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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP30 Oct 2018 2:05 p.m. PST

"Last January I accepted my first ever commission, to assist Steven in reconstructing three full uniforms for performers (The Percy Tenantry Rifle Volunteers) at Alnwick Castle, Northumberland. My work; to make three pairs of tailored regimental trousers; was especially valuable for the professional experience it provided. For both Steven and myself, it was a substantial step into the industry which gave insights to formal communication with customers, working cooperatively to meet deadlines, and harnessing the venue's publicity to further promote our work…."

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Amicalement
Armand

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP30 Oct 2018 4:12 p.m. PST

Ah, the first glimmer of an answer! I've had my eye on the Percy Tenantry Volunteers for better than 30 years, and never enough information to go ahead. Now, all I need is the uniforms of the line infantry, horse and artillery.

Thank you, Armand!

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP31 Oct 2018 9:22 a.m. PST

Yes indeed a great find for those of us who are interested in the minutia of British Napoleonic uniforms.

Thanks T.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP31 Oct 2018 10:21 a.m. PST

Happy you enjoyed it my friends!. (smile)


Amicalement
Armand

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP31 Oct 2018 10:34 a.m. PST

A votre service mes amis!. (smile)


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Armand

Three Armies04 Nov 2018 3:31 a.m. PST

As a Percy myself I never tire of an excuse to visit Alnwick. And feel like a lord for a day. lol

Trajanus04 Nov 2018 7:18 a.m. PST

I'm really losing the plot! Took me three reads to realise this is about a militia unit raised from the tenants of the estates of the Duke of Northumberland!

"a great find for those of us who are interested in the minutia of British Napoleonic uniforms"

Yes indeed, bordering on the downright obscure I would say! :o)

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2018 1:10 p.m. PST

But the point is that it got the topic back to the top, to be noticed, indeed "liked", and that is what it is all about these days on Social Media.

(Also tricky to know when to add an "e" to a Latin plural noun ending in an "a". As in Minutia. Worse when it ends in US….can still be "uses" and not "I")

Hate response on social media…fine.

But not ignored….anything but that. It is my age…..What a Long Strange Trip It's Been

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2018 2:06 p.m. PST

(smile)

Amicalement
Armand

Percy Tenantry Inactive Member23 Nov 2018 6:38 p.m. PST

At the risk of being pedantic, the Percy Tenantry Volunteers were Not 'Militia',(militia were raised by Government and being under military law could be used in defence as well as in civil insurrection) I have spent the last 3 yrs researching them at Alnwick castle and helped with the new museum. The guy that ordered the uniforms from Tango01 didn't listen to my advise. The PTV had white Duck pantaloons with built in gaiters. They appear to have been armed with 1787 Prussian Potzdam muskets for anyone who is interested.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP24 Nov 2018 2:34 a.m. PST

Tango has many talents but I suspect he is no tailor. The link explains this was made by Jonathan Rogers who specialises in reconstructed uniforms it seems.

42flanker24 Nov 2018 3:05 a.m. PST

What are you all on about?

"'The Percy Tenantry Rifle Volunteers,' reconstructing three full uniforms for…"

Seems clear enough; you're either interested or you're not!

Shame abbout the pantaloons.

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