The 2014 year
It’s been a frantic and busy year for members of Company of the Staple with lots of events and lots of new members joining the ranks.
Blacktown Medieval Faire
Once again members of Company of the staple were at Blacktown Medieval Faire, at Nurragingy Reserve, Doonside this past May. Thanks to Andrew Fraser from Knights order of the Lion Rampant who came down from Brisbane to join us in our display.
Winterfest at Old King Oval Parramatta
Another old favourite of Staple’s was Winterfest which Company of the Staple again attended.
St Ives Medieval Faire
And a new event on the calendar for Company of the Staple – St Ives Medieval Faire, held this past weekend on September 20 and 21 at St Ives Show ground.
This was quite a first for Company of the Staple, as the club hosted the 14th Century encampment at St Ives medieval Faire and had members from Queensland and Victoria, along with other 14th Century groups in NSW joining us in putting on a living history encampment.
70 people were fed a period lunch each day, making it the largest 14th Century living history display that Company of the Staple has been involved with. It was fantastic to be able to spend more time with our friends interstate and to be able to work together for a common goal.
Other firsts over the weekend included a bread oven, built and brought by Adam Mulcahy.
It took us a little while to get the hang of it, but by the second day, we were firing and churning out fresh bread for the troops.
We also pre-made some bread, using a very simple receipe of bakers flour, water and yeast. Louise Beange also created a sourdough starter using the yeast in the air.
Extra – a photo of Company of the Staple at St Ives