From The Page (July, 1977):
Gentles of the Western Realm: the Shire of Tarnmist most cordially inviteth you to its St. Swithin's Day Revel and Medieval Feast, to be held on July 15 at Friar Tuck's Refectory restaurant in San Luis Obispo. The merriment will begin at 10:00 PM on Friday, and end in the wee hours on Saturday, the 16th (2:00 AM at the earliest).
Friar Tuck's will be mounting a sumptuous repast of roasted goose, poached salmon, soup, several kinds of home-made bread, rice, vegetables, and dessert. This feast to please your tongue, and a varety of medieval entertainments to please your eyes (jugglers, musicians, acrobats, players, and the like are currently being sought) will all be yours at a cost of $10 the person. Copious beer or wine will be available at $5 the person extra.
The evening will be carried on in a medieval fun-and-games, bones-over-the-shoulder way in a properly period decor, with appropriately costumed serving men and wenches.
SCA members from all over are most welcome, and should get in touch with the Seneschal, Colin de Wyndmere (contact info omitted). Reservations are needed, and should be made AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, since the restaurant must be furnished with a nose count, that they may prepare the food in proper quantity.
The Shire will do its utmost to welcome gentles from other parts of the Knowne Worlde, and will be pleased to furnish them with crash space (sleeping bags are adviseable, however).
Description of this event,
© Copyright 1980 by William R. Keyes (Wilhelm von Schlüssel)
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