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Postby Madmonk » Thu Sep 21, 2006 10:00 pm

[ Hi everyone,
I am living in the south midlands and need some advice bieng a new boy on the medieval living history scene :oops: .I am not a knight or bowman,but lonely monk.I portray both Franciscan and Carthusian (late 14th,early 15th Cent) and i am looking to join a living history group,and also need info on insurance etc.
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Postby Skevmeister » Fri Sep 22, 2006 8:53 am

moved to general history

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Postby Tuppence » Fri Sep 22, 2006 11:45 am

To find a group, I'd suggest looking at histrenact
( http://www.histrenact.co.uk/)
or getting a copy of call to arms (about nine quid and available from http://www.calltoarms.com )

Regarding insurance, if you mean public liability and all that, then when you join a group, you should be covered under their policy (all members should be, and they should have 3rd party public liability as a minimum). If you're very concerned about this, you could always ask them about it.

If you mean personal insurance, then I'd advise contacting an insurance broker (independant ones obv usually best), explain what you'll be doing, and what level of cover you want. Then tell them to go fetch :D . (re-enactment is usually covered under extreme sports)

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Postby Dave B » Fri Sep 22, 2006 1:00 pm

I would also definitely reccomend going for a wander round both

NLHF (National Living History Fair)
TORM (The Origional Reenactors Market)



Through a bizarre coincidence they have been entirely cooincidentaly and unintentionaly arrainged for the same weekend once again, the weekend of the 27th-29th October.

Both will give you an opportunity to speak to both re-enactors and suppliers etc.

For my money NLHF has more 'atmos' but TORM is bigger. Mind you they are a few miles apart and only about £3or£4 to get in so we do both.


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Postby Madmonk » Fri Sep 22, 2006 6:44 pm

Many thanks with the above various pointers. I have ordered a copy of "call to arms" (THANKS TUPPENCE :wink: ) and will try and make it to the living history fair, (THANKS DAVE B :lol: ). As i am still on the everylasting collectable search path !!!
Thanks to you all

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Postby James The Archer » Mon Sep 25, 2006 12:45 pm

You could also look around the web going from links from the FED's page http://www.et-tu.com/wotrf1/cgi-bin/index.cgi or L&M's page http://www.et-tu.com/livery/cgi-bin/index.cgi?action= I'm sure MSS has a page but don't know much about them as it's mainly FED and L&M in the midlands and from them you can have alook at group pages to see who you like such as the group I'm in Buckinghams Retinue http://www.bucks-retinue.org.uk/compone ... /Itemid,1/ we have members around most of the country. But go look and see who you like.

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