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AT LAST! An authentic pirate living history group.

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:31 pm
by Foxe
I am very pleased to announce the formation of the UK's very first pirate living history group. The Flying Gang will portray the company of Thomas Anstis, active in the Atlantic Ocean 1721-1723, to the highest standards of historical accuracy possible within the usual constraints. No Hollywood shenanigans, The Flying Gang will portray various aspects of pirate life in a living history setting.

Keen new recruits will be very welcome indeed, and we aim to help people out with research and kit as much as possible.

We'll be setting up a Facebook group in the near future, but anyone interested is welcome to contact me or PoD here via PM or via this thread.

Re: AT LAST! An authentic pirate living history group.

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:02 am
by Bad Viking
wow !!! sound awesome -- looking forward to photo's ! :D

Re: AT LAST! An authentic pirate living history group.

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:22 am
by sally
I so wish I had time to join, but please keep me in the loop for updates, I'm regularly looking at items that may be useful and tweaking my own offerings to increase accuracy as more evidence comes up :)

Re: AT LAST! An authentic pirate living history group.

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:16 pm
by Foxe
It must be official, it's on Facebook!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/375058289287192/

Re: AT LAST! An authentic pirate living history group.

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:01 pm
by Mark Griffin
another thing I'll never see due to me adverse fb attitude...

Re: AT LAST! An authentic pirate living history group.

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:06 pm
by Henri De Ceredigion
Foxe wrote:I am very pleased to announce the formation of the UK's very first pirate living history group. The Flying Gang will portray the company of Thomas Anstis, active in the Atlantic Ocean 1721-1723, to the highest standards of historical accuracy possible within the usual constraints. No Hollywood shenanigans, The Flying Gang will portray various aspects of pirate life in a living history setting.
So, does that mean you will be stealing cows then?

Re: AT LAST! An authentic pirate living history group.

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:40 pm
by Mark Griffin
Blimey, the Royal Navy then were well short or armaments! Loving the sword...

Re: AT LAST! An authentic pirate living history group.

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:33 am
by Foxe
John Clipperton once took a prize laden with a cargo of guano... "Not all treasure's silver and gold mate" :wink:

Re: AT LAST! An authentic pirate living history group.

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:40 am
by Mark Griffin
And i understand his wife was on board, using a hand-held air moving device to waft a cooling breeze across her face. There was a problem with the loading of the aforementioned cargo and some of it spilled out overhead..... insert punchline.

Re: AT LAST! An authentic pirate living history group.

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:17 am
by Foxe
Things are moving :D

We have a website!

http://www.the-flying-gang.org/

Re: AT LAST! An authentic pirate living history group.

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:37 pm
by Mark Griffin
Excellent stuff. I can hear the waves crashing and see the seagulls wheeling already. Or am I on the somerset levels...

Re: AT LAST! An authentic pirate living history group.

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:51 pm
by Foxe
Quick! Complain to the Environment Agency that you bought a house on a flood plain and now your feet are wet because it's raining.

Or man up and be a pirate.

Re: AT LAST! An authentic pirate living history group.

Posted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:02 am
by Mark Griffin
until you do some decent research and let me know where I can get a properly made bandana I'm happy in my fantasy pirate world thank you. Now begone annoying academic fellow, I'm threading cowrie shells into my dreadlocks.

Re: AT LAST! An authentic pirate living history group.

Posted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:06 am
by Foxe
Can I interest you in a pair of bucket boots, sir? Or perhaps a 6" ornate belt buckle with genuine patina? No? I can see you're a discerning gentleman, how about a cup-hilt rapier, skull necklace and some eye-shadow?

Re: AT LAST! An authentic pirate living history group.

Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:07 pm
by Mark Griffin
http://www.firebox.com/product/6412/Pir ... w&NL_pos=2

If we can't have these, I'm not joining.

Re: AT LAST! An authentic pirate living history group.

Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:57 pm
by Andysmith
Actually....I'm quite interested in the eye-shadow...

Re: AT LAST! An authentic pirate living history group.

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:18 am
by Grymm
Mark Griffin wrote:until you do some decent research and let me know where I can get a properly made bandana I'm happy in my fantasy pirate world thank you.
Just so happens Griff Ol' Fruit, I have some pukka bandhani fabric from Indian which when I get my arse in gear I'll be making up into 'bandanas' so yes we can!

Re: AT LAST! An authentic pirate living history group.

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:53 am
by Mark Griffin
I bought some pies off them....

But yes, I'd go for some private purchase head covering material. For personal use only you understand.