Welcome to Thamesreach

For general inquiries, contact our seneschal,

Edith of Hedingham

If you are new to the Society,

or new to Thamesreach,

contact our chatelaine, Lord Guy

NEW as of August 08 - Newcomers FAQ!

For armoured combat (and rapier) info,

contact our local marshal, Sir Vitus

For info about stitch 'n bitch, gatherings

and other arts activities, contact Lady Edith

Planning a trip to London?

Always wanted to vist to see all the cool museums, buildings, artifacts?

Take a look at our

Visitors info pages!

They are crammed with useful ideas and tips about being an SCA pilgrim in London.

Updated June 2008, by popular demand:

Shopping pages


Who we are
(officers and populace)

Where we live

What we do



...is the London, UK branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism, also known as the SCA.

The SCA is an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating

the arts and skills of pre-17th-century Europe.

Last Webpage Update: Sun 20th September 2009


St Ethelburga's

It is with great joy that the fair Shire of Thamesreach shall be running the third St Ethelberga winter feast and entertainments.

Details here!

Local revels

We typically hold local gatherings in North London, steps from Archway Tube station, to pass the afternoon and evening in good company, enjoy some food, drink, dancing and the arts of peace of the Society.

Local tourneys are held in the armoured combat marshal's garden, in South London, close to Hampton Court.

Announcements for activities will be on the Thamesreach list.

A list of this year's revel dates is now available (caution: some settling may occur during calendar transit).


Beer and Museum

Our periodic visits to London's splendid museums and galleries continue!

Viewing the Tudor and Elizabethan galleries is on the menu for coming weeks - contact Edith for details of a date.

Shire business meetings

We meet once a month in the pub (3rd Monday of the month, with occasional changes to avoid holidays) to share a pint and talk over plans for the shire activities.

Ye Old Watling (link opens to Streetmap.co.uk location)

29 Watling Street, London, EC4M 9BR

Close to Bank and Mansion House Tube stations, and St. Paul's cathedral.

It's well connected by Tube, DLR and Silverlink, and is in the heart of the historic City of London.

Next meeting: Monday 20 July, 2009

Upcoming meetings:

  • 17 August 2009
  • 21 September
  • 19 October
  • 16 November
  • 21 December


Stitching evenings in the pub

A cheery band of handworkers have started gathering on the first Monday of the month, to share a drink and work on current projects at Ye Olde Watling.

Come join us for an hour of nibbles, chat, and handwork: bring your sewing, embroidery, knitting or other portable project. Medieval projects encouraged, but not absolutely required.

If you're on the Thamesreach newsgroup, you'll get an auto-reminder a few days before the event.

Aim for 6-ish start on the following dates:

  • 6 July
  • 3 August
  • 7 September
  • 5 October
  • 2 November
  • 7 December

Fight practices in London

Our fighting and fencing site is in East London, with indoor space, showers/change area, and street parking.

Wednesday evenings, 7-10ish. £6/person towards site rental.

Announcement with maps - now includes bus map


Scribal guild

We hold periodic gatherings for scribes at weekends, to work on current projects, and share our skills. Contact Edith the seneschal, or Mistress Nerissa, for more information.

Next scriptorium: TBA

Yahoo tools

To stay up to date about events in Thamesreach, please join the Thamesreach Yahoogroup:

Click here to join Thamesreach
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We're trying out using the Thamesreach Yahoogroup calendar to keep track of coming events of interest.

Any Yahoo ID allows you to view the calendar, but only Thamesreach members can add events.

Merger of Southern UK groups - polling is going ahead

At the recent viceregal tourney, the southern UK shires of Thamesreach, West Dragonshire and Mynydd Gwyn discussed amalgamating into a new branch - a 'super-shire', province or a barony.

All three shires have agreed informally to move onto the next step - polling for a change of status to our branches, the preferred branch type, and possibly the proposed name and armory.

The poll for armory and name suggestions has closed - the options are now on the wiki site.

If you're a resident of one of these shires, and would like to be part of the so-far informal discussion of what, why, and when, please join the Yahoogroup started to host that chat.


From 20 June AS 44:

Vivant to Judith and Gerhardt, the Crown of Drachenwald!


From AS 43:

Vivant to Daffyd and Chiara, 11th Viceroy and Vicereine of ID!



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