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The sea chest is built it looks amazing, the pictures are fantastic and watching the smithy work well that was something else.
The fire pit is part made and the smith god has been busy he has made a thing to hang helms upon and shields and place our flag into as well as use in the field to leave our weapons inside like spears. he also made 5 seaxs that are so lovely he puts our work well not mine to shame because I have made all the clothing and the lads aew wearing it.
I have done the web site, the pictures the accounts the paperwork and all the dealings with people re shows.
So they cannot say I havent done my part as strausman we have more members as well from my actions
Now onto the point of this blog we had bought a LHE tent and it said it was saxon but its doorway was at the middle not the side like the viking ones we had seen afore but we didnt really think anything about it till we put it up back at the field its a bit weird really I like it but the lads say its made a bit cak handlled as it needs modifying some and so we have decided to do just this when we next put it up int field. it also has a few hole in it So next ime its up I need to patch these small holes and we decided best way is with linen and glue then sew over them later on back home.
but as we have the other LHE from Whitby it isnt a issue or a rush to do, either we will have it done by the time its the Sept 20th show as want to use it for that day as well as the other one. I am happy we are getting our LHE together all we need now is to get a van together that we can paint up and have all our kit kept in so that we dont have to keep taking it all out everytime we want to go somewhere. I need to contact the vike about van hire see how we go about that as we dont have funding in our pot for this and we need it to do events for taking the LHE to them because we have two cars and we cant do it with them and the members with the extra lads as well as they dont own a car so for a event we need to have room for extra bodies and extra gear now which is a van or minibus which costs more.
I think we need to get the quotes before I ask for them not sure how it works really, anyways as far as scarborough goes, we might not be going anyway as this years marks time off has been crap hes on really bad days and has not really had any good weekends off so its fallen really bad for events for us and his hols are all used up now excepting xmas week. So what we have we have to keep for then.
we can do the ones we can do this year which is not the ones I really wanted to do infact I think we have done 3 events this year in total so far. plus our own small stuff
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We spent a nice day at Thornton surveying what needed doing to the land we are permitted to use by the owner for training ground which is very nice of Ian to do so. But he is a member so we will just say Ta ..
We walked to the fields there is 5 acres of this land. Which Ian has a project in mind for some of it. However he did say we could have a Viking hall there if we can get the funding in place to build it.
We went to see the old Sun inn a very old worldly place closed and bought by Ian a while ago anyway it needs a few skips to get rid of rubbish so we can make it a nice private hall to hold parties and a banquet which is my idea.
But I want a Viking banquet once or twice a year so I want a high table and two side tables in Viking style. Plus Mead of course now we need to brew this so that’s 6 months brewing time . in the mean time we aim to get the wiring sorted and the pumps running and buy in some real ale.
When its cleared it can be painted to look nice but we may need to get planning permission for any changes we want to the intenal areas. Most of it is clearing it out. Then we can hold a garage sale to sell unwanted items.
I will take photos to show how we are getting on with this project as I have rounded up another volunteer for August
So we begin Tomorrow
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haworth has its own particular events that help fund the village scroggling the holy meeting was today it was a bit disorgansied with kids running about this year we are short of boys so the only 2 were picked as escorts to the holy queen, she had two handmaidens and the crown and the church gates key is held by her attendants.
|Posted by Ethne on November 19, 2012 at 7:30 AM||comments (2)|
Yesterday the village was full to bursting with coach loads of tourists from america japan all over england and not as full as 1940 but still full it was freezing cold but wool is warm round ere we dont do stuff by alfs we go full out to prepare for yule thechurch gates are now covered in holly & ivy so u cant see through it a lot of the local traditions are pagan and stem back to the old ways of the folk here abouts its very obvious in what goes on that many aspects are not christian. From scroggling the holy to the goddezs rite with the holyking allowing winter into the village everythingexcepting nativity ends at the church gates last year I asked why to the gates the answer was an arrangement going back agez it jyst what we does ere. Thought best not probe too deep till I knew more locals like a conversation yesterday about goblins coming outwen veil thinning now that I know about but goblins I have seen here they sneak in from keighley causing trouble on friday nights too much Skull splitter int them to have sense get thee home. Well our purpose yesterday was to scout out a good training ground so we slipped through the church ground i to graveyard andout back along the track covered in leaves rotting back into the soil feeding the rich earth then doubling back on and around the allotments and then right Right there two good stretches of ground great for our needs
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