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Alan Hutchins is now friends with Jill Palmer and Neil Mitcham
10 hours ago
Sorry not been around much lately but heavy work loads and a distinct lack of time has prevented me from updating the network and posting. I will try to be a little more active now more time is becoming available. I still check in everyday though and also emails to make sure all is working well, so if you do have any trouble with anything on the network please feel free to email me of post in the feed and I will of course get back to you as soon as I can. Thank you to everyone who continue to post and support the site, it is very much appreciated as without you this site would not exist.
Thanks again everyone, John.

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Veronica Lewis and Mark McDevitt are now friends
14 hours ago
Advice needed

I have started to buy my re-enactment kit and when it comes to a replica weapon I have to have proof of being a member of a re-enactment group
Any advice on the best one to join is much appreciated
  • daniel bowditch depends on who or what you want to re-enact?
    you do not need to have proof to buy a deact and can use this.much better to have a deactivated real weapon than a replica unless price rules this out.

    as for proof you would need to have PLI(public liability insurance) and would have to attend events regular to prove your not just trying to get this to buy weapons.search for AFRA as being a member of them you would receive a membership card to show your a bonefide reenactor.

    find a group that suits what you want to do and they will advise you on what steps to take.attend events and speak to groups to see who you suit.

    but as I said you can buy a deact without any proof.

    hope this helped
    14 hours ago
Paul Judkins and Robert Marshall are now friends
17 hours ago
Paul Judkins is now a member of 1940s Social Network
22 hours ago
need a bit of help please.
with my girlfriend starting to get more of an interest in the 1940s and attending events with me I would like to find her some books to do with fashion of the time clothes/hairstyles etc can anyone recommend any good ones to start her off?

any help appreciated
  • daniel bowditch thanks all for being really helpful
    14 hours ago
  • Veronica Lewis Vintage Hairstyling by Lauren Rennells. She shows you exactly what to use, how to use it, which way to roll the curlers etc. Excellent investment. 
    14 hours ago
  • Robert Marshall Try Apple tree lane.co.uk they seem to specialise in women's clothes
    16 hours ago
  • daniel bowditch thank you,i will start with that one.
    if anyone has any other recommendations that would be great
    18 hours ago
  • Fran Perry The 40s Look by Mike Brown is very good.
    yesterday
Lindsay is now friends with John Bizley, Site Founder and Jeff Adams
yesterday
Steve Roberts posted photos
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Friday
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They came on all 3 days - fantastic!
Friday
Don't forget this weekend, North Norfolk Railway and Chatham. The choice is all yours!!!
  • Steve Roberts Great weekend at Goodwood last weekend. Pictures to follow. At Chatham this weekend.
    Friday
  • Neil Mitcham Jill and I will be at sheringham this weekend hope to see you there.
    Wednesday
  • Nick We're having a weekend off this weekend. Both are a long way to travel.
    Tuesday
Would anyone know where I could obtain an original British Red Cross VAD cap from? or best sellers sites to search on.Many thanks.
Jennifer Williams and Jeff Adams are now friends
Tuesday
Had a great day at the Duxford Airshow on Sunday, nice to see the two Lancasters again and good old 'Sally B'
Mark Cass posted a photo
Sep 15
a few pictures from stoke bruerne
daniel bowditch posted photos
Sep 15
John white and Site Founder are now friends
Sep 14
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