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August 2014

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:49 pm
by czartank
Like most WW1 groups, we were booked up long ago for events next year particularly in August- having fielded some queries about availability next year, I thought it would be good if there was a single place to which event organisers could be directed showing them what various groups were doing next year.

Anyone have any thoughts on this?

Re: August 2014

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:27 am
by Cossack!
How do you mean Czar tank, like a website? my initial thought is a website which groups display their events lists and contact details - so someone approaches one of us and asks "do you know any ww1 groups that can..." answer "yes, but go on ..... to check availability" and thus person can peruse the website looking through a list of ww1 groups and check their availability with ease, without having to remember numerous websites. is that the sort of thing you mean?

Re: August 2014

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:25 pm
by czartank
Something like that, or a forum page- or indeed a facebook page.

Re: August 2014

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:16 am
by Cossack!
a facebook page would probably be the easiest way to do it. The page front can be general discussion and advertisement - ie people can post about their groups or events or even suppliers etc. the an events page, listing as many events as possible - people can contribute to the events page by suggesting events and putting their group attendance on comments wall of each individual event they're going to. we could give it a whirl, all we need is a catchy name and an interesting profile picture.....but if you like i don't mind setting one up, make you an admin with all the manager and admin powers. another thought - people can post their pictures in the galleries, on the wall etc - basically could make it a general ww1 interest group but with an extensive events list with a good idea who is participating?

Re: August 2014

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:55 pm
by spydde
Be interesting to have that level of co ordination , please keep us posted.
and look forward to seeing/joining the site
Spydde

Re: August 2014

Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 4:30 pm
by Cossack!
hmm the coggs are a bit rusty - at the moment i'm stuck on one vital element....the name of the group.

Re: August 2014

Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:40 pm
by czartank
Yes, Something on the lines of WW1 Living History Groups' Combined events list 2014?

Re: August 2014

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:41 pm
by spydde
why not Bob?? :D

Re: August 2014

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:35 pm
by Miss Costello
There's still the underused WW1 Living History Forum...

K

Re: August 2014

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:11 pm
by Cossack!
Bob? Miss Costello - which forum is that one? have you got a link?

Re: August 2014

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:28 pm
by spydde
Blackadder goes forth - Bob
my thought is that the site should be about the people involved in portraying the period as re enactors.

and more about our way forward for people who take it to the public

most existing forums do have a tendency to be more of a research type background, and of course the ones I have been on have a tendency to be riddled with people wanting to put on a generals uniform and take the credit for the hard work of the groups.

Re: August 2014

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:01 pm
by Miss Costello
Well, this is run by a very nice lady who is a historian but it's very much an information sharing place.

http://z13.invisionfree.com/WW1_Living_ ... /index.php?

I'm sure that the recent influx of people from WW2 to Great War might change things a little but right now it's the only place for British based GW LH bods.

Kate

Re: August 2014

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:02 pm
by czartank
Thanks Kate

Re: August 2014

Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:54 pm
by Moment in Time
ok thanks Kate but I am not logging into another forum !!
I have a number of clients looking for ww1 groups for the next 4 years, local commemoration events etc can the grapevine put the word out and anyone who has free dates in their calenders until 2019 and wants events please contact me.

Re: August 2014

Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:32 pm
by Grania
Excuse my butting in :$ but would this be a good place to ask if anyone knows of any groups who would have a 'place' for women doing WWI? I'm asking for myself a bit (mid 20s, single girl) but also for someone else (also female, older) who is a local historian and would like to be involved.

Thanks :)

Re: August 2014

Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:46 pm
by Moment in Time
http://www.16thlancers1914.com/FANY.htm based in the England good bunch of girls and chaps too

Re: August 2014

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:56 am
by Grania
:D Thank you!

Re: August 2014

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:16 pm
by czartank
Grania, what do you want to do? apart from the group mentioned above, a number of groups have nursing units, one or two, such as the Rifles , have home front sections including mutionettes: And my group 1914-21, has a full, all female combat unit; the 1st Russian Women's Battalion of Death- there is a wide variety of roles you can choose from.

Re: August 2014

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:54 pm
by Grania
Hi :)

To be honest, I don't really mind what I do to a degree - although, being a girl on my own, as it were, I don't want to end up as a spare part. I am mildly disabled (not badly, but I'm not brilliantly mobile and walk slightly oddly sometimes) so combat probably isn't for me, but otherwise it's just a matter of really wanting to be involved. Nursing/similar or home front would probably be best.
I've just come across an awful lot of groups (in a variety of periods) where women, and especially single women, appear to have very little they can be actively involved with - I was even very disappointed to meet one group who would not accept membership of single women :( , so as much as anything I've been trying to find where I could be useful :)

Thank you :)
G

Re: August 2014

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:53 am
by Miss Costello
I'm setting up a facebook page for women in the UK who do a Great War portrayal, there are quite a few who are looking for a role and don't want to be tied to a group of chaps and playing second fiddle!

I'll post a link when it's up and running.

K

Re: August 2014

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:53 pm
by czartank
Great Idea Kate!

Re: August 2014

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:11 pm
by Grania
:D excellent, I'll look forward to joining!

Re: August 2014

Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:35 pm
by polls
just seen this, late to the party .... sigh
Grania, depending on where you are and (as others have all said) what you fancy doing, we're based in Wales, have small FANY contingent (mounted and dismounted) and are developing a slightly wider look at other women's roles. Really open to other women's services depending on what your ideas are!
www.yeomangreatwar.com