New Neighbours – Hart’s Holt

Hart's Holt is a new Hamlet (unofficial sub-group) of the Principality of Insulae Draconis. They are forming a new group to cover Hertfordshire and plan to hold gatherings, workshops, trips, events and pub nights. You can find more information about their plans here: https://www.facebook.com/SCAHertfordshire/
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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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Revels Ahead

A Masked Ball, a story-telling revel and a brewing event are just some of the plans lined up for your diary in the coming months. The Revel on September 30 at Hargrave Hall will follow several demo events for the shire and will feature a variety of activities to try, including crafting and dancing. Following a Masked Ball in October, November will see a journey to the Nor...
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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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Making a Knife Blade

Ingvar Gråhök explains how he made his own knife blades I decided to see how hard it would be to make a knife. Doing this in a 100% medieval style is not easy to do in the home, since finding raw materials in period qualities is hard. But, in this day and age, you can find good materials by a little bit of searching. I decided that O1 tool steel would be my material of c...
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Notes & Queries

What kind of activities does the group do? Do I need to have skills and knowledge to join in? We explore lots of crafts and pastimes in workshops and classes, usually led by knowledgeable members of the group. These have included sewing, weaving, dancing, heraldry, music and calligraphy. You can read about our armoured combat, rapier fencing and archery activities elsewh...
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