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by Miss Costello
Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Shelter Deaths
Replies: 27
Views: 9968

I would disagree with the comments regarding the inefficiency of Anderson shelters. They were, by and large very successful at protecting the residents from the effects of masonry collapse and indeed, with a correctly fitted curtain, blast. We dug an original to the original spec. at the War and pea...
by Miss Costello
Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:40 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Shelter Deaths
Replies: 27
Views: 9968

The first mass graves were used in London and Hull and the authorities realised that it had a terrible effect on morale and scrapped plans where possible for further mass graves. Al Bowlly, one of the most popular singers of the era is buried in a mass grave in London.... http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
by Miss Costello
Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Shelter Deaths
Replies: 27
Views: 9968

I'm currently doing a piece on shelter deaths in Hull, there were two large losses of life in street 'surface' shelters.

Some then and now photos.

http://www.wwiireenacting.co.uk/forum/v ... elter+hull
by Miss Costello
Fri Apr 24, 2009 12:23 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: world war 1 groups
Replies: 8
Views: 7294

And us bods with Summer of 44 also do WW1 era and interwar.

Kate
by Miss Costello
Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: ginger beer and lemondade
Replies: 5
Views: 3008

Hawkins Bazaar sell kits to make your own, but places like ASDA and Morrisons sell traditional Lemonade and Ginger Beer quite cheaply, just decant it into enamel jugs. Also gets round the H&S issue.

(put a tin out and ask for donations rather than setting a price)

Kate
by Miss Costello
Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:11 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Information films- one in particular needed.
Replies: 1
Views: 1732

IWM, bit naught for him to post it really...as far as I know it was available as part of a boxed set, but for the life of me I can't remember the name of the DVD, it was all public information films.
Sorry can't be more help. BFI might be of use too.
Kate
by Miss Costello
Wed Jan 28, 2009 2:53 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hair
Replies: 2
Views: 12136

I can help with anything from 1900-1950.

Kate
(I have some online videos and some books from those eras if needs be, currently researching Victorian hairdressing though)
by Miss Costello
Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Make your own Movie..
Replies: 12
Views: 4504

This was just with odds and ends of footage from a very wet day at East Kirkby.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=josktBZ1JFc
by Miss Costello
Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:28 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Sledmere House The Country house at war 28/29th June
Replies: 0
Views: 1466

Sledmere House The Country house at war 28/29th June

The second year that the house have welcomed us, this year will be a little different. Last year we based the event on 1940. This time it's 1943 and this means a much broader welcome can be extended to Living history groups. If you'd like to know more or to take part please email me: Kate O'Mara kat...
by Miss Costello
Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Passchendaele film
Replies: 20
Views: 7693

No British release as yet-we're thinking straight to DVD or TV mini-series here.

Looking forward to it myself.

Kate
by Miss Costello
Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Lewis Machine Gun
Replies: 12
Views: 3867

Hardly hens teeth, there should be a few coming into stock in the next two months. Stoneleigh Militaria show might be a good place to look. :wink:

Kate
by Miss Costello
Tue Dec 23, 2008 6:53 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Recontructing History Patterns - Any good?
Replies: 32
Views: 8323

I have seen some medieaval shoe patterns...not sure what they are like.

I made my own many moons ago and they were bloody awful! We live and learn....

:lol:
by Miss Costello
Sat Dec 20, 2008 12:59 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The lady of Shalott
Replies: 8
Views: 2768

Gorgeous! I'd love to have worked on a project like this. My first foray into 're-enactment aver 16 yrs ago was making a medieaval-by-way-of-pre-raphaelite wedding gown for a themed wedding.I loved it. I made her shift from boiled silk and a sumptuous velvet for the gown. Beautiful pics, look forwar...
by Miss Costello
Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:31 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Recontructing History Patterns - Any good?
Replies: 32
Views: 8323

Definately no!

Lots of room for more, better researched patterns for a lot of eras. Although Sense and sensibility cover the WW1 and ww2 era, they aren't terribly accurate.

Would love to see more!

K
by Miss Costello
Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:13 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Devils Whore
Replies: 20
Views: 4023

hm..I'm using Janet Arnolds book, but I'm still struggling for suitable fabrics etc (I know where to get them, just not which ones are 'acceptable' although, like within the eras I already do, quality and kit standards differ widely it would seem.

