>>"McCrone, Peter (RDS NW)" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
One of the women told my other half that 'you can't spin with a drop
spindle that size' (it was a replica of a Glastonbury Lake Village whorl),
which was blatantly not the case as the other half had a perfectly good reel of
yarn on the spindle, having been inspired to learn how to do it by LitP and
had been practicing for the ensuing 20 years or so.
I would be interested in other peoples views but I usually find the 'recreating the past' type programmes on TV tend to make me feel on the one hand as if I am suffering from severe food poisoning and on the other a feeling of intense irritation.
I have got no problems with re-enactment societies and Living History projects but the way some of these TV come across as serious and accurate recreations just makes me quite ill.
Whenever UKTV History advertises another repeat of 'Secrets of Lost Empires' I have the sudden and uncontrollable urge to reach for the bucket. What a horrible series and I still wake up some nights in a cold sweat having had nightmares of one particular ......(I just can't bring myself to mention it, it was so awful)........episode!!!!
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