Resource: RE-ENACTMENT OF 18th CENTURY NAVAL LIFE IN THE UK

6 June, 2009 at 7:42 pm 5 comments

Here it’s raining cats and dogs, which is rather frustrating, as I planned to go swimming. Well, tomorrow then! If you’re as stuck at home just like me today, the following links might be of interest to you. They will be included in the next update of “Molly Joyful’s List Of Useful Resources”, and who knows – by then, you might already be out and about re-enacting!

RE-ENACTMENT OF 18th CENTURY NAVAL LIFE IN THE UK
(special thanks to “Grymm” for these)

Just how awesome is that?! It goes without saying that I’d join any of these within a heartbeat, ignoring my ship-phobia, if I had the chance!

THE SENIOR SERVICE

Senior Service is a historical re-enactment group, whose members aim to accurately portray members of the Royal Navy during the mid-eighteenth century, together with civilians of that time whose lives and trades were associated with the sea. We are one of the member groups of the re-enactment society Lace Wars, through whom we mainly participate in events commemorating the 1745-1746 Jacobite Rebellion and in other events linked to British history during the 1740s and 1750s (for example Britain’s colourful smuggling history).

THE HISTORICAL MARITIME SOCIETY

The Historical Maritime Society is a UK based historical research and re-enactment group recreating the Royal Navy.

Our main area of interest is the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. These were the exciting times around the year 1805 when Britain was threatened by Bonaparte and only the Royal Navy could prevent invasion from across the Channel. 1805 was the year when Britain’s greatest hero, Lord Horatio Nelson***, sailed off to his fatal encounter at Trafalgar. Our aim is to educate and inform about shipboard life in the time of Nelson, and to have fun doing it.

*** Miss Collingwood begs to differ:

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RE-ENACTMENT OF 18th CENTURY GENERAL LIFE

LACE WARS – THE SOCIETY OF 18th CENTURY RE-ENACTMENT

Lace Wars is made up of a number of regiments depicting both military and civilian life during the 18th Century.

Specialising in the period 1740-1760 and in particular the Jacobite rebellion, we stage events throughout the year at a number of historic sites in the UK.

THE MANNERED MOB

The Mannered Mob is the 18th Century Re-enactment Group that portrays civillian life between 1730 and 1760. We represent all levels of society from high to low, and our membership consists of both men and women who are primarily interested in civilian rather than military life in the mid 18th century.

PIRATES, BEWARE…

THE UK PIRATE BROTHERHOOD

The Brotherhood was founded as a Yahoo E-group in 2002 in order to enable Pirate Re enactors to communicate with each other.

There is obviously a limit of daily pageviews for the forum of that website if you’re not a member. But from the little I saw, it would be well worth joining.

And to make sure we’re not becoming to UK-centric, here’s one for you folks in the USA:

THE PIRATE BRETHREN PIRATE RE-ENACTORS

If you find this historical approach to piracy appealing we are always looking for new members. No experience is needed, just a willingness to learn, an open mind and above all… a desire to HAVE FUN!

Word to that!

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. four stars » List of ship names of the Royal Navy  |  7 June, 2009 at 12:41 pm

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  • 2. Ash Dyer  |  31 December, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    Please could you call me in the new year +44 1493 850388

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    • 3. joyfulmolly  |  3 January, 2010 at 6:59 pm

      Please feel free to send me a mail on joyful_molly at yahoo.co.uk if you should have any questions. Thanks!

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  • 4. Julia Conway  |  2 July, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    I would be grateful for your help. I am looking to acquire articles of period dress associated with seafarers in the late 18th/early 19th century (circa Nelson). My father is in a group called The Exmouth Shanty Men (please see link below)

    http://www.exmouthshantymen.com/index.php

    http://www.myspace.com/exmouthshantymen

    We are currently finding it tricky to find patterns for our costume/wardrobe designer along with accessories such as authentic spectacles of the era.

    I would be grateful if you could point me in the direction of any companies that specialise in such articles.

    Thank you for your help in advance

    Kind regards

    Julia Conway

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    • 5. Molly Joyful  |  2 July, 2010 at 1:30 pm

      Hello Julia

      Exmouth Shanty Men? Looks and sounds VERY interesting!

      I’ll go through my resource list this weekend and will get back to you asap.

      Thanks!

      Molly

      Reply

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