Thamesreach on Ice

"...if the moors in Finsbury and Moorfield freeze over, children from London play. Some of the children have attached bones to their ankles, and carry well-worn sticks. They fly across the ice like birds, or well-fired arrows.” That was how William FitzStephen described ice skating in his 12th century chronicle of London life. Skating has long been a popular pastime i...
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Upcoming Activities

Coffee and a Chat - meet up! 7 March, 5.30pm onwards  Another chance to meet with your fellow nutters from Thamesreach. Come join us for coffee and a chat in the middle of a book shop! Small projects,questions and board games are all welcome! Come as you are, stay for as long as you like! Stitch&Bitch 10 March, 1pm At our Stitch and Bitch afternoons everyone is welcome ...
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Ancient Oak Medieval Festival

The first weekend in September saw a troupe of Thamesreachers travel north to Flintheath to attend the Ancient Oak Medieval Fayre.  The festival is in its second year and is attended by a number of re-enactment groups putting on demonstrations for the public and traders selling their wares. Within the SCA encampment, there were fencing and heavy combat tourneys and the opport...
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Raglan Report

By Maude and Emoni Castell Rhaglann - a beautiful Welsh castle, full of history and drama and home for ten days in August when an encampment springs up around its walls. Ffair Rhaglann is now in its thirteenth year and is the flagship event for the Principality of Insulae Draconis. High medieval mixes with Norse, Persian, Tudor and Saxon without any regard for time periods. ...
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Thamesreach at FibreEast

Did you meet us at FibreEast? We hope you had a great time at the event and came away inspired and laden with fibrey goodies. Here’s some more information about what we do here in Thamesreach (and in the wider Society for Creative Anachronism) and how you can join in. We’re all about recreating historical skills and pastimes, trying all sorts of crafts and activities from th...
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Tower of Thamesreach Quest

To all who dwell within our fair shire of Thamesreach, or who visit it often and partake in its toils and merrymaking - you are invited to join in a quest! The Tower of Thamesreach Quest challenges you to explore different aspects of shire life, whether that's crafting, fighting and cooking or doing a share of the behind-the-scenes tasks that make events happen. The quest...
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Meet the Members: Shirin Duxt Feroz

The first in a series of posts introducing our members, their medieval personas and the activities they enjoy in the society. Q: Name/Persona: A: Sarah Brider/ Shirin Duxt Feroz Q: How long have you been a member of SCA/Thamesreach? A: I started coming to events in March 2015 and formally joined the SCA a year later. Q: What made you join the SCA/Thamesreach? A: Hi...
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Dragon Pit Tourney

The upcoming Rapier Revel on the St George's Day weekend will feature a tourney honouring Dragons (rather than saints, as we're not sure Thamesreach has any of those)! The Tourney Rules It is a single rapier “bear pit”. Winner stays on for a maximum of five wins, then goes to the back of the queue without forfeiting a life. For a double kill both fencers retire and lose a...
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