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18TH CENTURY LIVING HISTORY IN AUSTRALIA.

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

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Letters on 17th and 18th Century Welsh life to be digitised.





Three thousand rare letters written in the 17th and 18th centuries in Wales are to be digitised for people to read for generations to come.


Australian Survival and Preppers..: AVO SUBJECTS FACE LIFE BAN ON GETTING GUN LICENCE!...

Australian Survival and Preppers..: AVO SUBJECTS FACE LIFE BAN ON GETTING GUN LICENCE!...: AVO SUBJECTS FACE LIFE BAN ON GETTING GUN LICENCE ANYONE who has been the subject of an apprehended violence order would be banned f...

Australian Survival and Preppers..: More Lies and Misinformation from Gun Control Aust...

Australian Survival and Preppers..: More Lies and Misinformation from Gun Control Aust...: "But the fact is that the laws put in place after the Port Arthur gun massacre have been steadily chipped away for decades through...

Saturday, 7 July 2018

Archaeologists in Denmark have uncovered two large wine barrels from the 17th century that were turned into public conveniences and their contents have been rather revealing.



Volunteers needed for Best of Living History Day


15th annual
WOOD COUNTY LIVING HISTORY DAY
Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 2 PM
Oak Grove Cemetery on the campus of Bowling Green State University 
Rain location: First United Methodist Church, 1506 E. Wooster St. BG

History comes alive as local residents portray Wood Countians who exemplify leisure time in Wood County during the 1920s-1930s. 2018 honorees were chosen because of the Wood County Historical Museum’s exhibit "The Return to Normalcy: A Life of Leisure in Wood County."
This event is free and open to the public.
Parking is available in the cemetery, as well as on the adjacent BGSU campus. We recommend entering the cemetery from Poe Road, turn south on Willard, right on Merry, then left to enter the cemetery [ BGSU Map ]
The Wood County Sheriff’s Department will provide free rides up to the mound where the program will be held. Chairs are available, although those attending are encouraged to bring a lawn chair. In case of heavy rain, the program will be moved to the First United Methodist Church, 1506 E. Wooster St. Bowling Green.




Thursday, 28 June 2018

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

To the stocks! Hanna's Town plans annual frontier court


Step back in time and visit the Revolutionary War-era village of Hanna's Town which served as the first English Court west of the Allegheny Mountains at the frontier court re-enactment June 23-24. Experience the excitement of the people as they gathered, between 1773-1786, to witness the trials of those who were accused, convicted and punished.
http://triblive.com/lifestyles/history/13757328-74/to-the-stocks-hannas-town-plans-annual-frontier-court

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Firelock fire Lighting.

Fire Lighting Quotes.

Lov na race; čakališče na jezeru pri jami Lisišče (1759) by  Franz Anton von Steinberg which depicts waterfowl hunting.

"There happened to be an iron pot and an ax on board--- they cut off a piece of the boat rope, and picked it to oakum, and putting it in the pan of a gun, with some powder, catched it on fire, which with some thin pieces cut from the mast, they kindled in the pot, and then cut up their mast, seats, &c. for fuel, and making a tent of their sail, wrapt themselves as well as they could;"
From The Pennsylvania Gazette, 1765, 3 men trapped in the ice in their boat during a waterfowl hunt and likely to freeze to death:

Saturday, 9 June 2018

No Charcloth Flint & Steel Fire Lighting..wmv

Recognising/Identifying Punk Wood & More By Keith H. Burgess Part One..wmv

Very rare 17th century English doll turns heads to sell for £9500 at North Yorkshire auction.


17th Century Dolls.

Living history re-enactors at Maine Wildlife Park.

Maine Wildlife Park volunteer Miriam Bisbee throws the hatchet with Dave Bryant of Maine living history group The Ancient Ones.

How freed African slaves in London in the 1700s helped abolish slave trade.

Slave ships in London --- Royal Museums Greenwich.

Friday, 8 June 2018

Aylwen Gardiner-Garden: Its cold outside, let's spin some wool...

Aylwen Gardiner-Garden: Its cold outside, let's spin some wool...: I’m spinning some black merino fleece I washed at Christmas. Not as soft and nice as the Polwarth I spun recently but I don’t want to leave ...

Aylwen Gardiner-Garden: Woad in Canberra

Aylwen Gardiner-Garden: Woad in Canberra: I planted some woad (Isatis tinctoria) in my garden in early March. It is still thriving, larger but staying low over the winter. I've ...

Aylwen Gardiner-Garden: Inkle Loom & More.

Aylwen Gardiner-Garden: Inkle Loom: I received an Ashford Inkle Loom today that has been in storage for some time and needs a little bit of TLC. I'm sanding it back with a...

Portraying 18th-Century Black Men in Colonial Williamsburg.

Jeremy Morris, 30, an actor-interpreter at Colonial Williamsburg.

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Fire-Bow Fire Lighting Part 1 DVD.

Making Woodland Indian Centre Seam Moccasins. Pattern Making. Part 1. DVD

Flintlock Safety & Other Tips By Keith H Burgess

Fort Ligonier plans re-enactments, sunset tours, day camp and 'Fort Slumber' this summer


Treasure found on 18th century shipwreck to be displayed in Colombia

18th century tea cups.
https://www.sciencealert.com/how-scientists-found-the-holy-grail-of-shipwrecks-and-up-to-17-billion-in-treasure-san-jose-spanish-galleon-colombia




Monday, 14 May 2018

17C American Women: Bacon's Rebellion in Virginia, In 1675-76

17C American Women: Bacon's Rebellion in Virginia, In 1675-76: Bacon's Rebellion in Virginia, 1675 -76 Washington   Printed by Peter Force.   1835. This Tract was first printed in the Richmond ...

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Townsend's Blog. Foods at Sea.

http://www.townsends.us/blog/18th-century-sailors-food-ships-provisions/

HMS Victory. The Galley.

https://www.stvincent.ac.uk/Heritage/1797/Victory/food.html

The Pirate Empire: Pirate Food

The Pirate Empire: Pirate Food: We’re a jolly good ship and a jolly good crew, But we don’t like the food, no I’m damned if we do. (sea shanty) It’s common knowled...

More on 18th Century Foods.

https://www.history.com/news/hungry-history/ahoy-pass-the-cabbage-preserved-foods-in-the-age-of-exploration

SEA PROVISIONS FOR COMMON SAILORS AND PIRATES, PART 1



Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Pauline's Pirates & Privateers: Tools Of The Trade: Sleeping Aboard Us

Pauline's Pirates & Privateers: Tools Of The Trade: Sleeping Aboard Us: Ah, the hammock. The lazy summer day lounger that swings in that light if sweltering breeze on the porch, deck or between two sturdy trees...

Colonial Quills: Hammock, a Sailor's Bed

Colonial Quills: Hammock, a Sailor's Bed:         Because my current work in progress takes place at sea near the NC Outer Banks, I’ve been doing a lot of research about ships and...

Sunday, 22 April 2018