Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Ironfest Photos Part 2

Ironfest, Saturday 20th April
For previous photos, see this post.

Soldiers of Britain and France compete in shooting and chopping down some wooden slat things. 

This woman had some of the most amazing wings I had ever seen! Made of sheet metal, with metal cogs and things on them! And they were home made, if you can call such a thing of beauty home made.

Oh and she also had a hidden dagger in a leg holster!

Surprise and delight as the steamengines, seemingly stationery before, were ridden down the road!

The back of those amazing wings!

I met one of the borg who was very disappointed when I would not let him assimilate me.

And K9! He actually moved by remote control. The kids loved him!

The battle between England and France

Some wonderful Georgian women's outfits.

Mounted cavalry

The bird tent where some charming medieval people had owls and falcons.

A peregrine falcon. So cute looking for a predator!

I am not sure what this bird was. It was so cute! Maybe another falcon.

Stacey and I got to hold a wedge tailed eagle named Sabrina. Stacey made her own amazing outfit and is also a very talented seamstress and Australian retailer for Truly Victorian patterns.

Cate, with a knitted Dr Who doll.

She was so heavy, I nearly dropped her!

It took me all day to realise the hall was actually a miniature castle!

A stylish gentleman on his bicycle.

Nathan in handmade leather armour


  1. What an amazing event, Laura! You probably already mentioned this, but is it a yearly thing?

    1. It's every year, this was my first one! They are already planning the next one!

    2. How exciting! Such amazing costumes and what a wide variety of things to see. I've always thought falconry was fascinating. Lucky you!! :o)

  2. Ooh, is this to do with Doctor Steel? :D I think I'm a member of the toy soldiers thingy. :P

    Looks like you had a fantastic time, Laura! Love that lady's wings...

    1. No, it's not, I'm afraid. I think it's named so because there are a lot of ironworkers.

  3. OOOOOH.....I am so jealous that you got to "hold" an eagle! I love falconry!! And your dress is so beautiful! What a fun event!

    1. Thank you, I had to change my outfit last minute because it was so wet and rainy. I had another dress which I have twice had to not wear to things now because of weather. Starting to worry the dress is jinxed.