Thamesreach at the International Rapier Seminar

  By Cecily Arderne Two Thamesreach fencers, myself and Lord Guy de Dinan, attended this year’s International Rapier Seminar in Godalming, in April, in order to improve and test our skill with the sword.   This weekend-long training event and tournament involved fencers from many different schools – and indeed countries – so it was a great opportunity to learn how ra...
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Excitement is brewing about the Tavern Revel

 The next Thamesreach Revel will focus on the pleasures (and perils) of the medieval tavern. Afternoon activities will include: A chance to try several period dice, card and board games. A talk on brewing. A tasting of (modern) beers and wines that approximate some of the flavours of ancient and medieval drinks. The Thamesreach minstrels will perform several songs for our ...
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Sewing Revel Classes Announced

The Revel on February 20 will include classes to help you get started on making or improving your wardrobe. Class start times are approximate and it is expected that projects started during the sessions will be continued through the afternoon. 1.30pm Class: It’s Hemming Time by milady Cecily Finish your garments properly with hand hemming. We'll look at four different hem st...
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Early Music in Spring 2017

There are lots of opportunities to hear (and make) medieval and renaissance music at all kinds of interesting venues within our shire in the coming months. The events listed all include at least some "SCA period" music, sometimes in a mixed programme. If you're feeling inspired to sing, the Thamesreach Minstrels practice regularly and perform at our revels and other event...
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Guy’s Journey round London pre 1600 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 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. Destoryed and rebuilt due to the Great Fire of 1666, the pub is now a warren of sm...
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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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