Hello and welcome to the first post of The Ferrers' Blog
I'm going to start with a quick introduction about who I am and what I do.
I'm Tony, I am the current Secretary of the The Ferrers Household and I suppose the webmaster for the website, I've been reenacting actively since I was 17 and started my interest in it as a hobby since I was 16 that, that means I've been involved in the hobby for 16/17 years I've been a member of 2 groups although the first group doesn't really count that much I joined but never attended an event as it was cancelled they I went off to University and joined the group I am currently with, (This one) all be it under a different name.
The group back then was The Blazon Knights!
Captain Pete and his best friend Dave were the founders or The Blazon's and started off small doing heraldry and carpentry displays, they were slightly earlier than the wars of the roses period instead focusing on the battle of Agincourt and they were popular, their event grew and attracted new members and they started doing a 4 man combat display, but the Agincourt period at the time was limited with few events larger than single group events and so they were encouraged to join an larger group The Faucenbergs so that could participate in War of the Roses events and battles.
So this was their norm for a few years until their group grew again with the introduction of some more craftsmen Paul Selby our group Blacksmith who came from the Faucenbergs and some other members from other groups and a couple of spotty teenager students (My wife and myself) and a few others. As our group grew bigger the Blazon Knight's began to become an oddity as our own group we stood out by having an odd name from the norm and so the Blazon Knight's were put to rest their long service done and they gave way to the Ferrers Household a War of the Roses Household in in our own right
As the Ferrers we have established ourselves as a Living History group displaying carpentry, blacksmithing, spinning and weaving, cookery, bread making, arrow making, woodturning as well as combat arms and armour, we have gained a reputation and we out from many of the other groups.
We continue to grow in numbers and in crafts and we are always happy to welcome new members.