K
by Miss Costello
Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:46 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Devils Whore
Replies: 20
Views: 4023

Same here, second to last episode I was thinking 'hmm not been too great' but last episode tied everything up nicely.
Poor Sexby. I thought Andrea Riseborough really had the 'look' of a 17th C painting..
by Miss Costello
Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:19 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Devils Whore
Replies: 20
Views: 4023

How bad were the womens costumes?

Genuine question. I thought some of the costume was really quite beautiful, but for example the workers clothing? How was that historically?


K
by Miss Costello
Tue Dec 16, 2008 8:02 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Recontructing History Patterns - Any good?
Replies: 32
Views: 8323

Thanks Jackie, same here trained in costume but sheer laziness that I need a basic ECW ladies ensemble as I'm helping a friend out next yr.

K
by Miss Costello
Mon Dec 15, 2008 5:31 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Recontructing History Patterns - Any good?
Replies: 32
Views: 8323

Blimey, superfast!

Thanks for that, I know my own era 100% but don't want to get fleeced and spend unnecessary dosh at the moment.

K
by Miss Costello
Mon Dec 15, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Recontructing History Patterns - Any good?
Replies: 32
Views: 8323

Can I resurrect this thread?

I have been considering purchasing the ECW bodice pattern, and although it says authentic etc I am concerned that it then says you will need 'hooks and eyes'

:?

Anyone? Help....or are there olde worlde ECW hookes and eyes.... :lol:

Thanks K
by Miss Costello
Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:23 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Beverley 2009. Civil war event...
Replies: 2
Views: 2197

Thanks!
K
by Miss Costello
Mon Dec 08, 2008 3:21 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Beverley 2009. Civil war event...
Replies: 2
Views: 2197

Beverley 2009. Civil war event...

Anyone know who is doing the 600 years of North Bar in Beverley event?

K
by Miss Costello
Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:31 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Womens Trousers/slack/pants
Replies: 4
Views: 3594

Got two pairs for sale, size 18 and one pair slightly larger if any good pm me!
K
by Miss Costello
Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:29 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 Doughboy uniform for sale! Complete...
Replies: 0
Views: 1313

WW1 Doughboy uniform for sale! Complete...

Greatcoat, puttees, tunic and breeches. Fit a 38-40 chest
Also some other bits, canteen etc....

Also two hats, sidecap and felt hat.

pm for details or to make an offer!

We need the space....it's gotta go! Rather not split the lot.
by Miss Costello
Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:26 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: 1940s in N Lincs/Humberside
Replies: 6
Views: 2906

Depends what you fancy doing an how accurately you want to do it. Lots of groups are springing up but they seem to be catering for the 'day trippers' and not too bothered about detail.
I'm in Beverley and if you want help or where to find kit I'm happy to help. Drop me a pm.
K
by Miss Costello
Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:24 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: 1914 civilians
Replies: 4
Views: 2306

Can also supply civilians for that era!
pm me if you're still looking.
K
by Miss Costello
Thu May 22, 2008 3:55 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Personal diptych
Replies: 8
Views: 2930

Wow, have a soft spot for these and that is just beautiful!
K
by Miss Costello
Thu May 22, 2008 3:51 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Stockings...
Replies: 39
Views: 8899

If you look on ebay you often see CC41 (Utility) marked ankle socks, but to honest I found a three pack of ribbed ankle socks in pure cotton at Tesco for £4 and they are spot on!

(Jenn, RAF upwood last year-do you remember that downpour? :lol: that's the kind of weather we get all season!)
K
by Miss Costello
Wed May 21, 2008 6:30 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Stockings...
Replies: 39
Views: 8899

If you're wearing a cotton frock and are under the age of about 30 you could lawyas wear a cotton ankle sock. most younger women did, saved your stockings for 'best' and a lot more comfy! On the high street, avoid Jonathon Aston (horrid, fit badly look yuk) and anne Summers (expensive and shiny) Or,...
by Miss Costello
Thu May 15, 2008 3:02 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: To toile, or not to toile.....
Replies: 21
Views: 3864

The tension has bust on my hand turning singer.
I can never run out of curses!!!!

(Halfway through a b****** b*******d project!!!) :x :x :x :x :x :x :x