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by Miss Costello
Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:11 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Brittania at Old Sarum
Replies: 13
Views: 4123

Re: Brittania at Old Sarum

Brilliant photos.
by Miss Costello
Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:10 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: British 1908 Webbing
Replies: 20
Views: 9652

Re: British 1908 Webbing

Cool, well if you need any help sing out!
by Miss Costello
Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:26 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: British 1908 Webbing
Replies: 20
Views: 9652

Re: British 1908 Webbing

Steve's stuff is spot on, wasn't aware that he did P08 but if he does it's probably good. I've yet to see anything he does that doesn't come up to scratch.

He is a busy man though and you'd probably be waiting a while. if you need it pronto, Schipperfabrik.

Good luck.
K
by Miss Costello
Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:22 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: British 1908 Webbing
Replies: 20
Views: 9652

Re: British 1908 Webbing

Right, apparently Dickie only does some conversions, the only one I could say right now is Schipperfabrik, however...I hear that someone else is trying to sort a run of it in the next few months if you can hang on. Just asked my friend how long he waited for his stuff to turn up from Schipper and it...
by Miss Costello
Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:06 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: British 1908 Webbing
Replies: 20
Views: 9652

Re: British 1908 Webbing

Dickie Knight, he can be slow in responding but his stuff is worth the wait. Can't see if he still does P08 webbing though. http://www.milweb.net/dealers/trader/khakioncampaign/index.htm I know it's not in the UK, but Schipperfabrik... http://www.schipperfabrik.com/brit_gear.html Very good and somet...
by Miss Costello
Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:34 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Two of our gladiators
Replies: 6
Views: 2143

Re: Two of our gladiators

Lawks a mussy....Fit of the vapours! :crazy:

Makes mental note to do another era!
by Miss Costello
Sun May 02, 2010 10:54 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Girls, this one is for you!
Replies: 37
Views: 12089

Re: Girls, this one is for you!

Fascinating thread! I also doubt the story about the straw on the floor, apart from anything I have a large collection of clothing from this era and some years ago catalogued some mill workers clothing and it was not stained in 'that region' I did find an advert for branded sanitary towels in a ladi...
by Miss Costello
Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Planning an Edwardian outfit- inspiration needed
Replies: 10
Views: 2192

Re: Planning an Edwardian outfit- inspiration needed

Some nice late Victorian, Edwardian free pattern downloads here:

http://www.tudorlinks.com/treasury/free ... #Victorian
by Miss Costello
Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:47 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tracking haberdashery shops
Replies: 72
Views: 55352

Re: Tracking haberdashery shops

East Yorkshire Hull -Boyes on Holderness and Hessle Rd selling a wide range of fabrics (none particularly useful for any era) but excellent for wool, haberdashery and a good range of trimmings and buttons. Babes in the Wool- 187 Newland Avenue Hull, City of Kingston-upon-Hull HU5 2 01482 446 307 Hu...
by Miss Costello
Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:36 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Planning an Edwardian outfit- inspiration needed
Replies: 10
Views: 2192

Re: Planning an Edwardian outfit- inspiration needed

I love that site, I collect photograhs anyway but think they are so much more useful than some of the costume books out there.

K
by Miss Costello
Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:57 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Planning an Edwardian outfit- inspiration needed
Replies: 10
Views: 2192

Re: Planning an Edwardian outfit- inspiration needed

Hi Sally, I portray a workingmiddle class woman -depending on what's reqd from about 1910-1918. I opted for a simple skirt (ranging from a long 4 gore almost A line to a slim fitting blanket style hobble skirt) and a range of blouses, from flannel through to a sheer armistice blouse. There's a super...
by Miss Costello
Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Mrs F's new stays
Replies: 22
Views: 3959

Re: Mrs F's new stays

There's no emoticon for 'we're not worthy!' just beautiful!
by Miss Costello
Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:20 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Girls, this one is for you!
Replies: 37
Views: 12089

Re: Girls, this one is for you!

Hi Alan, it's not 100% fool proof. I breastfed my son for 18months (no powdered milk at all, nasty stuff-plus I have a problem with Nestle and what they have done in developing countries) I was also a counsellor for La Leche League, and I know that many women fell pregnant again whilst purely breast...
by Miss Costello
Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:32 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Buttermilk
Replies: 13
Views: 4171

Re: Buttermilk

What about Figgy pudding?

Not sure of the age of the recipe but we used to make it with buttermilk. Also a chicken dish, which I know went as far back as the 18th cetury, it was sort of an early KFC! :wasntme:
by Miss Costello
Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Girls, this one is for you!
Replies: 37
Views: 12089

Re: Girls, this one is for you!

