 8
Views: 4054

Re: Save our seaside heritage Make it legal

can't seem to get that link to work.


K
by Miss Costello
Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: BBC Wartime Farm
Replies: 15
Views: 4974

Re: BBC Wartime Farm

Horrible, floppy shiny 70s headscarves! :^)
Gah...

what's wrong with a nice knitted turban or a wool square?

I'll still watch :^) but I wish they'd asked for help at the start...

k
by Miss Costello
Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: WW1 yeomanry cavalry North West England
Replies: 6
Views: 2545

Re: WW1 yeomanry cavalry North West England

Sounds excellent, good to see more Great War impressions on the scene. look forward to seeing you at a show.
k
by Miss Costello
Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: BBC Wartime Farm
Replies: 15
Views: 4974

Re: BBC Wartime Farm

Really bad costuming....ploughing during the blackout with lanterns? 1950s/60s kitchenette....

Must do better.

:roll:
by Miss Costello
Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Help-my sword needs a name!
Replies: 9
Views: 4105

Re: Help-my sword needs a name!

Swīn


:D
by Miss Costello
Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Looking For WW1 type Ammo boots
Replies: 16
Views: 6635

Re: Looking For WW1 type Ammo boots

Check on market day first, there's one midweek but not sure if there's still a Saturday market.
by Miss Costello
Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Looking For WW1 type Ammo boots
Replies: 16
Views: 6635

Re: Looking For WW1 type Ammo boots

I hear you! He does the market there (can't remember what day it runs) and he doesn't always have them on his stall, but if you ask him he'll bring some along. We did have some deck boots in a small size for my oldest boy, but I don't know if the other half sold them. If not, you can certainly have ...
by Miss Costello
Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Looking For WW1 type Ammo boots
Replies: 16
Views: 6635

Re: Looking For WW1 type Ammo boots

Don't suppose you're anywhere near Bridlington are you? There's a military trader there who always has boots but only in small sizes. I don't think they're expensive. I know what you mean about budgets etc but Lennon's really are the best, if you can find a pair second hand?
Kate
by Miss Costello
Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WWII Luftwaffe
Replies: 14
Views: 9576

Re: WWII Luftwaffe

ooh...pricy route, the stuff is out there but with a hefty price tag. I'll point a friend who does this impression in this direction.
by Miss Costello
Sat Aug 04, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Celtic mirror and comb
Replies: 7
Views: 7401

Re: Celtic mirror and comb

Stunning work..
by Miss Costello
Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Looking for a show for August Bank Holiday weekend.
Replies: 4
Views: 2013

Re: Looking for a show for August Bank Holiday weekend.

Twinwood Fest near Bedford, lots of people looking for craft/vintage type items. Very busy and lovely organisers.

http://www.twinwoodevents.com/

Kate

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