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My trip to the Leed Armouries.

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posted on Apr, 4 2018 @ 03:16 AM
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I am darn lucky to have this place just a bus trip away so yesterday I took one of my service users to the Leeds Armouries which is his fave place to visit and one of mine also.
Anyhow had a great time apart from him when leaving a lift saying "Oops I just farted" as he walked by all the little children and their parents who were just entering the gas filled lift....
Anyhow here are some snaps I took.
This one is the greeting armour as you go in with a giant metal codpiece
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Yes the next two are childrens armour...I would pay to see two kids battle in them
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We are going to go at weekend because They have a war of the roses exhibition with fighting and all sorts.
Here is the website for more info.

royalarmouries.org...
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posted on Apr, 4 2018 @ 03:25 AM
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a reply to: testingtesting

Just look at the craftsmanship in this Crossbow btw.




posted on Apr, 4 2018 @ 03:26 AM
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a reply to: testingtesting
I think most of that heavy plate is fifteenth-century, the Wars of the Roses period.
(One reason for saying that is spotting the name of Maximilian, who was a fifteenth-century Hapsburg).
Is this Leeds the Yorkshire city or Leeds Castle in Kent?



posted on Apr, 4 2018 @ 03:28 AM
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a reply to: DISRAELI

Yeah thats the period I'm most interested in they have every period and stuff from all over I have some snaps of the Japanese stuff I will post later It really is awesome.
Oh Leeds Yorkshire.



posted on Apr, 4 2018 @ 03:39 AM
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a reply to: testingtesting

We also watched a demonstration by this Knightly dude on how to put on armour (I had to edit the picture due to it being my SU it's my head).




posted on Apr, 4 2018 @ 03:39 AM
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Ooooooooo a Yorkshire man at heart...

Ever done the Jorvik museum in York?

I did about 30 years ago... stank to high heaven but was a fun trip in the little train.

My origins : Harrogate... And no I am not posh!

Kindest respects

Lags

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posted on Apr, 4 2018 @ 03:41 AM
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Yeah I go at least once ayear with the same SU tbh I'm not that impressed I think the city of York just walking about is better.
I do enjoy my SU screaming "It stinks of Poooooo!" when going around in the little cart.



posted on Apr, 4 2018 @ 03:43 AM
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originally posted by: testingtesting
a reply to: Lagomorphe

Yeah I go at least once ayear with the same SU tbh I'm not that impressed I think the city of York just walking about is better.
I do enjoy my SU screaming "It stinks of Poooooo!" when going around in the little cart.


I miss the Shambles



posted on Apr, 4 2018 @ 03:51 AM
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a reply to: testingtesting

Good stuff. There's a museum in Manchester that has a ton of old weapons you'll like. They have the Samurai stuff, wicked crossbows and all types of armour. Some of the African weapons are crazy too. One was a five foot club that must weigh about 20kg. All I could think of was cracking the top off a soft-boiled egg...crunch, crack.

Great pictures



posted on Apr, 4 2018 @ 03:55 AM
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a reply to: Kandinsky

Yeah some stuff you just look at and think someone held and swung that about in anger.
It also enforces my fear of being hacked to death as a way of dying.



posted on Apr, 4 2018 @ 03:58 AM
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originally posted by: Kandinsky
a reply to: testingtesting

Good stuff. There's a museum in Manchester that has a ton of old weapons you'll like. They have the Samurai stuff, wicked crossbows and all types of armour. Some of the African weapons are crazy too. One was a five foot club that must weigh about 20kg. All I could think of was cracking the top off a soft-boiled egg...crunch, crack.

Great pictures


I come across to Manchester about 2 or 3 times a year.

Always good to have extra information as sick of going to the smallest pub (supposedly in the world) and getting a bit "ahem" tired on REAL hand pulled Teltleys (yep they have Tets in Manchester!)

Link : www.tripadvisor.co.uk...

I go there every time I am bringing French customers across to Manchester and always get drunk under the table by the auld lads that inhabit the place.

Definately worth a visit if you are not claustrophobic.

