I have a wench costume, will see if I can dig it out.
I'm so pleased the the Stapleton chaps are keen. Would love to come and join in with the antics but I've already made plans for this evening. Hope you all have jolly time, I look forward to seeing the costumes in the photos.
KRS, the photograph of the badge is wonderful.
Yes, you could also tinker with the picture on the badge - the chappie could be wearing Godzilla's pizza hat (from another thread) on top of an elaborate wig, riding on a White Lion and slaying a pigeon with a rolled up Guardian.
Aww spoilsports! I might just wear it anyway, I look rather fine in it.
I'm supposed to be at a conference on the Euro at Westminster. Alas, I don't think i'll be back before 19:30.
Bagsey me be the beadle. I dont't like children and I work in a school.
It's funny I had imagined how some of you would look and I was about 95% right. Although I'm not too happy with you taff bach for assuming that I would be a man! But then again, I had thought that Andy would be bald for some reason. Anyway was lovely to meet you all.
Doug were you the nice gentleman to my left? I'm not very good at remembering names.
I should write more about hair wax.
Oh, while I think about it: this maybe a touch dry, but I’m not sure that ‘Justice, Truth and Friendship’ could possibly be bettered.
And, if Antic do knock-up some decent label badges I’d love one. I already sport one of their buttons. Wouldn’t it be lovely if they did some decent replicas of the original…
Oooo yes! I'd buy a full size replica, it was so pretty and sparkly.
Re the original badge, has anyone else noticed that the orientation of the central picture relative to the mounting is different in the original black and white photo compared to KRS's new colour pics?
I really do feel liek a loser today.
Perhaps there was more than one badge?
Or perhaps the badge.... IS ALIVE
Having had the chance to examine it close up, my thoughts are that matey's turban should be positioned centrally between the hilt of the sword and the crown on the mace. I would find this more aesthetically pleasing than the current and previous positioning. I'd love to know how it was originally.
Is that a dragon the little shit is skewering, the racist little Turk? Can the new one be the dragon chewing St. George? I do have a vested interest in this matter.
So now the Welsh are in league with the French. Top rate, I will have to learn to cook with garlic. Bring it on Georgey boy.
Shouldn't be too much of a leap taff bach, garlic and leeks are related.
I'm a bit confused.
link back to the photos of the back of the badge (was looking for this to show someone at work):
link to Wikipedia's section on Stroud Green history, which includes a reference to a 1754 visit by "the Mayor, Sherriffs and Aldermen of Stroud Green" to their counterparts in Kentish Town:
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