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Viking Village Meet - York - May 21st - 22nd 2016

Discussion in 'England North' started by Wayland, Feb 21, 2016.

  1. Wayland

    Wayland Hárbarðr

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    Anyone interested in another trip to the Viking Village May 21st - 22nd 2016?

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    Earlier Threads Here, Here, Here, Here and Here

    Got some going from around here but we could fit a few more.
     
  2. Toddy

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    Good grief, but that's a blast from the past :)

    It was a very good weekend though, and I thoroughly enjoyed the company :cool:

    I would like to come down for this Gary :) I'll need to make new kit though. Footwear was a problem for me last time, iirc.

    Good of you to organise this again :D

    M
     
  3. Wayland

    Wayland Hárbarðr

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    You'd be very welcome Mary.

    Remember, we are forgiving with footwear. We are going as Bushcrafters interested in Viking Life.

    We don't all have to be absolute "living history" standard.
     
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    Wayland Hárbarðr

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    So, better start a list then.

    Please read the earlier threads to get an idea of what it's all about. There are also lots of pictures here as well.

    Cut, past and add yourself to the list:

    Wayland and Debs. (Sadly no Skadi any more...)
    Redfox (Riam)
    Mental Nurse (Carl)
    David Taylor
    James Parr
    Toddy (Mary)
     
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    Another picture to whet your appetites.
     
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    I'd Love to have come to this with it been on my doorstep But sadly I'm away on our districts Beaver scout 30th anniversary camp the same weekend:(.

    Rich
     
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    That's a shame Rich.
     
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    Cant wait for this me and david taylor are getting our kit sorted for it
     
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    Reading those old threads has bought back many great memories of people I have not seen or heard from for many years.

    Sent from my battle droid.
     
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    Just showed Fi the picture her and the kids loved it unfortunately it is a little far from our part of wales but for those that do go have a great time oh and Hi from us all Bodge.,
     
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    It was great having you all there.

    Shame you can't make it again. :(
     
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    If I can find a lift down I'd love to make it. Got suitable turnboots, trews, tunic, belt. as well as eating gear.
     
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    That would be great Hamish.
     
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    Question for such events. Does anybody find wearing glasses a problem when contact lenses aren't the solution. Of course they can be taken off for more or less formal photographs but would be needed for everyday living. Do they detract from the immersive experience for everyone or are they so much part of modern life that they are ignored?
     
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    Me n the wife would be interested in this, would hounds be allowed though? We've a whippet n a lurcher (of some description)....
     
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    Wearing glasses if needed is perfectly acceptable. It actually falls into an equal opportunities issue as far as I'm concerned. It is also a potential safety issue. As you suggest, the public usually overlook them anyway.

    For this event in particular the emphasis is on the fact that we are bushcrafters, learning about Viking / Saxon life and costume requirements are not as stringent as those required by most living history groups. This means things like discreet modern footwear and spectacles are fine providing we explain to any public that we are not really "Vikings" etc.

    You may notice our old dog on the first picture. The village is situated on a farming museum. There are livestock on site so dogs would need to be kept under control, on leads and normal clean up rules apply.
     
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    I have none of the gear and no skills to make it but would love to have visit and maybe join you one day for a weekend. :)
     
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    what's the score with regards sleeping arrangements? Do we have to bring our own tents n kip in another field out of the way of the 'village'? or does everyone sleep in hardened accom?
    Do we have to pay an entry fee ?
    It'a a non show weekend affair, going by the morton park website?
    Is there some kind of communal feast of an evening or we just fending for ourselves?

    soz for the Q's but having done reenactment stuff in the past (ww2) it helps knowing what thy score is, logistics wise.
     
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    We can sleep in the village but you will need your own bedding which needs to be out of sight in the day if it is not authentic. ( There are lots of hiding places.)

    We don't pay to be on the village but it is hoped that we will do something that will benefit the site, be it maintenance work on the buildings or demonstrating stuff to the public if they come by. We also sometimes leave a small donation to help with the running of the site, they are always working on a bit of a shoestring.

    It has been suggested that we eat communally, I can handle the cooking, but that is not compulsory. Feel free to sort your own food out if you prefer.
     

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