Tuesday, 22 October 2013

The Johanssens

Smallsteaders whjo lived on the outskirts of Bodstown, the Johanssens have finally got enough Money to be able to move to a larger house with a larger plot of farming land. This means a Long journey to the town next to the great lake, so everything is packed in their large wagon and off they set.
A group photo of the Johanssens.
From left to right:
Jonathan (son),Jedediah, ( Father), Martha (Jedediah´s wife) William (Baby), Joshuah (Grandfather to Jedediah,) Esther (Josuah´s wife) Rebecca (daughter to Jedediah)

Monday, 30 September 2013


Bodstonia has large Areas of Farmland with all varieties of crops, has established some fruit orchards and gathers fish from the sea or the great lake, and, in the main, meat is supplied, especially in the winter months, by "proffesional" Trappers.
They live on the outer edges of bodstonia in small communities, thier only contact with the main populace being when they trade the meat and fus they have gathered.
Trappers are easily recognisable by thier dress, Buckskins and fur hats, although even when dressed in usual Bodstonian garb they are easily distinguished by the slightly wild look in their eyes and silent natures.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

The New house

Here we see the Dewitts moving into their new house built for them by the Braunstone Brothers.
Mrs DeWitt was originally a bit sad to leave her old home in the Centre of Bodston but this house and the Farmland around is thiers and their futures look secure.

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Bodstonian Folks Militia (1)

A Company, made up almost entirely of males, they fight as a loose unit alongside the 1st Regiment of Foot, the Bodstonian Fusiliers as skirmishers or act as a defensive Screen for the Bodstonian artillery.
There is no official Obligation to be a member of the Folks Militia but most able bodied persons are or have been in the militia.
Minimum Age for joining...there is none..basically if you can use a firearm then one can join.
The militia are under a shared command of Jeremiah Cheesman and James Forrester.  In the field the BFM falls under direct command of Colonel Jeremiah Coleman.
As with thier weaponary and uniforms thier numbers vary. There is no lists Held as to who´s in the militia but basically when the Oak Bell (Signal bell near the Great Oak in the main square) is rung at least 30 Militia Folk will attend within 10 minutes and thier numbers can double within an hour. They can, when fully mustered, field twice the number of the Fusiliers.
A Group of militiamen in a wooded area of Bodstonia.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Workers (2)

Another small selection of the working folk of Bodstonia.

Oliver Merriwether, coachman and Mr Binder, the bookseller,  discussing the rising costs of transport.

Now that the Braunstone brothers have finished thier new house, the DeWitts are in the process of moving. Obviously Mrs DeWitt is feeling a bit sorry about leaving thier old home.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Workers (1)

A group of workers and traders, the backbone of the Bodstonian trading system.

In one of Bodstons streets we see some traders bringing thier wares to and fro

A fisherman, one of the important jobs in Bodstonia as fish is often on the menu,especially in the winter months. The poor guy on the right. Even traders have to do physical work, sometimes starting very early in the day to prepare thier wares before the shops open

Even farmers have time to relax and here we see a farmer and his son taking time to look around