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The Marshal
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Looking for reenactment group

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Hi

I'm a complete history nut and looking for a group to join. I'm very much interested ( and my friends would say obsessed) by the periods concerning the crusades although anything dark age to late medieval is great.
I'm based in a almost non existent town called Retford on Nottinghamshire South Yorks border (neither council likes to admit owning us :( haha!) But I also have weekly commutes to Lincoln, for University, which has nothing but spurred on my interest in all things historical.
Have one or two very eager friends who would also be interested in reenactment.

Any recommendations or information would be great.

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wait 5minutes and Crusade will pounce .........1.........2.........3.........4.......... :lol:
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Conroi De Vey do anglo-norman & anglo-saxon (as late as the second crusade) and are based in Nottinghamshire, both combat and living history.

www.conroidevey.co.cuk
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Wow -- Crusade must be hibernating ! :lol:

These cheeky boys n gal's are into the Holy Orders of the Crusades and are proactively looking for Templars/ Lazarus/Jerusalem/Tutonic Knights and Sergeants for reasonable events and and down the country... word is... they like beer and pies ! :D

http://tempusfugitreenactment.webs.com/
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Hi there

Two other societies you might want to look at are:

Conquest

http://www.angevin.org/

The Feudals:

http://www.feudals.org.uk/

Both societies concentrate more on the Angevin period of English history (mid to late 12th, early 13th century)

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There's also the SCA- there's groups centred on Coventry and York. Multiperiod, of course, but certainly including both of the periods you're interested in.

Both have FB groups: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2369807 ... 6/?fref=ts and https://www.facebook.com/groups/medsoc/?fref=ts

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You could take a look at the Armourials..We do quite a few events in Yorkshire..

http://www.armourialknights.co.uk :D :D

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Wow
I really didnt expect so many replies thank you all for the recommendations and for taking the time to reply to me.
Its also nice to be on a forum with so many active members, sometimes forums can be a bit dead :s

I'll have a good rummage around on the internet and research all these.

Thanks again :D

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Bad Viking wrote:Wow -- Crusade must be hibernating ! :lol:

These cheeky boys n gal's are into the Holy Orders of the Crusades and are proactively looking for Templars/ Lazarus/Jerusalem/Tutonic Knights and Sergeants for reasonable events and and down the country... word is... they like beer and pies ! :D

http://tempusfugitreenactment.webs.com/

D: Just had a quick look at this and ...looks pretty damn good i'l send them an email asking about recruitment....beers and pies you say :O....this could be the beginning of something beautiful :D

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The wonder of mixed interest reenactment groups is, your thing may be fighting, but someone else will be interested in brewing.... and others will be interested in period cooking. And the combination is especially satisfying :)

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Plus its the variety of events - if you are just in the one timeline -- it gets a bit samey after 5 years ! :lol:
Plus some bits and pieces are 'moveable' between timelines - so if you are clever - you can cut costs without cutting quality of presentation ! :D :rock: :ugeek: :thumbup:
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these guys are good, well worth checking out > http://www.armourialknights.co.uk/

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hobbitomm wrote:The wonder of mixed interest reenactment groups is, your thing may be fighting, but someone else will be interested in brewing.... and others will be interested in period cooking. And the combination is especially satisfying :)
Yeah thats very true plus interests might change and you might be a dab hand at soemthing maybe you wouldnt expect.

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Hi, we're a fairly small, early to mid 14th century group. We are looking to recruit new members if you fancied something a bit later than the Crusades. We're based around Bolsover, with members spread out through Yorkshire and Derbyshire.

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we assume you have found a group. We are a group that specializes in living history cookery and crafts
We are based in Long Sutton....not far from Retford...and do displays all over.

If you are interested, have a look at 4and20blackbirds.co.uk, we have a contact form there
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