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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 21:40 pm 
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KevRich wrote:
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Ironically enough, I think these events are far more revealing about contemporary Britain rather than Wartime Britain. In that sense they are truly accurate.


Ever seen pictures of a 'patriotic' or 'historical' pageant from the first half of the Twentieth Century? They're exactly the same. It's reenactors who are the johnny-come-latelys.



Interesting point.

There are much more ancient precedents o the modern-day enthusiasm for the phenomenon. I think the Roman Naumachiae must have had some 'FARBY' elements in re-producing the Carthagenic Naval warrior Imagery (unless of course they had many captured items of battle-dress and armoury), and Pliny mentions that the fighting was often to the death, so you can't get more realistic then that in combat terms I should think!

Then then are the Tilts and Jousts of the 16th C.. although that might have straddled the line between creative anachronism and fantasy re-creation of former glories such as Crecy and the like.

I actually think that as 'fancy dress' the Haworth crowds are even poor in this respect, showing little imagination on the whole. If you look at the photographic relics of some of the noted fancy-dress balls - for example, the famous 'Historical Portraits come to Life ' ball given in 1897 C in London at Devonshire House - they were astonishingly good in their sheer artistry.


You should be comparing Haworth to a small town pageant not to something on the scale of Devonshire House. Here's a history. http://www.eventplan.co.uk/page29.html

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wildwilly wrote:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ipswichboy/8906583553/in/set-72157633842262090/

SAS selection must have been low that year lol


:lol: Pure class

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