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#1 paulb

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 10:04 AM

Dear All

The Token Society of Great Britain has organised a study day at the Royal Armouries Leeds on April 1st 2017.

Details of the Agenda and how to register are attached.

As with most Museums the vast majority of the Armouries collection is not on public display and this event will be devoted to studying a selection of swords not normally seen. It also offers an insight in to a collection which was built over the last quarter of the 20th century by one of the countires leading collectors.

As with all such events admission requires pre registration and the number of  places are limited. There are several places currently available and anyone wishing to attend is asked to register as detailed in the attached flyer.

We look forward to seeing you at Leeds Armouries.

Best Regards

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 10:41 PM

The katchu-bunnies will be there in May ;-)
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#3 Jussi Ekholm

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 10:28 PM

This should be a great event. I am really bummed I cannot attend this one. :( Hopefully I can get to UK another time.


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Posted 14 February 2017 - 08:56 PM

This promises to be a great event and frankly - better than arms fairs and such instances in terms of studying/viewing/handling swords, since it will showcase a breadth and quality of blades which, frankly, dealers in the UK do not hold in stock.

It is also an opportunity for like-minded friends to socialise together. If we extrapolate from the previous atmosphere of the Ashmolean Museum and Chiddingstone Castle study days in years past, then this one also promises to be quite enjoyable. Combine that with the opportunity to visit the world-class Armouries museum before and after the sword-handling session to look at armour, tosogu etc at your leisure and it seems like a great learning opportunity.

This event demonstrates the inclusiveness and openness of the To-Ken Society of GB, which aims to reach / unite the Nihonto community in the country, collaborate across sword organisations and welcome newcomers into the hobby.

Hopefully we can see many fellow NMB members there!
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Posted 14 February 2017 - 09:50 PM

Pics! All NMB members together please.


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 12:10 AM

We put this on for May, problem is we sold all 30 places within a week.

The UK has a great community of armour and sword collectors. And now we have four token societies as Scotland and Ireland have taken the step forward.

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#7 paulb

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 09:53 AM

Dear All

Looking forward to seeing members at the Armouries tomorrow. The meeting will begin in the War Cinema on the second floor. I will make sure reception know about the event and where to direct people.

I am looking forward to meeting everyone for what I hope will be an interesting and very enjoyable day.

Best Regards

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 06:27 PM

At Holiday Inn for overnight stay,  for museum visit tomorrow.


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#9 paulb

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 06:40 PM

sounds like a plan!

I am travelling down early tomorrow so will see you there. The armouries opens at 10.am so you can have a scout round before we start.

looking forward to seeing you


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Posted 01 April 2017 - 10:17 PM

Would love to have been there, but couldn´t make it :(  I still remember the excellent 2012 meetings at the Royal Armouries.

 

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 05:17 PM

Dear Jesper

I am sorry that on this occassion you were not able to make it. Unfortunately the date did not work too well for our European colleagues. We will try and make sure that we give you more notice for future events as we plan them, although as I am sure you will undersatnd the timing is not always within our total control.

Overall I think the event went very well. There is a more complete report together with some images on the Token Society of Great Britain facebook page and we will also post it on the Token of GB website.

people travelled from all over the country for the event and from the feedback I have received to date they were very happy with the day and what was available to study.

The Royal Armouries team did an exceptional job for us making 20 swords available for hands on study. None of these are normally on public display so it was a rare opportunity for attendees to study some exceptional work. As said in the main report I think it also offered a snapshot of how a collection was built in the last quarter of the 20th century and realise how things have changed.

I would like to thank all those who attended for their enthusiastic and positive participation and in particular the Royal Armouries for making the day possible.

We have a number of further Museum study days in the pipeline together with one or two other projects that we hope will prove enjoyable for participants

Please keep watching our Facebook pages and website for details.

Best Regards

Paul



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Posted 02 April 2017 - 08:21 PM

Photos???????
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#13 Pete Klein

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 08:34 PM

Jean:  https://www.facebook...hc_ref=NEWSFEED


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Posted 02 April 2017 - 09:50 PM

Thank you Pete

Jean,

I am sorry I didn't want to take up space with a few of the pictures I had taken which showed only a small part of what was happening so thought it was better to mention the fuller report on the Facebook page.

regards

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 12:59 AM

Some more pics beyond the FB. A number of the NMB members attended.

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 01:24 AM

Thanks for the link Pete, thanks to you Michael for additional pictures and a big thank to you Paul for this organization
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Posted 03 April 2017 - 07:44 PM

I stayed overnight into Saturday, and Paulb came into the Holiday Inn for a bite of breakfast.

Joined him and the other members at about 10.00am.

Enjoyed the day, with a 3pm finish.

Thanks to all who organised and structured, a very informative day.


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