• Fletcher

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  • Herbalist

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  • Scribe

    Skills with Quills. Read More
  • Basket Maker

    Weaving rushes. Read More
  • Rushlight Maker

    The earliest form of medieval lighting. Read More
  • Seamstress

    Making and repairing our clothes. Read More
  • Leather Worker

    Trader of hides and maker of goods. Read More
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  • Cooks

    Authentic medieval recipes. Read More
  • Tavern Keeper

    Refreshment anyone? Read More
  • Medieval Baby

    Our youngest member. Read More
  • Friar

    Medieval pastoral care. Read More
  • The Hound

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  • Man at Arms

    Ready for a fight? Read More
  • Archer

    Skilled English longbowman. Read More
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The earliest form of medieval lighting.

Sophie is the camp's lighting expert. When the sun goes down and there's still work to be done, food to be eaten or company to enjoy, Sophie will ensure that the camp still has plenty of light to do so.

Picking and preparing rushes to be used as lights is a lengthy and delicate process whereby the dried rushes are run through the leftover animal fat from the Cooks tent. Once dried again and lit the fat soaked rushes burn slowly, like a primitive candle, giving a light source for the dark evenings.

The rushes need replacing frequently as they don't burn for very long, so please feel free to lend Sophie a hand peeling and dipping her rushes - she'd welcome the help!