Ffair Rhaglen VII

18–22 August 2011 – Raglan Castle –Wales

The Shire of Mynydd Gwyn is pleased to host one of the premier events in Insulae Draconis: come to fight, fence, shoot and dance to your heart's delight, on the grounds of a 15th century Welsh Borders castle.

Online registration is now closed.

Can you help? Those of you who attended Raglan last year will no doubt remember how much fun was had by all on the Saturday night at the Auction. This year we will hold another auction to raise funds for the ID travel fund and the ID Regalia fund. A list of items donated can be found at http://www.flintheath.com/auction.html, but more are needed!

Coronet IV

20 August 2011

This year Ffair Rhaglen is honoured to play host to Coronet IV, run by the good gentles of Flintheath. On Saturday 20th August Flintheath will take over the running of the event that our new Prince and Princess might be determined. There will be a twilight Hunter's feast in the evening.

You do not need a separate reservation for the site, but the feast requires a separate booking. The feast is limited to 50 places and is now fully booked, but you can join the waiting list in case of cancellations or potential overflow feast places by contacting the Coronet Feast Reservations steward, Melisende Fitzwalter.

Full details of Coronet IV including feast registration can be found at the Flintheath website.

Raglan Castle

Dates

Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd August AS 46 (CE 2011).

Site opens 1400 h on Thursday and closes 1200 h on Monday.

Site

Raglan Castle (no street address)
Raglan
Monmouthshire
NP15 2BT
Wales

Off the A40, 7 miles SW of Monmouth, Gwent, SE Wales.

Note that this is a period site owned by CADW, and as such has limited facilities (no showers, no kitchen).

Fees

  Full weekend Day trip (single day only)
Up to and including 22 July After 22 July
Adult £20 £25 £10
Child 6–12 years £5 £2.50
Child under 6 years free

Early registration discount: register on or before 22 July to benefit from the earlybird discount! After 22 July the adult price increases to £25 (no change to single day or child rates).

Event numbers are limited by CADW to 150 attendees, to preserve this heritage site. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Payment in advance by UK residents please; cheques should be made payable to "SCA Shire of Mynydd Gwyn".

Non-UK guests, please send travel details (i.e. flight or ferry dates) ASAP to confirm your booking.

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IMPORTANT! Allocation of places

Due to the popularity of this event and the limit of 150 places there is a chance that we may become fully booked. Therefore, bookings will be taken as follows:

If you have not guaranteed your booking by 1 July your place will be offered to those on the waiting list and you may lose it.

Food

Food is self-catering. To cook food on site, all fires must be raised off the ground with trays underneath to catch embers. Do not disturb or remove the turf (CADW rules).

There is a cafe 5–10 minutes walk from the castle that is offering food deals for SCA members. Ask at the registration tent for details.

Raglan village is a brisk 15-minute walk from the castle, with shops, pubs and other food outlets. There are a number of hotels and B&Bs in Raglan village.

The site is discreetly wet. Please keep modern beverage containers out of sight in and around the castle.

Raglan recycles! Please separate your cans and bottles from your rubbish, for the recycling run, and drop them off as you leave.

Accommodation

Camping only.

Please indicate in your booking:

If your tent has the door in a specific location, please say so in your booking.

No tent pegs are to penetrate the ground deeper than 75 mm (CADW rules).

In deference to the neighbours, no setting up of tents will be permitted after 2300 h. Please bear this in mind when planning your travel arrangements.

Sadly, no pets allowed.

The site is non-smoking.

Crash space

Crash space is yet to be confirmed, but we may have limited space available in a crash tent again this year. Pleasae indicate your interest with your booking.

Event staff

Steward

Duarte Goncalves de Monaes
mka Johnathan George
Tel: +44 (0)7974 190236
Email: duarte.gonz@gmail.com

Co-Stewards

Sarah Ashton
Genevieve la Flechiere
Eleanor of Dovebridge

Coronet Steward

Gyles of Rochester

Reservations Clerk

Mary verch Thomas
mka Mary Frost
34 Sutherland Avenue
Yate
Bristol
BS37 5UE
Email: raglan@mynydd-gwyn.org

Raglan Marshal

Robert of Canterbury

Armoured Combat Marshal-in-Charge

Alexander of Derlington

Rapier Marshal-in-Charge

Asbiorn inn eyverski

Archery Marshal-in-Charge

TBC

Chirurgeon-in-Charge

TBC

Arts and Sciences Co-ordinator

Melisende FitzWalter

Grand Ball Co-ordinator

TBC

Helping out

As Raglan grows, it needs more people to keep it running smoothly!

When you register, please indicate where you would like to help. Assistance is particularly welcome for:

Details of additional activities will be posted as available.

Directions

By air

Cardiff International Airport (www.cwlfly.com) is the closest to the site. Bristol International Airport (www.bristolairport.co.uk) is also relatively close.

By train

Take a train to Newport where you may either catch a local bus (every 2 hours) to Raglan or pre-arrange a pick-up.

By coach

The nearest coach station is Newport. Again please either catch the local bus, or pre-arrange a pick-up.

Pick-ups can only be made from Newport, and are at a cost of £5 per carload per return trip. Pick-ups must be arranged in advance. Please give the money to the driver on the day.

By car

From the M4 leave at junction 24 and follow the A449 north till it joins the A40; from the M5 take M50 SW, which becomes the A449, till it joins the A40. Take the A40 towards Raglan. At the roundabout do a U-turn and come back along the A40. On your left is a small turning leading up to Raglan Castle.

Planning your journey

The following links may be useful in planning your journey:

Registration

Online registration is now closed, but you can still register on site.