Kindest respects

Lags



posted on Apr, 4 2018 @ 04:05 AM
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a reply to: testingtesting

Yeah they wouldn't have got many swings off them. One glancing blow and bones would be shattering. Then again, same with the swords I suppose. Lots of broken skin and smashed bone with blood poisoning being a big killer. Even being hit wearing armour would be like Bugs Bunny banging on a bucket on Elmer's head - noise and pain.


These are some of the clubs. Turns out they were Antipodean and not Africa. Couldn't get good photos of anything much with reflections, lights, glass cases etc.




posted on Apr, 4 2018 @ 04:12 AM
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a reply to: Kandinsky

I had that trouble I ended up putting my phone against the glass it cut out the reflections.



posted on Apr, 4 2018 @ 04:13 AM
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originally posted by: Kandinsky
a reply to: testingtesting

Yeah they wouldn't have got many swings off them. One glancing blow and bones would be shattering. Then again, same with the swords I suppose. Lots of broken skin and smashed bone with blood poisoning being a big killer. Even being hit wearing armour would be like Bugs Bunny banging on a bucket on Elmer's head - noise and pain.


These are some of the clubs. Turns out they were Antipodean and not Africa. Couldn't get good photos of anything much with reflections, lights, glass cases etc.



OI... Keep Bugs Bunny out of this!

Which museum in Manchester were you referring to Kand?



posted on Apr, 4 2018 @ 04:17 AM
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a reply to: Lagomorphe

I think it was 'Manchester Museum,' the biggest in town. They have Neander hand axes and stuffed critters too. A 'proper' museum!



posted on Apr, 4 2018 @ 04:21 AM
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a reply to: Kandinsky

Oooo I have been we went a couple of years back it's great going to have to visit it again.



posted on Apr, 4 2018 @ 04:22 AM
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originally posted by: Kandinsky
a reply to: Lagomorphe

I think it was 'Manchester Museum,' the biggest in town. They have Neander hand axes and stuffed critters too. A 'proper' museum!


Gotcha, this one : www.museum.manchester.ac.uk...

Aye... that's a lads museum allright... know what I mean?

Kindest respects

Lags



posted on Apr, 4 2018 @ 04:22 AM
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a reply to: testingtesting

Just to add also it doesn't cost owt to get in
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posted on Apr, 4 2018 @ 05:03 AM
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originally posted by: testingtesting
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Just to add also it doesn't cost owt to get in
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Aye lad :

Hear all, see all, say nowt,
Eat all, drink all, pay nowt.
It's a long time remember
from January to December
So hear all, see all, say nowt,
Eat all, sup all, pay nowt
And if ever thy does owt fer nowt
Always do it fer th'sen.

When I was a right young lad
Me father said t'me
Seems to me thy's growin' up
Now what's thy goin' t'be?
It all depends upon th'self
It's only up to thee
I won't say much to you again
But take this tip from me...

Hear all, see all, say nowt,
Eat all, drink all, pay nowt.
It's a long time remember
from January to December
So hear all, see all, say nowt,
Eat all, sup all, pay nowt
And if ever thy does owt fer nowt
Always do it fer th'sen.

Save thy pennies while thy can
And just do what I say,
If thy doesn't keep thy 'ead
Tha'll 'ave some brass one day.
It all depends upon th'self
It's only up to thee
But there's one thing thy can reckon on
Thy won't get owt from me.

Hear all, see all, say nowt,
Eat all, drink all, pay nowt.
It's a long time remember
from January to December
So hear all, see all, say nowt,
Eat all, sup all, pay nowt
And if ever thy does owt fer nowt
Always do it fer th'sen.

That’s a threp in’t steans for them that don't understand...

And for those commoners that don't understand our elegant language and culture :







Kindest respects

Lags
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posted on Apr, 4 2018 @ 05:19 AM
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a reply to: testingtesting

York is an interesting place, when I was a kid we had a school excursion and stayed at the university there for a few days, one of favs places as a young lad was the wax works museum .

The only issue I have with oz is the distinct lack of history, this place is like all new suburbs and no class or style, we do have hot babes though so its a reasonable trade off.



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