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by Jim Smith
Sat Jul 28, 2007 11:11 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 'Culloden' filming
Replies: 77
Views: 11020

Not my re-enactment period guys, but as someone who teaches this period, I had gooseflesh down my spine. Superb - in fact if the rest of it is as good then it's up there with the 1960's one. I always felt desperately sorry for the poor bastards forced out to die for one of the most useless wastes of...
by Jim Smith
Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:22 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WARS
Replies: 14
Views: 4772

As amedieval re-enactor i normally wouldn't post on this forum - but as a history teacher by trade I just wanted to give you guys a big thumbs up for what you're doing. Heer Adler: Cracking colour photo. If someone had put that in a history book it would have been very hard to tell the difference.
by Jim Smith
Wed Jul 18, 2007 3:37 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: The Construction of Tudor Jacks, size XXXXS.
Replies: 64
Views: 10881

I can try and get the family over as MoPs for a day but it's quite a long way to go :( I am really intruiged by the whole thing though and would love to go! Will you be there or...? Ooop - just checked the dates and I'm on holiday then anyway! :( Pity - you'd really have enjoyed it I reckon. Does y...
by Jim Smith
Wed Jul 18, 2007 11:05 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: The Construction of Tudor Jacks, size XXXXS.
Replies: 64
Views: 10881

Apologies for the blatant thread hijack, but can we expect to see you at Arreton Manor this August lidi?
by Jim Smith
Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:36 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: A Unique Shakespeare Performance
Replies: 1
Views: 1641

Here's the poster for the performance.
by Jim Smith
Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:29 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: A Unique Shakespeare Performance
Replies: 1
Views: 1641

A Unique Shakespeare Performance

For those of you living within travelling distance of Stoke-on-Trent, the night of 28 July offers a special opportunity. Alex Knight will be staging his unique one-man Shakespeare experience at the Mitchell Memorial Theatre in Hanley. Alex takes the role of Nicodemus Merriweather, one of the less th...
by Jim Smith
Mon Jul 09, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: More Tewkesbury
Replies: 41
Views: 8492

Second that Kael some great photos. Looking forward to the rest
by Jim Smith
Thu Jun 21, 2007 2:35 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tatton
Replies: 22
Views: 3288

tonw wrote:Typical Jason always has to spoil the line....


Yes, Jason being Jason. Pity we missed that one eh? Looking forward to Tewkesbury massively now.
by Jim Smith
Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:37 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Minden 2007
Replies: 41
Views: 3671

I always wondered how King Louis' boys kept those white coats even passably clean on campaign.
by Jim Smith
Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:00 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kenilworth Medieval Village 2007
Replies: 16
Views: 2608

The cook gets to grips with the wood Whilst he has a creditably determined expression, I'm afraid the bit of wood looks rather small and meager for such treatment... I didn't realise they gave you entire houses to play in! How did the public like it? To start with, my expression is really more '5hi...
by Jim Smith
Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:46 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kenilworth Medieval Village 2007
Replies: 16
Views: 2608

Plus the indefatigable Gerry Burrows and Eric Winder (seen here with other Ferrers members). More photos to come - they'll be posted as soon as they're available.
by Jim Smith
Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:42 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kenilworth Medieval Village 2007
Replies: 16
Views: 2608

And, making his debut appearance at the village, Pete the Pong...
by Jim Smith
Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:40 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kenilworth Medieval Village 2007
Replies: 16
Views: 2608

Pete the bowyer...
by Jim Smith
Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:36 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kenilworth Medieval Village 2007
Replies: 16
Views: 2608

And of course Jim Newbolt.
by Jim Smith
Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:34 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kenilworth Medieval Village 2007
Replies: 16
Views: 2608

We were lucky enough to be working with the same great bunch of professional historical interpreters as on the previous two years. Here's cordwainer Ana Diesler. I'm sure there's a caption lurking somewhere in this photo...
by Jim Smith
Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:30 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kenilworth Medieval Village 2007
Replies: 16
Views: 2608

Our new authenti-cooperage gets an airing.
by Jim Smith
Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:28 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kenilworth Medieval Village 2007
Replies: 16
Views: 2608

The cook gets to grips with the wood - no fire =no food. No food=one pi55ed off bunch of re-enactors.
by Jim Smith
Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:23 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kenilworth Medieval Village 2007
Replies: 16
Views: 2608

Here's one of the scrivener's house.
by Jim Smith
Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:14 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kenilworth Medieval Village 2007
Replies: 16
Views: 2608

We were working in the photo... :wink: The building was a blacksmiths workshop and it was in operation every day. The yellow stuff is part of the thatched roof.

The above photo and those below were taken by Paul Hoews of Frerrers Household.
by Jim Smith
Fri Jun 08, 2007 6:22 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kenilworth Medieval Village 2007
Replies: 16
Views: 2608

Kenilworth Medieval Village 2007

Overall this went pretty damn well, despite god-aweful weather from Sunday until Thursday evening. Herewith a couple of pics showing the village and members of Ferrers Household within it. Roll on next year...
by Jim Smith
Sun Apr 29, 2007 8:18 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Blore Fed practice weekend pictures
Replies: 23
Views: 3403

Great pics, several of which are crying out for further captions. Shame I couldn't make it.
by Jim Smith
Mon Oct 09, 2006 9:38 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Team / House Liverys for Recognition
Replies: 149
Views: 89919

Some of Ferrers Household in action at Blore.
by Jim Smith
Wed Oct 04, 2006 7:35 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Wars of the Roses from "The War File"
Replies: 1
Views: 834

Yep, watched this gem some time ago together with someone who's been on the circuit for the past 15 years. Apparently there are a large number of 'names' and famous faces on the vid. One I did recognise was Chris Franklin, a member of a previous group I was in but who now seems to have dropped out o...
by Jim Smith
Sat Sep 16, 2006 7:24 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Never stand too close to pyro's.
Replies: 9
Views: 2720

:shock: Bloody Hell... Do you know if the poor SOB who's joined the C19 airborne infantry walked away from that/survived etc?
by Jim Smith
Thu Sep 14, 2006 7:32 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Best medieval re-enactment battle in Britain
Replies: 35
Views: 4752

Would have loved to have gone. Looking forward to the war stories as they appear on the forum.
by Jim Smith
Thu Sep 14, 2006 7:28 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Dragons breath
Replies: 26
Views: 4942

My Year 7 kids would love to see that... Better still, a video showing the detonation time lapse photography style. Just a thought... :)
by Jim Smith
Tue Sep 12, 2006 5:53 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Leather armour in the middle ages.
Replies: 30
Views: 5047

That's pretty much as I understood it Colin. If leather armour was used, it was more typically done as part of other (metal or padding) defences. Would it be safe to say that a complete leather harness has nothing to do with any sort of historical reality and everything to do with Conan or Xena?
by Jim Smith
Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:29 am
Forum: General History
Topic: 'Ballok' dagger
Replies: 20
Views: 3319

"a phrase that can still be heard in some of the more isolated villages of middle England. "

Hmm.. If I didn't know any better Adam, I might suspect you were talking from personal experience.... :wink:
by Jim Smith
Wed Aug 23, 2006 9:53 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Arreton Manor - August 2006
Replies: 11
Views: 2273

Say hello back from both me and Jen - hope to see you next year if not before

Jim
by Jim Smith
Wed Aug 23, 2006 10:25 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Dreynschlag at Castle Liechtenstein and the Stephansdom
Replies: 4
Views: 1142

The first shot in particular looks like a late C15 Dutch/Italian painting - absolutely brilliant :D

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