Guy’s Journey around pre-1600 London pubs pt 3

Ye Olde Mitre, Barnet. This is a delightful survivor of the coaching inns that used to line the St-Albans-London road. Not much is known about the origins of this pub, originally three inns that eventually merged together, although there are records of a brewing licence dated from 1554. This date is questioned as there are 14th and 15th century timbers within the building str...
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2016 Fighter Practice off to a great start!

Dalston Kingsland has been invested with SCA fighters and fencers. As the evenings grow lighter, half a dozen rapier enthusiasts have been drilling and sparring alongside the armoured fighters, warming up in readiness for the new season of events. If you would like to join us, whether veteran or first-timers, then visit our Martial Activities page.
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Guy’s Journey around pre-1600 London pubs Pt 2

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese With Emoni and Milada, I checked out this famous period pub. A pub has reputedly been on this site since 1538, and hospitality was associated with the site prior to that when it was part of a local priory. The Cellars are reckoned to be part of that Carmelite establishment. Destroyed and rebuilt due to the Great Fire of 1666, the pub is now a warren o...
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Guy’s Journey round London’s Pubs Pt 1

Spaniard’s Inn, Hampstead Heath Founded in 1582, this Inn is near Kenwood House, and is situated opposite an old toll gatehouse, creating an infamous bottleneck for modern-day traffic. Be careful on the northern side of the road, as you literally need to time your jump round to the entrance with the rate of cars coming behind you if you have walked up form Hampstead. Legenda...
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Thamesreach joins Flintheath in hosting the next Coronet Tournament

It is with great pleasure to announce that Thamesreach and Flintheath have joined together to host the Coronet Tournament to decide the Prince and Princess of Insulae Draconis.   From Friday May 27th to Sunday May 29th, the Shires will gather to champion their candiates, vying for the thronesand the chasnce of glory on the field. Archers will practice their aims, and fen...
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Raglan Fair, August 7th – Thamesreach Wins The Oxford Roll!

The Oxford Roll is an inter-Shire armoured combat tournament, pitting the fighters against ach other in a last-team-standing melee. Fought in the Fountain Court of Raglan Castle, with easily twice the number of combatants as last year, the fight devolved down to the Shires of Pont Alarch (last year's winners) and Thamesreach and their allies. The sheer skill and might of Thame...
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New to the SCA? What to expect

Hello! So you've found our site, and perhaps you don't know where to start? We offer a lot of different opportunities to different people - some are only interested in the combat, others the archery and other prefer the feasting! Whether it is the historical equivalent of your favourite sport or craft, or a new hobby entirely, we hope to make a place for you in the Shire. ...
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