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The Fourth Year

Sewing Fest and Practice Session, Barony of Madrone
January 31, 1970

From The Page (January? 1970):

PACIFIC NORTHWEST AREA -- A SEWING FEST AND PRACTICE SESSION WILL BE HELD on SATURDAY, JAN. 31st, at the home of Maid Laurellen of Evergreen (address omitted), from noon till six o'clock. (see map below)

The purpose of this gathering is to prepare tfor this area's first Tournament. Seneschal Raymond the Mild will be present to practice with interested fighters; Lady Sheen of Ire, Maid Laurellen, and a number of other ladyes will be sewing and chattering, and Maid Anne Borst will instruct all interested in a few simple bransles. Anyone and everyone is welcome! Bring fabric, notions, arms and amrour or materials if youcan, if you can't come anyway.

From the History (by Wilhelm):

Held at the home of Maid Laurellan of Evergreen, Mercer Island, Washington. This was the first event of the new barony. Raymond the Mild and Sheen of Ire were the founding Baron and Baroness. Baron Raymond the Mild was also the first Seneschal.

Description of this event, © Copyright 1980 by William R. Keyes (Wilhelm von Schlüssel)
This is from The History of the West Kingdom, Volume 1 (the only volume produced). When reading this text, please keep in mind the following disclaimer:

Disclaimer: This history may have errors in it, as much of the detail is “remembered” history, or as one of the cover pages of the original type-written manuscript states “The material within is derived from the information printed in The Crown Prints and in The Page, and from the memories of the participants.” The original document was typed on onion-skin paper, with hand-written notes (often in the margins). All attempts have been made to reconcile the notes with the original document.

Annotations, when they are added, are from The Annotated History of the West, Volume 1, which is the same text as Master Wilhelm's mentioned above, with commentary from members of the SCA who were active at the time of the event, and are added to help clarify questions and expand on what happened and why. This volume is copyright © Ken Mayer (Hirsch von Henford).

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