Prestonpans 20th September 2008

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So who is going. I know some of Glen Buckets are, Lace Wars, CESS, any one else?

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Might be...will know later on today.
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77th Montgomerie's Highlanders should be there.
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Post by bonnieprincecharlie »

That's the list of societies which I am aware of who are definitely sending units:

Lace Wars, CESS, Glenbuckets, 77th Montgomeries
Arran P Johnston
'Bonnie Prince Charlie'
Charles Edward Stuart Society
The Earl of Loudoun's Regiment of Foote
Glenbucket's Regiment
The Antonine Guard
Alan Breck Stewart Volunteers

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Any details? I plan to MOP as it is just down the road but cant see a website for it anywhere.
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General Site
http://www.battleofprestonpans1745.org/heritagetrust/

Reenactment
http://www.battleofprestonpans1745.org/ ... fault.html

Saturday September 20th:

05.00 hrs - Highlanders 'Walking the Riggonhead Defile' from Tranent/ Seton Collegiate
07.30 hrs - Walkers' Highlanders' breakfast@ The Prestoungrange Gothenburg
9.30/10.30 hrs - Military Camp @ Bankton House welcomes visitors
10.45 hrs - Bankton House skirmish resulting in mortal wounding of Colonel Gardiner
11.45 hrs - Muster at Battle Bing and Waggonway and return with Pipes and Drums to Luncheon
13.00/14.00 hrs - Re-enactors Luncheon at The Prestoungrange Gothenburg
14.30 hrs - Re-enactment of Battle at Cuthill Park [with canon fire]
15.30 hrs - Redcoats flee to Pittenween by boat or are taken prisoner and marched to be interrogated at The Prestoungrange Gothenburg and on beach there
19.00 hrs - Ceilidh and Buffet Supper at Prestonpans Community Centre
22.30hrs - Stand down
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Any idea where LH events are taking place, and what sort of set up there is?
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Jude
I think the LH is all at Bankton House grounds. Most of the Czech re-enactors stay on it over the whole weekend and come down and back for the ceilidh etc.
It was there the last time anyway, but it is quite a dispersed event so there may be something in the park as well.
The camp visitors seemed mainly to be in the morning up until lunch i.e. before and after the skirmish commemoration etc.

If it is Bankton you probably need someone to keep an eye on your gear if you move around as I "lost" my spare jacket last year. I left it at the LH site when we went to do the march through Prestonpans and it was gone on my return :x

Are you up for doing the daft double header with Falkland as well?
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Hi Neil,

I'm planning on having an easy weekend, as I've got most of the kit dry and packed away for the season. Saturday, not taking any LH kit, apart from what I'm wearing, so apart from any bits and pieces Ian wants to leave, there should be nothing left lying around. We're staying with Ian's mum, then headed up to Falkland on the Sunday, and I'm only taking the bare minimum there as well. See you there, (somewhere).
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I'M GOING!.....not that I'm pleased or anything..... :D ...won't arrive 'til about 21:00,but as long as the pub is open.......
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Is that Friday or Saturday?

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Friday...leaving Leicester about 15:00....
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A pre event write up from the Scotsman about this weekends event is here:

http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/feature ... 4503023.jp
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Hey all!

Have a nice one this weekend... wish I could be there!

Ah well maybe next year!

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Wim-Jaap wrote: Ah well maybe next year!
Be prepared for plenty of marching, my feet hurt and my arms and shoulders don't feel too good either.
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It was still fun.......'tho Redders isn't my favourite dancing partner....... :)
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Post by bonnieprincecharlie »

Thanks all who attended....

Yes, there was a wee bit of marching involved, but over all I thought it came off really rather well. I had a superb few days and socially the event was excellent.

Bravo all, hope to see you at Derby; info to follow very soon indeed.
Arran P Johnston
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Thank You,Your Highness.... :)
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steve stanley wrote:It was still fun.......'tho Redders isn't my favourite dancing partner....... :)
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What's wrong with my dancing? :?
Did I tread on yer tootsies????
What an absolute giggle that was :D

SJ and I had a great time. Like Mark, my feet are killing me lol.
Will DEFINATELY be up for it again next year tho.

Even the Ceildah (Dance thingy, bad spelling)
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Redders wrote: Will DEFINATELY be up for it again next year tho.
Time off permitting,Me too! :D
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Enjoyed watching it as a MOP. Didn't enjoy trying to talk to Tod while the band played in The Goth. May be available as a Gentleman Gun for Hire next year if you'll have me :)
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Phil the Grips wrote:Enjoyed watching it as a MOP. Didn't enjoy trying to talk to Tod while the band played in The Goth. May be available as a Gentleman Gun for Hire next year if you'll have me :)
Thought it was you,but wasn't sure with your clothes on.... :)
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Phil the Grips wrote:Enjoyed watching it as a MOP. Didn't enjoy trying to talk to Tod while the band played in The Goth. May be available as a Gentleman Gun for Hire next year if you'll have me :)
It was a bit loud and proud for my liking. Every time I thought they'd finished they managed to kick off my another sing-along song :lol:
Phil you are welcome to join the RaT crew I think most of us plus a few who couldn't make it will be there.

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Hi Phil
I missed you...... I thought I might have glimpsed you as we marched off but I ended up on the beach with some redcoats so didn't get the chance to come along for a chat.
Did everything go okay with Lothian and Borders then if you're a gun for hire next year??
Unfortunately missed the ceilidh this year but will be up for it all again next year.

Like the fact that the man who roadied / toured with lots of the loudest bands going in his youth is complaining about a wee band in the Goth.......old age doesn't come alone :roll: !!!:lol: :lol:
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Neil Johnston wrote: Did everything go okay with Lothian and Borders then if you're a gun for hire next year??
Very well. Now on first name terms with both FAOs :)
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Next year may wander up with several guns :D
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Neil Johnston wrote:
Like the fact that the man who roadied / toured with lots of the loudest bands going in his youth is complaining about a wee band in the Goth.......old age doesn't come alone :roll: !!!:lol: :lol:
That was different I liked them, well some of them. Unless Phil did the same(?)

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No Tod

I don't think Phil did all of that but I knew you had. Was this music giving you grief when I was building sandcastles down on the beach with the little red men or at the ceilidh at night that my wife wouldn't let me go to....that rumour is already doing the rounds!!! :wink:
Speak to you soon because not getting back at night I never got the chance to talk to you about leather work and putting some more business your way.

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Nigel wrote:Next year may wander up with several guns :D
I'm sure ghillies could be found to carry them.... :D
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or at the ceilidh at night that my wife wouldn't let me go to....
As in "You are not going to that ceilidh unless you take the baby with you......" :shock: :lol: :lol:
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