:D

When you said about 'have a happy period' I thought of this letter, sent to the CEO of proctor and Gamble.... Few rude words but it's bloody (pardon the pun) funny!
http://www.snopes.com/humor/letters/always.asp

K
by Miss Costello
Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:50 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Girls, this one is for you!
Replies: 37
Views: 12089

Re: Girls, this one is for you!

That's a good point re how much time women spent pregnant or breastfeeding. Most women believed that breastfeeding would prevent another pregnancy. :$ I honestly think it was (at least from the 17th century that I can find) Rags. Easily washed out. Linen strips seem to come up frequently. I'm curren...
by Miss Costello
Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:21 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: whitney blankets
Replies: 4
Views: 2335

Re: whitney blankets

Oh crikey, some else that quotes Pam Ayres!!! I can't pass a flit gun without saying: 'My mother 'ad a flit gun, it was not devoid of charm...A bit o' flit, flew out of it, the rest shot up er arm!' ahem....re blanketing, I'm sure Bernie had some nice thick blanketing, have you tried him? (oh and fr...
by Miss Costello
Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:04 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 mattresses
Replies: 2
Views: 2158

Re: WW1 mattresses

Probably easier to run a few up. If you want authentic, harrass a farmer for a few bales of straw. It's just a simple palliasse, most weren't in sections. We have two originals if your friend would like photos or dimensions? One is plain white heavy sheeting the other striped cotton ticking. (mine a...
by Miss Costello
Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:56 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tax. Are you registered?
Replies: 30
Views: 4948

Re: Tax. Are you registered?

Thanks Merlon,

I had a feeling it would be a tin of wrigglers....thanks for clarifying.

K
by Miss Costello
Sat Apr 10, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tax. Are you registered?
Replies: 30
Views: 4948

Re: Tax. Are you registered?

It's funny, but I was talking to a friend about this. How do LH groups who charge a fee and therefore make a profit get around this?

If they are charging a fee to attend then should they be paying tax?

:?
by Miss Costello
Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Worcester Yeomanry Cavalry
Replies: 5
Views: 3319

Re: Worcester Yeomanry Cavalry

Hello, lovely site-we had a chat at the Worcester event in March (we were in WW2 kit)
Kate
by Miss Costello
Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Blitz (Channel 4)
Replies: 1
Views: 918

Re: Blitz (Channel 4)

To be honest, it's my era but it didn't detract from how brilliant this programme was, I've seen it before and honestly didn't notice (but I wouldn't know a Routemaster from a Greyhound bus!) still a fantastic, moving programme.
by Miss Costello
Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:46 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Girls, this one is for you!
Replies: 37
Views: 12089

Re: Girls, this one is for you!

Hi Eve, yes that's right...horrible things I'd imagine! We're very lucky! :D
by Miss Costello
Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:53 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Girls, this one is for you!
Replies: 37
Views: 12089

Re: Girls, this one is for you!

Also lengths of linen, I did read about them making a sort of sanitary towel padded out with wadding of some sort, but I'm not sure what! interesting to note that well into the 1940s women were still using linen 'rags' (hence, 'on the rag') particularly those who couldn't afford retail protection. B...
by Miss Costello
Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Historical novels that aren't utter drivel?
Replies: 79
Views: 20680

Re: Historical novels that aren't utter drivel?

Karen Larsdatter wrote:I've heard that the Kristin Lavransdatter series (by Sigrid Undset) is good, but I haven't actually read it myself.


I can agree with that, read them some years ago, excellent.
by Miss Costello
Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:36 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: First try at couching
Replies: 9
Views: 2984

Re: First try at couching

Really nice!!
by Miss Costello
Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:28 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: ECW units
Replies: 5
Views: 2201

Re: ECW units

Thanks all, I'm specifically looking for one that doesn't allow it, not everyones cup of tea I know but a personal peeve of mine.

Thanks for the help, think I may have found a group!

K
by Miss Costello
Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:37 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: ECW units
Replies: 5
Views: 2201

ECW units

Without getting into the ins and outs of it, are there any ECW groups that don't allow women to cross dress?

K
by Miss Costello
Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:55 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Reproduction Busks?
Replies: 6
Views: 1011

Re: Reproduction Busks?

Sophia, your're a :*:

Cheers

K
by Miss Costello
Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:56 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Reproduction Busks?
Replies: 6
Views: 1011

Re: Reproduction Busks?

Ooh, could anyone help me with some details for Mr Crossman? I can't the Reenactors market.
K

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