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The Eighth Year

All Hallows Eve Revel -- Province of the Mists
November 3, 1973

From The Page (November, 1973):

A festival in honour of All Hallows' Eve will be sponsored by the Province of the Mists and the College of Bards on Saturday, November 3, from 7:30 pm to midnight. The revel will be held (God willing and the creek don't rise) at All Souls' Parish Hall at (address omitted). The Festival is planned as a gala costume (not just medieval clothing) event; come as a dragon if you like, not too many Easter bunnies, please. There will be dancing and a potluck refreshment table (everyone please bring something appropriate to the season). There will be a competition of poesy on the subjects of the Harvest and All Hallows'; we hope that Their Majesties and Their Highnesses will be present to judge. There may even be games of apple bobbing and pin-the-tail-on-the-orc. A donation will be requested to cover the cost of the hall and other preparations. In case All Souls' Hall is made unavailable by unforseen events, the festival will be moved to Good Shpherd Parish Hall (address omitted). (In this event, a sign with directions will be posted at All Souls'.) For further information call Master Andrei de Sevastopol or Lady Gormflait ni Cuallachta at (phone omitted), or Lady Sheen of Ire at (phone omitted).

From the History (by Wilhelm):

Held at the Good Shepherd Parish Hall, Berkeley. Participants came in costume. There were potluck refreshments, apple bobbing, pin-the-tail-on-the-orc, and a contest for Harvest or All Hallows poetry.

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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