Interested in 18th C. reenacting

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Interested in 18th C. reenacting

Postby Emrock » Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:35 pm

Hi, my name is Emma and althoug I've been reenacting for a while (I'm a member of La Columna Spanish Civil War Group) I'm new to this site. I am interested in reenacting 18th century and am looking for a group. What particularly concerns me is whether there are groups with plenty for women to do, so living history I guess. I'm mostly interested in the Seven Years War, but to be honest I'd rather find a group that does lots of living history than one that is exactly the period I'm most knowledgable about. So what is there in the way of 18th century groups?



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Re: Interested in 18th C. reenacting

Postby Grania » Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:32 pm

Have you tried Mannered Mob? http://www.manneredmob.com

We do living history, usually 1740-1745 or so, both lower class and upper-middling, at different places around the country - lots of the National Trust and things like that, indoors much of the time :D but outdoors too - everything from the rural poor to a nice refined picnic!
Plenty for the girls as well!

I've been a member for a couple of years now, give me a pm if I can help :)


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Re: Interested in 18th C. reenacting

Postby sarge » Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:45 pm

Hi Emma,
I've pm'd you with details of the groups I work with,
Cheers - Andy



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Re: Interested in 18th C. reenacting

Postby Emrock » Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:50 am

I think I'll drop Mannered Mob an email. As I say my interests are pretty broad, so I'm really most keen to find a group that does the sort of events/displays that would suit me best. Though I could talk about the finner points of the Seven Years War til the cows come home!

Sarge, I don't think I've got your pm.



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Re: Interested in 18th C. reenacting

Postby Grania » Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:52 pm

:D If anyone is talking later 18th C, please post it here - you might well end up hearing from me too!


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Re: Interested in 18th C. reenacting

Postby Bucket » Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:02 pm

Hi Emma,
i believe you've been in contact with us( Lexington Minutemen) we cover the early part of the American Rev War, 1775-1776, espcially Lexington/Concord and the retreat to Boston. I dont think Bret has given you this information, but we have a website, its still in the process of being produced, but the events page is complete and lists the couple of events that we are at this year, shame you cant make Kelmarsh, but Bath may be an idea to come to, although i know its a long way for you to travel.
the address is:
www.lexingtonminutemen.co.uk



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Re: Interested in 18th C. reenacting

Postby cannontickler » Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:22 am

Bucket wrote:Hi Emma,
i believe you've been in contact with us( Lexington Minutemen) we cover the early part of the American Rev War, 1775-1776, espcially Lexington/Concord and the retreat to Boston. I dont think Bret has given you this information, but we have a website, its still in the process of being produced, but the events page is complete and lists the couple of events that we are at this year, shame you cant make Kelmarsh, but Bath may be an idea to come to, although i know its a long way for you to travel.
the address is:
http://www.lexingtonminutemen.co.uk


Bucket you and Brett look like your posing for the man from C&A 1760 wild frontier fashion catalogue and Bretts had his feet cut off by Injuns...!!!!!!!


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Re: Interested in 18th C. reenacting

Postby Bucket » Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:59 am

thanks for your kind observation cannontickler... :crazy:



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Re: Interested in 18th C. reenacting

Postby cannontickler » Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:20 pm

Bucket wrote:thanks for your kind observation cannontickler... :crazy:


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
being serious for a mo though, thats all starting to look well cool, i deffo wanna come and play Minutemen, its a really good theme to base stuff around as well.


it was a quick process until they made it efficient .

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Re: Interested in 18th C. reenacting

Postby Elisa » Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:03 pm

Hello,

Interesting post :-)


Well, i'm also interested in this period, especially the later 1700's.. from 1770 and up.
The reason i signed up here, is to find such groups in Europe, close to Belgium were i live...
We have none here, only medieval ones and so...and alot is 'war' related.

I took part once, years ago in a group called L'Âge des Lumières or Lumières for short, here is the website:
http://www.marquise.de/en/1700/lumieres/

You can play someone from nobility, or lower classes...up to you :)

It was great fun, and i'm looking for more groups like that, and want to connect with more people
interested in 18th century Living History :-)


Elisa



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Re: Interested in 18th C. reenacting

Postby Ne'erdowell » Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:48 pm

Elisa, how close are you to the Dutch border? There are some groups in the Netherlands that are - roughly - within your sphere of interest. You may already know of them, of course, but I'll post some links anyway. All sites are in Dutch language only.

There is a group doing well-to-do citizens, 1795-1815. I guess I could put you into touch with them, as I know one or two of their members, but they also have contact information on their site: http://www.hetsalet.nl/index.html.

Another group does Scots troops in Dutch service, mid-eighteenth Century (http://www.vmlh.nl/schotsebrigade), and American frontier
life (http://www.vmlh.nl/americanfrontiersociety). One further group is linked to a ship reconstruction project in Rotterdam and does marines around 1797 (Battle of Camperdown) (http://www.equipage-dedelft.nl/Pages/wiezijnwij.html). In Maastricht there is an artillery group,
1799 (http://www.vham.nl/historie/historie.htm).

There are also at least two groups concentrating on the earlier 18th Century, with maritime and military themes.



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Re: Interested in 18th C. reenacting

Postby Elisa » Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:52 pm

That sounds good, thank you for the information and links! :-)

Well, the Netherlands is not too far away since we are neighbours ,
of course it depends where.. :)


Will look into it, thanks! :-)

Are you in any groups related to the 18th century?

Greetings



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Re: Interested in 18th C. reenacting

Postby Elisa » Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:03 pm

However, i think the 1795's would be somewhat the maximum, not around beginning of 1800's,...
But i also love the 1800's , don't get me wrong in that ;-)
Just looking for something around 1770's-1790... :)



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Re: Interested in 18th C. reenacting

Postby Wim-Jaap » Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:24 am

Elisa: Waar in belgie zit je? (where in Belgium are you?)

Greenthings,

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Re: Interested in 18th C. reenacting

Postby Ne'erdowell » Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:38 pm

Elisa wrote:Are you in any groups related to the 18th century?


I'm not in any group that focusses on the 18th Century.




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