NB: Practice Suspended
Our Practice venue is under renovation from 8-Oct 2012 until mid January 2013. We are looking for a temporary venue, and should be resuming shortly (before the end of October).
In the meantime, watch the Thamesreach mailing list for ad hoc practice sessions. All that’s needed is two people and 10feet of clear space and you are good for slow work.
Date and Time
Wednesday evenings, 7 – 10 pm
We practice every Wednesday, come what may.
Our average turnout is between 5-10 people. If you are coming for the first time, do drop one of the marshals an email, and we can advise you on what you should bring.
Armoured combat (Lady Katherine of Great Chesterford);
Fencing (Visc Genevieve or Lord Guy), via the Thamesreach list.
St. Augustine’s Hall, Cadogan Terrace, Victoria Park, E9 5EG
Corner of Victoria Park, near Cadogan Terrace.
Rail: Hackney Wick Station or Homerton Station
Bus: 388, S2, 236, 276 and 30
Transport for London bus maps for Hackey. Look for Hackney Wick map.
Car: Site is just off the A12; Cadogan Terrace intersects with A106.
AA route planner for directions from your post code
Please refer to the detailed directions on the running club’s website: select ‘Where We Are’ from the menu.
£6 per person. Concessions available, contact the Marshal.
Available on request for those coming from outside the shire.
If you’re coming from outside Thamesreach, please let the appropriate marshal know to expect you.
Links and useful stuff
The long-standing West Dragonshire Tuesday night practice is in Basingstoke, and is reachable by train and cab, or by car.
Combat Rules & Websites:
Kingdom of Drachenwald Marshals page - regulations, manuals, forms, and contact info for armoured combat, rapier, archery and equestrian marshals and participants.
Arts of War, on Insulae Draconis site – several useful articles, legacy of Sir Michael de Lacy, one of the founding members of Insulae Draconis.
Master Paul de Gorey’s excellent handbook Basic Armouring: A Practical Introduction to Armour Making is hosted by House Brighthelm. You won’t find a more readable and useful starter resource on this topic anywhere.
The Armour Archive – popular forum for discussing all aspects of combat, across SCA and other reenactment groups.