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Postby Annis » Sun Aug 12, 2007 3:25 pm

Hi all!

I'm, hopefully, starting WW2 reenactment (the domestic side) at Kentwell next year, but I dont really know much!

I was wondering if anyone could give me some general info on anything really, but especially clothes and hairstyles etc etc

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Postby Warden_D » Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:50 pm

Pop by our site and we can have a natter on the E-group.

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Postby Annis » Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:51 pm

I've already joined your yahoo group :)


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Postby Mrs Miggins » Tue Aug 14, 2007 7:27 pm

Also try www.wwiireenacting.co.uk

Whats your next event? I do 40s hair and am more than happy to come shopping at an event if you're stuck for something to wear.
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Postby Annis » Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:49 am

I've joined that too, as well as the Women For Victory one.

What do you mean, next event?


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Postby Warden_D » Thu Aug 16, 2007 10:54 am

Just wondered can't the good folks at Kentwell help you? We went to Kentwell when we first started in the 1940s scene. Nick and Dawn where our mentors then, don't know if they are still at Kentwell.

Otherwise we have a Home Front gig at the Gunpowder Mills, Essex on the 1 / 2 Sept you are more than welcome to join us.

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Postby Annis » Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:38 pm

I have a couple fo friends (well, mother and daughter) who do it and I've been speaking to them, but I want an all round, general view as well.

Nick and Dawn left in the second half of 2005 i think, due to things that are not to be discussed on a forum!

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Postby Jenn » Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:13 pm

Annis - are you coming to the october event? or Do you plan to start next year?
If so you should come to October event as a punter and have a chat to us all as a punter - what were you planning to come as?



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Postby Annis » Fri Aug 17, 2007 10:32 am

I doubt I would be ready by october, so next year. I will try and come and be a punter though, just to refresh my mind....and take lots of pictures! (might wear my LH mouse for recognition)

I'm hoping to be WVS, I was told that I would get to see a lot of people etc etc and then when I get into it, move onto to other things.

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Postby Jenn » Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:12 pm

What have you got already? - don't need a fantastic amount of stuff to be wvs - people may be prepared to lend - ask on the kentwellies forum - quite a few of the 1940s types use that. Who are you already in contact with. Surely most of the actual kentwellies know you already??



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Postby Annis » Sat Aug 18, 2007 10:27 am

Havent actually got anything, except some nice '30s/'40s style shoes which Bess (the dyer) will check for me at High Summer. (Its Bess and Ellie [her daughter] who i know and have been speaking to).

Have seen some lovely fabric - a grey-ey blue colour with brown flowers on it that I might make a dress out of, I should have got a sample.

My Grandma might still have her WVS badge, will have to ask sometime if I could have it.

I did post a message on the yahoo group, but I didnt get any replies.

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Postby Jenn » Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:26 am

Well talk to them at high summer - you could make a dress but you may be able to pick something up - there are a few nice shops in Norfolk
Have a look in markets/charity shops - you can sometimes pick stockings and pinnies.
Can you knit/do you know anyone who can - as if you do - get started on that straight away - you get hold original pattterns very easily- ebay/ there are some books that been re-issued or older relatives may have some as you will need more than a dress.
It will be cold sometimes and they didn't walk around with just dresses on henerally



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Postby Annis » Mon Aug 20, 2007 10:26 am

I can sort of knit - only really simple stuff. My grandma can knit and a friend down the road, but I feel a bit cheeky asking them to do it for me! Bess said that she could try and copy some of her patterns for me.

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