Today we have had a day out with the medieval group to Uncle Roger’s – otherwise known as Roger of Lancaster’s Armourie. Roger is the brilliant guy who makes the swords and armour that our group use and he very kindly offered to host a day for us all to go and ‘fettle with the metal’ and make or mend armour. The lads were very happy to  spend the day in his workshop surrounded by so many tools and Bev and I did a bit of embroidery, made cups of tea for everyone and Bev had made a fab chilli for lunch.

Here are some pics of the boys ‘ grand day out!

Paul and Keith all dressed up - mail and padded jacket

Paul and Keith all dressed up - mail and padded jacket

Bev and Dave doing a bit of tent mending

Bev and Dave doing a bit of tent mending

Some of the helmets that Roger makes on display

Some of the helmets that Roger makes on display

Just some of the swords that Roger makes

Just some of the swords that Roger makes

Ye old fashioned way of cleaning mail - in a cement mixer with some sand!

Ye old fashioned way of cleaning mail - in a cement mixer with some sand!

Here's one I made earlier - Dave's lemon squeezer helmet

Here's one I made earlier - Dave's lemon squeezer helmet

Bev with the new group banner

Bev with the new group banner

Paul and Lee with the anvil

Paul and Lee with the anvil

Dave making sparks fly with the grinding wheel

Dave making sparks fly with the grinding wheel

Bev and I looking babelicious in the workshop

Bev and I looking babelicious in the workshop

 We all had a lovely day so big thanks to Roger. We always have a lot to do in the off season during the winter in terms of repairing and making new kit for re-enactment so this was a very useful day.

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