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21st Meets 14th Century

Posted: Mon May 08, 2006 12:38 pm
by Skevmeister
Just a quick picture that we took on Sunday at Tutbury.

Posted: Mon May 08, 2006 12:52 pm
by Sal
:lol: :lol: Reminds me of the multi-period that we used to do at Bolsover - I found some photos the other day of us kidnapping Germans and using them as a target for the archery :twisted: :twisted: (then more pictures of us getting drunk with them later on!) Ahh.... fun days :D

Posted: Thu May 11, 2006 12:12 am
by Panzerman
I was that target!
Bent over, bullseye on me ar5e
Arrow fired,
Stood up
Joke arrer thru me noggin!
Got handed voer from ECW to Muddys then to Romans and did a huge gag on "What did the Romans Ever do For Us?"

Happy Days.....

Also got beaten soundly by a big lass with a bommyknocker!!!!
Tops Stuff!

Posted: Thu May 11, 2006 8:14 am
by Sal
Panzerman wrote:I was that target!
Bent over, bullseye on me ar5e
Arrow fired,
Stood up
Joke arrer thru me noggin!
Cool - didn't realise it was you Panzerman :lol: I'll have to see if I can scan the photo in :P Do you remember when the official English Heritage people got all upset about people riding round on the motor bike and sidecar in the evening? I think she was even more disturbed when she stopped us playing on that and then someone started up the tank :twisted:

Posted: Thu May 11, 2006 8:35 am
by Panzerman
English Heritage (tagline: Rewriting History for a Better Britain!) were very good at getting upset about things. It wasn't so much the nice lady as the whitehaired madman who oversaw things(erm - micromanaged!)

As I recall it was at Bolsover where we invented the venerable contest known as "egg jousting" Another 20thC meets 14thC pastime.

Two motorcycle combis (that's with a sidecar to the uninitiated) were positioned at opposite ends of the path. Each machine had a rider/driver, a gunner/sidecar occupant and a target /pillion passenger. Each man wore the customary rubber coat as protection plus goggles and a stelhelmet.
The two protagonists drove towards each other at great speed, passing on the left. The gunner was armed with six rounds of ammo in the form of half a dozen eggs. The aim was to score on the pillion who did his best to hide behind the driver.
Three passes were made and the greatest number of hits was deemed the winner.....
I seem to remember I cheated and took 15 eggs with me!!!! We also turned round halfway and proceeded to chase the hapless adversary who took several hits to the legs, ar5e and back!!!!! I've never played fair!!!!

But boy was it firkling funny!!!! THOSE WERE THE DAYS!

Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 5:41 pm
by Andy T
English Heritage can be real killjoys but I guess they worry in case they lose their job? Anyway....sounds like fun!

Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 7:08 pm
by kael
I have a ton of piccies from tutbury, i'll stick em on some web space when i have cropped them all down from RAW 10mb files to little ones :P

HAs anyone got any pics of the final circle btw, i'd like to see my face when the grenade went off :lol:

Posted: Wed May 24, 2006 1:00 pm
by kael

Posted: Wed May 24, 2006 3:57 pm
by chrisanson


Posted: Wed May 24, 2006 11:19 pm
by kael