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Belton House 30th June 1st July

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The award winning Lace Wars will be at Belton House this week end.
Re-enacting elements of the 1745 Jacobite Rising there will be both Jacobite and Redcoat living history encampments, drill displays and skirmishes.
For further details check the Lace Wars web site www.lacewars.co.uk

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Site report. I just spoke to the manager at the site, event though they've got a couple of trees down and flooding around the ponds the areas we are using are fine and well drained. THE EVENT IS ON!

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Well no Biblical floods, a bit damp on Sat and a couple of very heavy showers on Sun, which kept the MOPs away.
I had to retreat to the sultery awning a couple of times but it didn't stop us doing our stuff.
Joy to behold the sun came out on Sunday afternoon which along with a stiff breeze dried everything out nicely and it was all packed away dry :D
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Belton House was the first event for my girlfriend (Bob) and I.

May I say an ENORMOUS thank you to everyone that attended for making our first experience so much fun and very enjoyable.

Nicest bunch of nutters i've ever met :D :D :D

We are both now fully fledged members of LW & Pulteneys.

Does anyone have any pics from the weekend?
I'm looking for one with me in (of course) which i may be able to butcher so i can make a forum avi?

This was definately the first of many events we will be attending.

If anyone has a list of who best to contact for kit we will need to purchase, I'd be grateful. Also, think it may be handy to have a publically posted list of all trusted vendors? (If it already exists, then advance apologies)

We'll be at the Cumbria event. I'll be looking forward to seeing you all there.
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Cracking event and the NT has already mailed us asking us to go again next year!!!!!

It was noted that yet again Gerry had to partake of the Jacobite food, chips not being enough to keep a good Redcoat on his feet all day. We've asked Wina MacPod (Ed) to send in food supplies if she isn't going to event. Frankly we could starve if she doesn't.

Rumour has it that some of the red chaps had a little too much to drink on Saturday night and had to crawl into thier tents :lol:

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Am pictures?

Sounds like a good bash would love to see
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Twas a good evening and we all enjoyed ourselves.
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Well I was definitely feeling a bit tired and emotional on Saturday night and I hope there are no photos of that.
Luckily NT properties open late so there was plenty of time to recover on Sunday!
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It was noted that yet again Gerry had to partake of the Jacobite food, chips not being enough to keep a good Redcoat on his feet all day.
Too right I ate the stew, I didn't want to lose my tent pegs again, especially with all that rain on the way. It does amaze me how with the simple ingredient of mud, Wina Macpod can produce a very good lamb stew.

ps. I bought some new tent pegs at Belton house.
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Someone is dicing with death (or tent peg loss) me feels?

Just found out Staffordshire Police are taking approx 8 weeks to process firearms certificates :cry:

That'll be me doing lots of guard duties and dying then!!
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Just found out Staffordshire Police are taking approx 8 weeks to process firearms certificates
Believe me, 8 weeks isn't bad for a first application. Does that include the powder licence ?
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Yup.

Spoke with the firearms dept at the police hq as I had a few questions about how to fill in the paperwork.

Was advised they have a 'back log' (<-- thought it was a medical condition) of applications/paperwork so I should be prepared to wait 8 weeks.

No biggie! - I do a good death :D
Dave showed me how to run like a proper coward too :lol:
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Word is Gerry won't be needing his gun, and I suggest to mark your tent pegs :lol: :twisted:

We did notice young Redders that you diodn't partake of the stew. Hmmmmmmm, come over to the dark (tartan) side, however I am not your father, or any of the Redcoats for that matter.

You are so lucky a certain officer was absent on Saturday night or it would have been the biscuit tin for you my boy.
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Mud to lamb stew, it's witchcraft I tell you.
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you have no idea...... :twisted:

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If Ed has a spare bowl at carlisle, i promise to partake of the stew.

Mud or not, I've heard it's delicious.
Also, looking at the size of the Jacobite bellies, that's testimony enough for me that the grub is good :)

Also, will need good food to line my stomach as the chips clearly failed!!!!
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I think after what he did sat night he should be the officer's whipping boy :twisted: :twisted:
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sazzle wrote:I think after what he did sat night he should be the officer's whipping boy :twisted: :twisted:
Hey, that's my job :shock:

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Sazzle, we heard it was that boy BOB

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Mr Stockle - i am beginning to see you in a whole new light... :wink:

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Nah wasn't Bob he's not alowed to get drunk lol

But i suppose like any good women i will take the rapp for my partners doing :lol:





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Welcome to the reterror that is Pulteneys, I will meet you at some point this year hopefully.

Watch out for a certain highlander called Cameron (easy to spot he wears a "suit" of tartan.) He's half blind, deaf and my cousin. Plus he likes to throw his sword in the air when he dies.

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Look forward to seeing you Matt, thought you may have started a unit of marines following the recent weather.
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oooh,
Good idea, they still wear pointy hats and I could have a pair of stripey gaiters as well. I could just imagine the look on the highlanders faces when they realise that there is something dafter looking than a grenadier.

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Dafter than a grenadier? Isn't that an officer :roll: :twisted:

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I guess.
The order goes

Hatman, grenadier, marine, recoat officer, highlander, highland officer, then the daftest of all, Cameron. :P

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Yes I know it says "recoat officer" it's just that Nick needs a new lick of paint to hide his face.

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Lets be clear...
1 there is only one whipping boy and thats Jonny Stockel.
2. candles and biscuit tins are reserved solely for auntie carol
3. matt D has strict instructions never to try and be funny in my presence.

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Col P wrote:Lets be clear...
1 there is only one whipping boy and thats Jonny Stockel.
Oh please sir, is it my turn in the barrel yet? :shock:
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Some Belton photos as requested, taken by Geoff Buxton (Ewok30Photographs) who is really rather good.

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