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Nottinghill Coill Baronial Birthday

February 17- 19, 2017
Barony of Nottinghill Coill


The year is 1095 and word has spread that a great Crusade will be launched towards the Holy Land of Jerusalem! Peasants and Knights both prepare to make the long pilgrimage over land and sea at the call of Pope Urban II.

The Barony of Nottinghill Coill invites all of the populace to join with them for Their Baronial Birthday celebration! This event will be the start of an epic, year-long exploration of the Crusades. Each leg of the Crusade will be overseen by the Barony or a Canton, with the events happening in order of the journey. You will begin your sojourn in England with people from all stations in life eager to make the long, perilous trip. Will you make your pilgrimage as part of a military order or will you go to establish trade with foreign lands and peoples? Does the excitement of seeing new lands draw you from your home or does your faith pull you to new horizons?

There will be heavy combat, rapier battles and archery competitions. All military minded combatants need to prepare themselves for the tough journey ahead of them. Prove yourself worthy and able bodied to make the trip! The Arts and Sciences will be concentrated on crusade preparation: What items would you (or another) have taken on the Crusades or pilgrimages? What would be your single must have possession to bring along on your journey? Your entry may be of any medium and multiple entries are accepted. Remember that documentation will be required! Also, the Outgoing Champions are to devise a challenge for the perspective Baronial Champions. The feast will be a spectacular end to our day and a hearty beginning to our journey! The Lady Rose Ui Mhaille will make sure our pilgrims and crusaders will be well fed for the start of their adventures to far flung lands.

Martial Activities: Heavy, Rapier, Archery.

Arts & Sciences Activities: The Arts and Sciences will be concentrated on crusade preparation: What items would you (or another) have taken on the Crusades or pilgrimages? What would be your single must have possession to bring along on your journey? Your entry may be of any medium and multiple entries are accepted. Remember that documentation will be required!

Cost: 
        Adult, Member Discount:  $15.00 Day-Trip  $10.00 Feast $5.00 Camping
        Adult, Event Registration:       $20.00 Day-Trip  $10.00 Feast $5.00 Camping
        Youth (5-17):      $5.00 Day-Trip  $10.00 Feast $5.00 Camping
        Child (0-4):     $0.00 Day-Trip  $0.00 Feast $0.00 Camping

Make Checks Payable To: SCA, Inc., Barony of Nottinghill Coill

Cost Notes: Children 0 months to 4 years are guests of the Barony.

Site:Sandy Ridge Girl Scout Camp 3680 Girl Scout Road Bennettsville SC 29512 Site opens Friday 5pm, closes Sunday noon.

Site Restrictions:  Site is DRY. No pets. Ground fires in designated areas only.

Feast Information: Lady Rose Ui Mhaille (Alison O'Neal) will be preparing our feast. You may contact her at Allyson.sines[AT]gmail.com concerning any dietary questions.

Merchanting Information: Merchants are welcome and there will be no fee to merchant! Direct any questions to the autocrat.

Autocrat's Information: Caitriona inghean Ghiolla Phadraig (Jennifer Dutschke), 308 Earle Road, Central, SC 29630, Phone: (864) 915-8434, E-mail: SCAGreyhound[AT]Yahoo.com

Reservations: Brendan O'Caiside (Brandon Cassady), 101 Basin Drive, Cheraw, SC 29520, Phone: (864) 404-6796, E-mail: bcaiside[AT]Yahoo.com

Directions:

From the South:

Take your best route to Highway 52 south of Society Hill.
Take Hwy. 52 North into Society Hill.
In Society Hill, follow Highway 401, NOT Hwy. 52, which bears left.
Follow Hwy. 401 straight through Society Hill (Gailey and Lord plant will be on the left as leave Society Hill).
Go 7 miles, look for Hwy. 912.
Turn LEFT onto Hwy. 912.
Follow Hwy. 912 for 8 miles until ends at Hwy. 9.
Turn LEFT onto Hwy. 9 and then turn RIGHT onto Ebenezer Rd. (you will see a church and a water tower).
Follow Ebenezer Rd. for 3 1/2 miles.
Sandy Ridge will be on the RIGHT.

From the North:

Take your best route to Hwy. 9 near Pageland/Cheraw.
Take Hwy. 9 East towards Bennettsville.
Look for water tower on LEFT of highway before Bennettsville.
Turn LEFT onto Ebenezer Rd/water tower turn).
Ebenezer United Methodist Church will be on your RIGHT after you turn onto Ebenezer Rd.
Follow Ebenezer Rd. for 3 1/2 miles.
Sandy Ridge will be on your RIGHT.

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